Samsung TecTiles2 now available for Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung TecTiles2 now available for Samsung Galaxy S4
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.

source: Samsung via SlashGear

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17 Comments

1. HASHTAG unregistered

Could't you simply do most of those tasks a lot quicker without using these TechTiles?

7. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 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: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 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: May 03, 2013

Even better, ask someone in the house to set an alarm. lmao! You both fail!

2. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Don't see the point.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

#3 is what i was saying above. but people didn't seem to like that.

3. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

Lame.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is useless.

17. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

lol? Like the first negative comment you have ever posted.

5. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

What's that Tectile thingy and how does that help me with my smartphone?

16. rawlgnd19

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 08, 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: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 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: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 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: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 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: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

variation of xperia's nfc tags it appears

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