A new NFC Ring use, read now!


  • Community Helper

    Yeah I hear that - and the ACR122 readers are spectacular compared to a lot of other reader devices I've tried. So, BYO reader for the win there.



  • @Lokki I actually have an ACR122, which I bought a while ago testing if it would work with the ASUS software, so I'm good to go :)


  • NFC Ring Team

    @jasok2 Pretty much.



  • looks good to me! Get the project live!


  • NFC Ring Team

    Update is live with a link to the project preview page. Some useful feedback is in. Things we need to consider:

    • Which NFC Reader will we provide with the campaign?
    • We need a more commercially appealing campaign video
    • D Nuk'em said "This seems super similar to open source projects that are available all over the internet. What's the USP of this project?

    Can I get some input on these 3 things please? :)



  • @johnyma22 said:

    Update is live with a link to the project preview page. Some useful feedback is in. Things we need to consider:

    • Which NFC Reader will we provide with the campaign?
    • We need a more commercially appealing campaign video
    • D Nuk'em said "This seems super similar to open source projects that are available all over the internet. What's the USP of this project?

    Can I get some input on these 3 things please? :)

    In regards to point 3, I have not seen any application that I can just download for windows specifically for this, paid or free. Everything requires hacking hardware or programming skills to implement. And we do need something easy to help adoption. currently the only option ive been able to find that is easy for windows is ASUS NFC express.


  • Community Helper

    Agreed, @jasok2 - this is about bringing an existing community towards the idea of easy computer login, with easy being for the reader, the rings/tags and the software setup. I love hardware hacking, it appeals to the inner Lokki, but I know that sometimes it's nice to be able to buy the first cheap piece of gear you find, just plug it in and go.

    The hardware bundled in the kickstarter pledge will help this along because there'll be no searching the interwebs for specific dongles or whatever, it's all there in the one place. Others who're contributing will likely have the same hardware and that will help with any troubleshooting that may be necessary. Plus I'm pretty sure John will be looking at a great, quality product at a decent price. You won't need to sell your collection of pogs to get it.

    I think there's a need for a slightly more polished video, but not overboard crazy polished. This is more along the lines of a big group buy crossed with software exploration that is helping a larger portion of the community than the usual hardware tinkerers.

    Something that does need to be discussed quick-quick before there's an arbitrary decision made is the reward levels!
    Do people agree with them? There was talk of t-shirts, but is this a thing people want? (more postage cost for larger parcel!)
    Do you agree that the 10gbp and 30gbp pledges need to disappear into a river somewhere and sleep with the fishes?

    Jump in and have a say while you can, guys.



  • See PM Lokki.



  • @Lokki Personally I don't care much for a t shirt. all I think we need is software, software + reader, software + 2 readers etc.


  • Community Helper

    @jasok2 yeah, we killed off the t-shirt a little while back, there's a comments section on the project preview page thing.
    At the moment really all we're waiting on is a final decision on which reader we'll use - there are a couple very good options at the moment and another is on it's way for testing.