Samsung TecTiles2 now available for Samsung Galaxy S4
0. phoneArena 17 May 2013, 11:45 posted on
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...
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1. HASHTAG (Posts: 386; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Could't you simply do most of those tasks a lot quicker without using these TechTiles?
7. ZeroCide (Posts: 594; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
Well it depends on the task. I think these are made to automate certain tasks. Although I don't see a use for alot of things it may be useful for some. Example. I forget to set my alarm sometimes. This would be helpuf for that. Just program a tectile to set alarm and place it near bed where phone will charge. Tap and alarm will set.
THis could really be helpful if one nigh you come home really tired, drunk, lazy and dont want to deal with setting the alarm and jus want to go to bed.
Tap, Set, Goodnight.
9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3742; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Yes, just tap and alarm will set. When you come home and feel really tired, drunk, lazy and don't want to deal with setting the alarm and just want to go to bed, you can tap it. But don't you think that it's not so useful, because we already have Google Now, for example just go to Google Now and say "Google, set an alarm for 7am", and there you have it, the alarm is set.
Google, Say, Set, Goodnight.
Have a nice dream........
10. ZeroCide (Posts: 594; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
I think it may be easier to tap on wall, desk or nightstand than activate google voice then ask to set alarm.
11. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Even better, ask someone in the house to set an alarm. lmao! You both fail!
12. tech2 (Posts: 825; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
They are really useful at times:
1. Program a techtile to turn on/off bluetooth. Then u stick the techtile somewhere convenient in ur car and Presto ! whenever u put ur phone at that point bluetooth with switch on, and off when u leave ! Its useful when u dont have to look at ur phone while driving.
2. Similarly, u can program a techtile to turn on the wifi and switch off the data when u enter your house and keep your phone at your usual place.
3. It will also set an alarm (in case u forgot) when u keep the phone at the desk next to bed before going to sleep. (stick the techtile on the desk next to ur bed)
4. Set your phone to silent mode when you sit at your desk at your work.
These are just few instances how I use my device with techtiles. Its really about how u use it. Not a bad investment IMO
14. ZeroCide (Posts: 594; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
#3 is what i was saying above. but people didn't seem to like that.
17. darkskoliro (Posts: 742; Member since: 07 May 2012)
lol? Like the first negative comment you have ever posted.
5. sharks (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
What's that Tectile thingy and how does that help me with my smartphone?
16. rawlgnd19 (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)
its just meant for you to have access to change setting on your phone automatically. lets say you get in your car if you have a tec tile there you can pre register that tile to turn on your bluetooth so it can sync with your cars bluetooth stereo, turn the volume on your phone to full blast for incoming calls, and also have your phone go into car mode. one example.
6. hmd74 (Posts: 128; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
My nexus 4 has NFC and I have nfc tags for it. But I don't use it. Because it IS USELESS.
8. KParks23 (Posts: 385; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
I said these were worthless last year and everyone was like OMG there awesome.. Now everyone thinks there pointless also wtf.. great to hear!
13. Azure01 (Posts: 124; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I think it's mainly mean't for people who don't have friends with nfc capable phones or don't usually have nfc related anything near them.
15. pwnarena (Posts: 438; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
variation of xperia's nfc tags it appears