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NFC Ring

A project in Bradford, United Kingdom by John McLear

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The NFC Ring can be used to unlock doors, mobile phones and to transfer information and link people.
Backers: 7665
Average Pledge Per Backer: £32

Funded: £241,947 of £30,000
Dates: Jul 20th -> Aug 19th (30 days)
Project By: John McLear
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Latest News

Farewell China Final Update

August 16th - via:
We're nearly there! Thank you everyone, your efforts have been amazing. A special thanks goes out to Tim S, Audi and the BBC! Jump onto Twitter @nfcring or Facebook and vote for your favorite color and for the Kickstarter... (Read More)

The Collection

August 15th - via:
Some of you have already caught onto this but for those that haven't... We've now added The Collection early due to the amount of messages saying they want to get in on it before the 250k Stretch Goal. The Collection.. is literally our collection; 1... (Read More)

NFC Ring Abroad – Part 3 – Major update!

August 15th - via:
Sorry about the lack of video.. China Internet.. We will upload it tomorrow, it will be visible on the youtube channel and on Big News! £300k Stretch goal set!Scroll to the bottom of this update if you want to get straight to the... (Read More)

China, Smaller rings, Samsung device update and NFC Ring in the news

August 14th - via:
Hey guys, really sorry for the late update, we're having a huge time here in China. Thank you all so much for giving us the opportunity to head here and work on the Ring for you. There are 5 days left to change your pledge to one of the amazing... (Read More)

First day video update

August 8th - via:
Hey guys! Here is day of our Hong Kong/China trip, today we got delayed by 10 hours from our transfer flight in Helsinki! We will be updating you every so often with little videos of what we're up to :)  (Read More)

£150k Update!

August 7th - via:
Hey guys, well we have all been busy, you have all done a great job commenting about spreading the NFC Ring love over social networks, thank you so much, we’re half way to reaching the amazing stretch goal where Kickstarter Edition backers get a... (Read More)

Spotlight on Kickstarter: NFC Ring

July 31st - via:
This week we're putting the spotlight on a UK-based Kickstarter project – an NFC ring that unlocks doors and smartphones. (Read More)

One week in!

July 27th - via:
You did it! In just a week you made the NFC Ring not only a reality but possibly humanities best shot at making wearable technology a movement powered by the people. You already smashed some Stretch goals and got some great things available:  -... (Read More)

New Pledge Rewards

July 23rd - via:
New pledge rewards are now in place for multiple ring orders! You can get 2 x the standard NFC Ring 2 x ALPHA MAN SIZE NFC Ring OR 1 x NFC Ring and 1 x ALPHA MAN SIZE Thank you :) John and Tanya  (Read More)

Multiple Rings or Inlays

July 22nd - via:
Hello! Thank you so much for the love and support shown for the NFC Ring :) We have had a lot of requests for multiple rings or inlays, so we have added a new surprise stretch goal! Once our pledges reach £30,000 you can now order multiple rings or... (Read More)

NFC Ring review

July 21st - via:
NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and although this technology has been around for awhile, it’s only just now starting to show up in gadgets like newer Android smartphones, tablets, Blackberry, Windows phones and portable speakers. By programming small stickers or key fobs, you can automate often performed tasks just by tapping the tag with an NFC enabled device. Now you can even wear an NFC tag on your finger. The NFC Ring is a new UK based Kickstarter project from John McLear of Etherpad and Matt Mullenweg, creator of the WordPress blogging platform. (Read More)

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