While the Samsung Galaxy S4
comes with an NFC chip that makes it incompatible with the original Samsung TecTiles
, the Korean based manufacturer has started offering TecTiles2
which will work on the latest Android flagship model. TecTiles are programmable stickers that use NFC to make a phone perform a specific task when it taps the sticker. The stickers can automatically set an alarm, switch to silent mode. You can even update your Facebook status using TecTiles.
There is some good news for those with older models. The new TecTiles2 are backward compatible which means they will work on the Samsung Galaxy S III
and other Samsung devices that support NFC. The Samsung TecTiles2 come in a package of 5 for $15 and are faster than the original stickers. They can be ordered online from the sourcelink.