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EndlessID Kickstarts NFC powered Privacy Control Wearables
EndlessID is Kickstarting a flagship line of batteryless, NFC security wearables. These products, called EIDs, promise to provide you with quality privacy protection and contact sharing features in just a tap.
The company has designed prototypes for a number of wearable products that range from wristbands to keychains and stickers. All of them utilize NFC technology to let your Android device know for sure that you’re the one using the device. The wristband version also has two extra, customizable chips that may be used for your own purposes.
The official app that EndlessID is releasing alongside the physical products will enable users to lock off specific areas of their phone even when the device is unlocked. That is to say, if you hand your phone to someone to make a call, they won’t be able to access your text messages or photos unless they are wearing a pre-approved EID. EndlessID is also proud of their Software Developers Kit and API, and they believe that independent developers will find new, creative ways to make use of their technology.
The NFC chip used by EID products is the same kind as the one on your credit card. It doesn’t require a battery, so you never have to charge these wearables. If this sounds like the kind of thing you might be interested in, EndlessID is offering EID wristbands to all backers pledging $20 or more (originally, you could get this perk at $15, but that pledge tier is sold out).
The company has already surpassed their $25,000 goal, and they still have 12 days to go. It looks like a promising, inexpensive product, and the company plans on integrating with IFTTT in February of 2016, which could open the doors to innumerable custom recipes.
What do you think? Does EID look like something you might use? Head over to their Kickstarter page, and then let us know what you think in the comments!