NFC Ring Promises Secure Access To Smartphones, Your Home, Office, and More
NFC ring maker John McLear also suggests use cases such as unlocking the door of your house, sharing links to websites or photos, and sharing contact information (bringing heightened importance to the handshake), and even launch apps on a phone.
The device is simply constructed out of titanium and steel and consists of RFID reflective material, an NFC inlay with an NTAG 203 chip, an inlay cover, and a clear RFID passive coating.
McLear says that the ring has been in development for over a year, and now that prototyping is complete, he’s ready to raise some production cash. So far, the project has blown past its goal of £30,000 on Kickstarter; as it stands, it’s raised £78,387 with 24 days to go.
It’s also noteworthy that this particular bit of wearable tech appears to be impressively inexpensive; for a pledge of just £22, backers receive the NFC Ring and an app.