NFC

iClever IBE-01 Universal Bluetooth Headset Receiver review

They say looks can be deceiving and this portable NFC enabled wireless Audio Receiver from iClever is no exception. First of all, this receiver, which is a 3.0 Bluetooth version,  allows you to stream music, podcasts, news, or whatever you are listening to on your smartphone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, computer, or whatever Bluetooth enabled device …

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Add 3 programmable hardware buttons to your Android phone

Back in the day, the most important feature of any mobile phone was its buttons. Now that we have touch screens, physical buttons have all but disappeared. If you are like me and wish your phone had a real buttons that you could press to do tasks like send a quick text, call a specific contact, …

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This Samsung camera takes selfies (and all your other photos) to a higher level

Why limit yourself to taking selfies in your bathroom?  With the Samsung NX Mini camera, you can photograph yourself anywhere in the world.  You can always see what you’re including in the shot, because the 3″ LCD touchscreen view screen can flip up and face forward.  The camera is slim (0.9″) and light (5.6 ounces), …

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This universal tablet pad improves your tablet’s sound

When you’re watching videos, it’s nice to have a stand to hold your tablet so you don’t have to.  The BiONN SoundPad universal tablet stand has 2.5W stereo speakers embedded in the front legs for better sound than your tablet can produce on its own.  The stand works with iOS, Windows, and Android tablets; it …

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Wrap sound around your smartphone or tablet with the FAVI Boomerang Bluetooth Speaker with NFC

If you’ve been shopping for a portable Bluetooth speaker but just can’t pick one because they all seem to look alike (AKA boring), check out the Boomerang Bluetooth Speaker from FAVI. There are two models of this unique U shaped speaker that can double as a stand for your smartphone or tablet. The regular Boomerang is …

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MuseMini DBoom Bluetooth NFC speaker review

The MuseMini DBoom speaker features NFC, an emerging trend that we’re starting to see in small portable speakers.  NFC stands for Near Field Communication and is built into most newer Android phones. NFC allows for quicker Bluetooth connections between the phone and the speaker. Instead of going into your Bluetooth settings, scanning for devices, pairing …

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NFC portable keyboard for Android phones

If you’re looking for a portable keyboard for your NFC-enabled Android phone, check out the ELECOM NFC Android Wireless keyboard.  This keyboard folds up for travel, and it unfolds to work with most Android 4.0 and higher phones.  It weighs 5 ounces and measures about 13.4″ X 2.6″ X 0.4″.  It has an internal lithium-ion …

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Arctic S113BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker with NFC Pairing review

The popularity of portable Bluetooth speakers is pretty obvious if you’ve been keeping track of all the reviews we’ve been doing for the past year or two. Guess what? We have another one for you today. It’s the S113BT from Arctic. What makes this speaker any different from all the others on the market? This …

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NFC Ring review

Read my NFC Ring review for the 2016 version. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and although this technology has been around for awhile, it’s only just now starting to show up in gadgets like newer Android smartphones, tablets, Blackberry, Windows phones and portable speakers. By programming small stickers or key fobs, you can automate often …

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Musemini DBoom portable speaker connects to your smartphone via NFC

We’ve been seeing a huge influx of portable wireless Bluetooth speakers on the market in the last year or two, but now there’s something new on the horizon that will make streaming music from your mobile devices even easier. The Musemini DBoom portable speaker connects to your smartphone via NFC (and Bluetooth if you don’t …

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Weird Kickstarter project of the week – CHERRY on the bag

I knew this was going to be an odd Kickstarter project the moment I saw the company name – CHERRY on the bag. I expected the product to have a cherry logo or at least be Red in color. It has neither… What is it? CHERRY on the bag is a collection of Black full-grain calfskin …

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TapMyBiz – The evolution of the business card

You probably have a few business cards in your wallet that you hand out when the opportunity presents itself. Plain old printed cards may get the job done, but if you want to impress people, check out the latest in business card technology from TapMyBiz. These cards have an embedded Mifare 1K Classic NFC (Near …

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FloJack brings NFC to iPhone and iPad

You’ve probably seen the Samsung Galaxy S3 commercial making fun of people standing in line for the iPhone 5. The commercial shows SGS3 owners touching phones to transfer pics and videos. Florida based company Flomio does not want iPhone and iPad owners to feel left out of the NFC party, so they have created the …

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