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Samsung TecTiles are smart NFC tags that can be programmed to do many different things. Using the free Samsung TecTile application, you can create TecTiles to change settings on your phone, launch applications, check-in to places, update social status, or even make phone calls or send text messages automatically. Once you create a TecTile using the TecTile app, place the Tile in a convenient place, then tap your phone to the TecTile to perform the action stored in the TecTile. Each package comes with 5 TecTile programmable NFC sticker tags.
Settings & Apps

Keep forgetting to set an alarm? Place a programmed TecTile on your nightstand, activating specific settings when touched by your phone. Set an alarm time, enable the alarm and turn silent mode on by setting your device on the nightstand.

Phone & Text: Share a Contact

"Here's my card". Place TecTiles on your business cards to easily share your contact info with colleagues or customers. Just tap your phone onto a colleague's card and bypass the whole process of typing everything in manually.

Phone & Text: Send a Text

On your way home from work? Place a programmed TecTile on your car dash that will send a message to your loved ones letting them know you're leaving the office and on your way home with just one touch of your mobile phone.

Phone & Text: Make a Call

The ultimate speed dial. TecTiles will allow you to place a call or send a default text to any of your contacts when activated. Stick a TecTile on something that reminds you of the contact like behind a framed picture at your desk.

Social

Are you a social butterfly? If you constantly update your Facebook status or Twitter feed, streamline the process with TecTile. TecTiles can be used to launch an update feature, allowing you to touch and type to share with your friends.

Product Description
Designed For:Samsung GALAXY Ace II, Express, mini 2, Nexus, Note II, S Advance, S II Plus, S III, S4 ¦ Samsung GT I9023 Nexus S

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2 Likes #1
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.
#2
£3.97 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
#3
The Samsung Galaxy Fame has NFC, I wonder if I can use it with these
#4
Anyone know if generic nfc tags would work with this app?
1 Like #5
I have no requirement for these. Why have I just bought them ?
#6
lazyfatboy
I have no requirement for these. Why have I just bought them ?

Maybe it's a good thing, you can program them to stop you buying stuff you see on HUKD.

Oh wait - it only programs your phone :p
1 Like #8
thegamingkinginfo
The Samsung Galaxy Fame has NFC, I wonder if I can use it with these
yes

lazyfatboy
I have no requirement for these. Why have I just bought them ?

same reason as I did last year, to sit on the table doing nothing!

Edited By: GoNz017 on Jul 13, 2014 18:13
#9
What are these actually used for?
#10
thegamingkinginfo
What are these actually used for?
These are tags you can program on your phone using apps if it supports nfc. I had a nfc tag in my car when scanned turned on Bluetooth and launched the car app for use with my car kit. They're quite nifty!
#11
I use 2 on my car and Android nfc tools (free app)

1. Turns Bluetooth on, connect to car and play music

2. Turns Bluetooth off and stops music.

You can use any writable tag
5 Likes #12
bex85
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.

Did you mean fleshlight?
#13
HedgyHoggy
bex85
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.

Did you mean fleshlight?
No oO
I mean, the flash light, as the bulb has gone in the bedside lamp so I just use the light on my phone.
And why would I need a fleshlight oO
#14
Now £4.15, but still sounds a good deal if I can find a use for them.
#15
bex85
HedgyHoggy
bex85
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.

Did you mean fleshlight?
No oO
I mean, the flash light, as the bulb has gone in the bedside lamp so I just use the light on my phone.
And why would I need a fleshlight oO

Well, you know....

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/there-are-no-girls-on-the-internet
2 Likes #16
bex85
HedgyHoggy
bex85
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.

Did you mean fleshlight?
No oO
I mean, the flash light, as the bulb has gone in the bedside lamp so I just use the light on my phone.
And why would I need a fleshlight oO

Surely buying a bulb would be much more cost-effective? :)
#17
you need to turn the screen on your phone to use the tags (security feature), so it's easier to open the flashlight app the normal way :P
#18
bex85
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.

Yes you could.
#19
johnthehuman
you need to turn the screen on your phone to use the tags (security feature), so it's easier to open the flashlight app the normal way :P

You sure about that?
1 Like #20
£4.15 now?
#21
ipswich78
johnthehuman
you need to turn the screen on your phone to use the tags (security feature), so it's easier to open the flashlight app the normal way :P

You sure about that?

Yes.
#22
Tempted, but do I need them??
1 Like #23
MisterMadHatter
bex85
HedgyHoggy
bex85
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.

Did you mean fleshlight?
No oO
I mean, the flash light, as the bulb has gone in the bedside lamp so I just use the light on my phone.
And why would I need a fleshlight oO

Surely buying a bulb would be much more cost-effective? :)
You'd think but, no lol.
Bulbs for normal lights are rather expensive at supermarkets and we always forget in the cheaper shops and the lamp, if I recall it needed a specific kind of bulb which was more expensive than others. It went a while ago :p it's just as easy to use my phone's light to find my way to the bed once the lights off. But would be handy to have one of these tags stuck to the wall under the light switch.
#24
johnthehuman
ipswich78
johnthehuman
you need to turn the screen on your phone to use the tags (security feature), so it's easier to open the flashlight app the normal way :P

You sure about that?

Yes.

Odd, I'll go and have a play with NFC again tonight! I'm sure my phone used to work without it being active (Samsung S4) although I no longer have that phone so it won't be as easy to test.
#25
It's hardcoded into the NFC built into Android phones; unless you've rooted your phone and replaced some system files with modified versions, NFC does not do anything while the screen is off (or the phone is locked).

If it does then there's something weird going on :D

Edited By: johnthehuman on Jul 14, 2014 15:35
#26
bex85
MisterMadHatter
bex85
HedgyHoggy
bex85
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.

Did you mean fleshlight?
No oO
I mean, the flash light, as the bulb has gone in the bedside lamp so I just use the light on my phone.
And why would I need a fleshlight oO

Surely buying a bulb would be much more cost-effective? :)
You'd think but, no lol.
Bulbs for normal lights are rather expensive at supermarkets and we always forget in the cheaper shops and the lamp, if I recall it needed a specific kind of bulb which was more expensive than others. It went a while ago :p it's just as easy to use my phone's light to find my way to the bed once the lights off. But would be handy to have one of these tags stuck to the wall under the light switch.

Ah, I see now. You've got one of those lights that require rare and expensive bulbs. I've got one in my front room that's not had a bulb in it for over a year now because I refuse to pay the extortionate prices for a replacement. Sounds like you've found a good workaround though :D These tags sound pretty good so I may invest in some too.
#27
mr-mixalot
Tempted, but do I need them??

That's a question that most people find themselves asking on this site. The answer is always 'Yes' and there's little point trying to fight it.
#28
johnthehuman
you need to turn the screen on your phone to use the tags (security feature), so it's easier to open the flashlight app the normal way :P

Most phones you also have to unlock the screen, not just activate it.

If you want to mess about with root and xposed then it's reasonably simple to change this so NFC is always active, or active when screen on but locked. Won't be for everyone though, some phones I imagine are harder to root, incompatible with the xposed modules that do it, maybe it'll void your warranty, etc.
#29
johnthehuman
It's hardcoded into the NFC built into Android phones; unless you've rooted your phone and replaced some system files with modified versions, NFC does not do anything while the screen is off (or the phone is locked).

If it does then there's something weird going on :D

Quite possibly the latter! As mentioned it has been some months since I last dabbled with NFC... Oddly though, the phone does vibrate when put against my wallet which has a contactless bank card in it.
#30
Any NTAG203 tags are probably better value in the long run compared to these; which might be a lottery.
NFC is a lot of fun and has more potential if the phone is rooted; made a little easier now with Towelroot.
#31
I use NFC tags, but beware most/all standard/unrooted/unmodified phones will not respond to NFC tag proximity whilst they are screen-locked. You have to unlock the phone first. I use NFC tags

- on my phone slip case to lock the phone if it's still on when I put it into the case (so it behaves like one of those 'active' covers)
- in my car so the phone is set up for the car when I put it in it's car holder AND unlock it.

For what it's worth I use the free Llama to do this (Llama is like a free and simpler but less capable version of what Tasker does)
#32
#33
bex85
HedgyHoggy
bex85
Do not need. Want!
Wonder if I could program it to turn the flashlight on when tapped against this.

Did you mean fleshlight?
No oO
I mean, the flash light, as the bulb has gone in the bedside lamp so I just use the light on my phone.
And why would I need a fleshlight oO

Ah - the torch!

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