When purchasing a smart sockITz you now have the option to upgrade to an NFC enabled version. This lets users of NFC compatible phones program their sockITz to activate certain functions and features on their phone with a simple wave over another NFC enabled device. Think Paywave technology with your bank card.
Imagine getting home from work waving your phone over your smart sockITz in the kitchen which automatically sets your phone to silent or diverts all work calls to your message bank, or when you head off to bed, wave your phone over the sockITz next to your bed and your phone automatically adjusts screen brightness to lowest setting, sets your alarm for the morning and switches to silent.
Another very handy way to use your smart sockITz is for giving guests and friends, access to your Wifi network by simply waving their NFC enabled phone over your sockITz. This way you dont have to give them your password. To program your sockITz for this just download the app InstaWifi here
You can control almost any feature or setting on your phone including starting apps, you can even do multiple tasks in a specific order.
The bad news..... not many phones have NFC built-in currently but things are changing fast. Most new android devices like the Samsung Galaxy range include NFC, Apple devices are currently lacking in this department however the rumour mill has the new iPhone 5S that is released around July-august 2013 is slated to include NFC.
Doing the above is all very simple and there is a multitude of Apps allready available on the Google Play store. Click here to download one now. We recommend the NFC Task Launcher for android devices as its easy to use and program.