Other Gadgets

Gearing up for NFC

Mahananda Bohidar July 24 | Updated on July 23, 2013

JabraMotion

Nokia Purity by Monster

Arctic S113 BT

Belkin G3A2000

Sony SBH20

VanDam Go

With every major handset now featuring Near-Field Communication technology, chances are your next smartphone will feature it too! And when it does, here a bunch of accessories that you could use to liven up your NFC experience.

Belkin G3A2000

This futuristic-looking device is a brand new NFC-enabled HD Bluetooth music receiver by Belkin. Using your phone's Bluetooth connection, the HD Bluetooth Music Receiver lets you play your smartphone's audio through your stereo system or standalone speakers. You'll be able to browse your playlist and change music tracks from up to thirty feet away. The receiver stores settings for connecting to up to eight devices, which is great while entertaining friends or family. NFC kicks in when you want to connect the device. All you have to do is tap your smartphone with the receiver for instant wireless pairing. Do keep in mind that this features works only with Android phones which run on Android OS 4.1 or higher. You can also download the free Belkin BT app to get the tap-and-play feature. The receiver offers two HD audio outputs that provide exceptional sound quality: a digital coaxial audio out and a digital optical audio out. A traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack also accommodates older home theatre setups.

$59.99

Jabra Motion

We’ve seen a lot of good hands-free devices form Jabra. However, Jabra Motion is one of the very few devices which features NFC technology. It’s easy to pair with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet by just tap the headset to the device.

And when you’ve got a call coming in, simply pick up the headset and put it on your ear to answer it. But if you are driving or going through some papers, then you can just enable voice control to answer calls on the headset Jabra’s trademark behind-the-ear wearing style and unique height adjustment of the speaker lets you wear the headset in a way that makes you feel most comfortable. And when you’re done using it, simply fold the flip-boom arm and put the headset in your pocket and take it with you. With the built-in motion sensor and advanced microphones, it intelligently adapts the sound to your surroundings wherever you happen to be – on-the-go or in your office - and lets you stay focused.

$129

Nokia Purity by Monster

It’s a pity that these sexy headphones pair only with Nokia’s NFC-enabled handsets! The Purity headphones are super-simple to use. They automatically power on when you unfold them and switch off when you fold them back. The music and phone controls integrated into headset and you have all playback controls - Play/Pause, Volume up/down, Next/Previous track control in wireless mode at your fingertips. The headset gives you about an entire day of music and phone calls with Active Noise Cancellation. Every time you plug in the advanced Bluetooth Wireless feature “Apt-X” kicks in to deliver nothing but high-definition audio. These Monster headphones come with proprietary tangle-resistant cables to keep your life hassle free.

$299

Sony SBH20

Touch once to pair your smartphone with the new NFC-enabled stereo headset by Sony. Definitely easier than hooking things up with a cable! This easy-to-use wireless headset comes with straightforward call keys and music controls. It’s designed to deliver rich bass and dynamic sound of this impressive headset. The Sony SBH20 has a secure, rotatable clip that lets you wear your mobile phone headset as you want. An ergonomic sliding power key and large tactile music control keys add extreme ease to subtle style. If the devices have been disconnected, touch once to re-connect. At just 12 grams, the headset will be a breeze to carry along wherever you go!

Rs 2,690

VanDam Go

We’re not sure whether the superstar sports one or not but chances are you will definitely want to! The VanDam Go is powered by VITA, which combines cashless payment with secure ID. Along with a Contactless Payment Card, which you can sign up for after you buy the watch, you need not ever use a credit card again. The contactless payment card can be inserted into your watch and you can just wave it at the point of sale to make purchases at the retailers. Unfortunately, this contactless payment is yet to take off in India, but if you’re one of those who travel a lot this can definitely be a handy gadget to pack in.

$35

Arctic S113 BT

These high-quality wireless speakers featuring one-touch pairing capability thanks to NFC - pairing the S113 BT with your smartphone or tablet is quick and hassle-free. Simply tap your Smartphone on the speaker, and your phone is ready to stream your favourite tunes freely without any cords. Built with the latest Bluetooth technology 4.0, the S113 BT guarantees a more reliable wireless audio transmission for better sound quality and much longer standby time. The S113 BT supports lossless streaming, making sure you get excellent audio quality on the device. Built with a large battery, the speaker can be easily recharged via USB cable and can rock your parties for up to 8 hours at a stretch.

$79.99

Published on July 22, 2013

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