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Moto X Skip available now to let you unlock your phone with NFC

Moto X Skip available now to let you unlock your phone with NFC
When Motorola announced the Moto X, there was the big news that there would be over 300 accessories for the device from a dozen different partners. Many of the accessories will likely be cases and headsets that color coordinate with your customized device, but we're now getting to see one of the more interesting accessories that will be available: the Skip.

The Skip will be an NFC clip that can be hooked anywhere: your belt, a bag strap, etc. It will work in conjunction with an NFC authenticator app (which is not yet available in the Google Play Store) to allow you to unlock your device with just a tap. The idea is to have these accessories in areas that you designate as a "safe zone" like your car. 

It's unclear how useful this will be, since the Moto X also includes options that are part of Moto Assist that will let you bypass the lockscreen when you are connected to a trusted Bluetooth device, like the one in your car. And, in general, putting in a PIN code or gesture isn't all that difficult in general.

The Skip won't be available when the Moto X launches, but when it is made available it is expected to cost $19.99.

source: Motorola via The Verge

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:13 2

1. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)

I think this is kind of cool. I don't like typing in my password but don't want my phone unprotected

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:24 9

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Lol ill just SKIP the moto x ..

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:48 1

3. philansel7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

Even James Bond 007 don't have this gadget :) Code name Skip 007 . haha

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:57 1

4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Still thinking bout buying the MOTO X will be buying it unlocked though GSM. I just want too try out the customization colors first if i really want it or not

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