Two announces around the same technology/use case in a few days,
Violet, on one hand, announces its “mirror”, a USB RFID reader along with bunny-shaped tags
Alcatel-Lucent’s startup (!?) tikitag announced today its tikitag rfid reader + 10 tags will be available soon on Amazon at 50 USD
This is nice – as a geek I love connected devices, yet I still wonder what the real mass-market use-cases for this technology really are. It’s “nice to have” to bind a digital action with a swipe of a RFID tag but having a USB connected reader really makes me wonder what’s so much easier when anything can be done from the computer itself… at least the tiny nabaztag are super-cute – I would buy them without the reader !