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Last Updated: January 28th, 2013

At this point, most of you are likely familiar with NFC, what it does, and all the neat things you can do with it. And when you start writing your own commands to NFC tags, the possibilities are nearly endless. You could, for example, have a tag that silences your phone, disables GPS, and sets the screen brightness to 'auto' at night. Or have one for the car that enables Bluetooth and GPS, disables Wi-Fi, and then launches your favorite media player or navigation. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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  2. Kees En Linda Folmer
  3. Gerard Lavery
  4. Alex Zychowicz
  5. Torstein Molland
  6. Ali Manasra
  7. Clyde Norman
  8. Matt
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  10. Kevin B.

As useful as it is, though, I've noticed one thing during my time with NFC: I sometimes get tags mixed up with each other. Because they all look the same, it's hard (if not impossible) to remember which ones do what. Our friends at Tags for Droid have a simple, yet effective solution to that quandary, though: stickers. Andy-approved (and adorned) stickers that let you customize each tag with something that represents its function. Brilliant.

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Because NFC is so useful, we've partnered up with Tags for Droid once again to get more tags in to your hands. We have ten packs of the following to give away:

  • 5 re-writable NFC tags
  • 1 re-writable NFC keychain
  • 1 page of stickers to customize the tags appropriately

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There are two different types of tags: Mifare and NTAG203. To keep the difference simple, here's the gist: if you have a Nexus 4 or Nexus 10, get NTAG203. For all other devices, Mifare works perfectly. Both types are available for this giveaway – if you win, it's up to you which one to get.

So, how do you enter? Follow the directions in the widget, of course:

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The giveaway begins now, is available to users across the globe, and will end on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:00 AM (midnight) PT. 

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • David

    would love to get these

  • Mario Landivar

    I would use them to improve my storage system.

  • Joosep

    I would definitely like a set.

  • marriedman624

    Would help with Ingress and setting up my screen timeout settings on the fly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fr33d0m111 Derek Hung

    To change sound profiles when I'm in class!

  • Alan

    Would love to integrate this with my home automation!

  • kcslimmers

    I would use it to help with automated tasks around the house such as sending commands to my main computer to turn devices on or off based on tag/time etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/untcodegeek Phil Fernandez

    Very cool idea!!

  • Michael Flanik

    I would use these for simplifying my daily habits with work, home and bedtime! Android Rocks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mihkel.jae Mihkel Jäe

    i wanna try different yhings

  • Guilherme Borges

    Bedtable mode, bike mode, college mode, lots of uses.

  • http://twitter.com/NikTheJedi Nicholas Wendt

    Wifi logins for friends and family. Also the possibilities with stuff like Tasker are tantalizing!

  • Hasier

    Automatic switch to car mode and more, for sure ^^

  • Paito Anderson

    I would use it with Foursquare to check into work easier :) #firstworldproblems

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/An-Vo/713904632 An Vo

    goodluck guys :)

  • Blake Forehand

    Ooh fun.

  • http://twitter.com/krawk182 Manuel Sanchez

    would love to have these to switch car mode on and off

  • Vyrlokar

    My only NFC device is a nexus 7, but I would use the tags to quickly set up my wifi configuration on my friend's NFC equipped phones. I would also use it to turn on wifi at home.

  • brad

    I want some

  • branchello

    seems to be useful

  • Stainless

    I will make it a wife toggle for when I get home from work

    • Stainless

      *I meant wifi toggle* ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/highwaypatrol Robert Markoš

    Me and my S3 would just use these in the car to start a playlist, near my bed to turn on the alarm and switch to airplane mode, I'd stick one on the door of my workplace so my phone would immediately connect to the corporate wifi and check the e-mails... :)

  • Omar Espinoza

    shortcuts for a lot of things

  • wststreet

    I'd use it to develop apps, for learning purposes.

  • Jonathan Berry

    Probably use them to activate different profiles. Car mode, night stand mode, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/TheJauntyJester Jaunty Jester

    No more automatic profiles, NFC is where it's at!

  • Andrey Ogrodnik

    I would use to switch profiles

  • ntebis

    Good luck

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.mennitto Andrea Mennì

    I will make an integrated system with my Nexus 7 and my Raspberry PI.

    Domotics, i'm coming :D

  • http://profiles.google.com/scott.nutting Scott Nutting

    I'd save some battery by toggling BT and Wifi when I got in and out of my car.

  • http://www.facebook.com/filipepmachado Filipe Machado

    I've been searching where to buy some tags but I was unsuccessful. They seem to be such a time saver.

  • http://www.facebook.com/helen.perezgerman Helen Perez-German

    I Would love to wint one of this sets to play with my Nexus 4!

  • Andrew M

    I would use the tags to set my volumes at home/work, and to give wifi access information to guests at my house.

  • Terry Saunders

    This would come in handy to change settings based on my location. I could also show my wife how NFC works.

  • abhisahara

    Thanks AP. I would first put one on every possible door to just rake into the fun of having a NFC phone for the first time. Then will later adjust accordingly to the needs of the profiles required for home, night, work and play ;)

  • Christian Collet

    Wicked, I recently bought a Nexus 4, and I've been dying to try out some tags!

  • Paul_Werner

    Mute for when I am at work & GPS on for in the car. Probably NFC off when it's in my pocket

  • Cody Sherman

    I already bought some from Tags for Droid, love them. I bought a bluetooth receiver for my stereo, then with some clever use of Tasker and some plugins for it, I now just touch my phone to my wall and it auto connects with my stereo and starts playing my music.

    I also have one in my wallet to launch my banking website on my phone. I can't wait to add more around the house!

  • http://www.facebook.com/idan.seri Idan Seri

    Count me in

  • casey

    Ive had the galaxy nexus since release and this seems like the perfect opportunity to try out this amazing feature!

  • HebeGuess

    Nice, have benn thought for buying this for a long time but NFC tags still an un-popular goodie here.

  • tralala

    NFC tags are fun. Would love to have some more

  • Fwwally

    NFC is a great addition to my phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1327710403 Nhan Than

    NFC key? Never heard of that

  • Alex Chapin

    I am interested in testing these out.

  • http://twitter.com/gflasck gflasck

    man, i love these things - you put one in your office, one near the door at your home, one in the car & one near the bed - the keychain....i need the keychain this this bundle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.menke3 Michael Menke

    jo

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    I would put a tag on my desk to set it to work mode, and a tag on my bedside table to turn on my alarm and change the profile in CM. Once I buy a car, I would have a tag in my car to switch the profile to the 'car profile'.

  • Andrew Cusworth

    I have been meaning to get some of these for a while. They are quite useful

  • http://www.androidgeek.in/ Serra Stone

    I like using tags to use different profiles for volume, etc in the car and at home.

  • http://twitter.com/deezil Daniel A. Williams

    I would love to have this for some interesting things at work.

  • Alvin

    I would put 1 in my daughter's pocket that would switch my phone to "Airplane mode". Want to enjoy simple moments with my daughter without any interruptions. :)

  • Tom

    I can come up with several ideas how to utilise these little things..hope to get some more of these.. :)

  • http://twitter.com/lanlith Mark Bailey

    Not tried NFC at all with my n4! I am sure I can find a way to use them somehow.... Can you configure to auto send sms?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaellasalle Scott Breitbach

    Automate home and work profiles. Provide nfc access to my home wifi...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=791568163 Petr Minařík

    gimme gimme gimme :D need tags for automated 4sq checkins :D

  • http://googleplus.VoluntaryMan.com/ William Thieme

    My Optimus G only comes with 2 so having some more would be awesome.

  • salisbury_steak

    With the power of NFC and Nexus 4, I can effortlessly and seamlessly toggle wifi, 3g, gps, autosync, sounds, brightness, depending on my location. :-) The sleepydroid-alarmclock activation is a must try. :-D

  • Jeffrey Hewitt

    They would allow me to tag in at different locations, change settings at will and just generally be able to better use my phone!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobad Mark Obad

    I would use the tags and tasker to automate things in my life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yingkun Ying Kun Zhan

    Could use these if many places :)

  • http://twitter.com/aale331 aale

    These would finally give me something to use NFC for

  • Drew Carpenter

    NFC needs to catch on, it could be so useful

  • faceless128

    count me in

  • Matthew

    NFC + Tasker... the possibilities are endless!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gapimentel German Alonso Pimentel Vera

    Just for activate alarms will do the trick, but the possibilities are endlesss

  • http://twitter.com/Duncankrebbers Duncan Krebbers

    I would use one to automatically call my girlfriend and turn the in-dail volume down to a minimum;) She talks really loud;) haha.

    And I've got a blank sticker in my car at the moment, to switch car mode on and off (wifi off, bluetooth on, media volume max, tunein radio start)

  • Matt

    I'd like to stick these around campus with novel/amusing settings.

  • JirafaBo

    I've already got some stuck around my house, in both cars, and would love some more! Too bad my girlfriend is the only one that gets to use them, my Epic 4g Touch is NFC-less.... oh wait, my Nexus 7 has NFC, i think... off to play.

    More tags please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hideaki02 Ivan Fossa-Ferrari

    I'd use these tags for automation of my phones settings.

  • Stas

    never won any giveaway. Is it compatible with nexus 4?

  • Bruce Gavin Ward

    is there a tag that will help find me when i wander off? [i'm 'in' then]

  • Dave A

    I would put them in my house, car, work.. set up different profiles for each depending on my location.. fingers crossed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasonrfisher Jason Fisher

    Looking to add some automation to my family to make things easier...

  • Tomas

    Tagsfordroidforlifeforme

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544276727 Rahavendran Srinivasalu

    would pair nicely with my lg optimus 4x

  • http://www.facebook.com/christoffer.hulthen Christoffer Hulthén

    Easier use of changing certain settings that might be easy to forget when you get to work, home, in the car etc.

  • notalive

    Having the tags would create interesting... possibilities.

  • Jacob Loeb

    I have one of these sets all over my home and car. But now the office needs some nfc love.

  • http://twitter.com/Alxj Alex

    I still haven't gotten myself any NFC tags.

  • http://twitter.com/KingPinX KingPin

    I would most likely use them to make my parents lives easier, using in their car + home to switch wifi/car mode / quiet hours etc.

  • Robert Gale

    Sounds like these could be a lot of fun.

  • http://www.keithwoo.com/ Keith Woo

    Interesting. Now to make NFC commands that will change itself based on location profiles!

  • Tomas Cruz

    Good effort on inciting the use of this great tech! keep it up!

  • natabbotts

    I'm going to combine them with tasker to do all sorts of things. The keyring one I will use to unlock my phone's screen.

  • Zaeem Siddiqui

    The Galaxy Nexus uses Mifare?

  • venky

    These tags will be a great add on got my galaxy nexus.

  • LostinFFM

    They hang here all over the city on public transport stops, so you don't have to look up on which station you are to get a ticket, which can also be done through your mobile. Love to try and program some that perform the whole process to set destinations.

  • gumbald

    I'd use them for changing modes quicker.

  • David Berta

    Great, thanks for the game! :) I want a tag for my Galaxy Nexus! :)

  • http://twitter.com/yokuyuki Ed Chen

    I really want to have on in my car to switch Bluetooth and Google Music on and off.

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    Changing wifi. My networks are so jacked up.

  • SkullOne

    Oh now this would be fun to play with.

  • wildkarrde21

    I'm boring, I'd just use them to activate bluetooth in the car, start music, etc...

  • Adam

    Yay! Stuff!

  • Marco Tulio Borges

    These are neat tags.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaunrdavis Shaun Dutchy Davis

    this would be a great additive.

  • toa95

    I would be able to automate a lot of the settings on my phone, which is amazing. Plus my Nexus 7 and eventually my new phone will be able to use it.

  • Josh Karwoski

    I would love to be able to take more of an advantage of NFC. It's a great technology, I just need more uses for it!

  • will

    less things to carry around

  • martyhalpern

    Everyone around me has dummiPhones so I have no one to play NFC with.... The Mifare tags it is, for my Nexus 7. Cheers, and thanks for yet another giveaway. As to how I would simplify my life? If only I could program one to pay all my bills, do my job, and hey, even make coffee, then I would have time to really enjoy my N7.

  • Thomas Schuster

    i'll used them in my car, my house and bike for different settings

  • http://halljake.com Jake Hall

    It would make everything so easy - silence phone at night. turn on bluetooth in the car, etc!

  • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

    The hell? Facebook is down and I can't log into Rafflecopter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001124436335 Ionut Lala

    I would use a tag at home on my desk to automatically switch off silent and switch on wifi. I would keep a tag near the door so whenever I leave I can just tap my phone to turn off wifi and turn on the GPS.

  • Oleksiy Markunin

    Would use with work..smth like that )

  • chinita279

    I'd use them in my car. Driving for an hour with my wifi still on trying to connect in the mornings kills my battery bad!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jda92 James Anderson

    I'd like some of these for when I get an NFC phone

  • virtual devil

    I would use theses tags to improve home automation especially to unlock the car or the bedroom door.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1216659077 Paul Marini

    I want these now!

  • http://twitter.com/mikedotdunham mike dunham

    Hook me up with some NFC tags!

  • Christopher Mason

    I want some tags!

  • http://twitter.com/jorgewiegand Jorge Wiegand

    I need more NFC tags, yay!

  • NeoLawliet

    Use the tag to boot up my PC when I step into the house and have it ready before my boots are off!

  • Christopher Saylor

    I'd stick one by my kitchen. Then download a "recipe of the day" app. I'd set up tasker so that when the tag reads it up the recipie on my tablet and I can cook something random out of thin air.

    I also would hide in my class adgenda book. When it's scanned it will pull up the exact evernote notebook for that class, and let me start taking notes right away.

  • Griffin Tran

    I have the LG Optimus G which the Nexus 4 is based off of so I win the NTAG203 tags!

  • Al

    I'd use one to activate/deactivate wifi, another one for 3G and another for... actually I need a lot I have endless ideas!

  • Hrw

    I think I would set them in places like home entry (to change settings on leave/enter), put one in my car...

    And hope to change my Nexus S to more modern NFC capable phone.

  • Reyes Cedeño

    Tags for my GNex...i want them

  • Brad

    My SIII is lacking home, auto & work modes. One set of Mifare tags please. ;)

  • Sean K

    This giveaway sounds like it has some high-capacity tags if they can allow as many commands on one tag as they are describing. I'm looking to make a few for the car - one for Audio, one for Nav and one for Ingress. Not sure what I'd do with the keychain but I guarantee I'll come up with something!

  • Matthew Potisuk

    Sounds excellent.

  • RyanB1

    Yeah, I think it would be handy to set one or two up for the car!

  • Jura

    I Want this!

  • Gabriel Forgie

    party!

  • DrewNusser

    After I win this all I'll need is a phone with NFC...

  • http://www.facebook.com/karlos.anderson Karlos Anderson

    I´ll use these tags with NFC Task Launcher and its Tasker integration to get an organized life! Sticks activating timers and tracking my studies progress and work tasks.

  • bbch80

    I would use them in the car to turn on GPS.

  • Matthew Fry

    What's the difference between the tag types though? I had no idea there were different types.

  • http://twitter.com/LV2355 Laurentiu

    One at home and one at work :)

  • roninpenguin

    I've got tons of things I would use these for, one of the big ones is I would integrate them into my home made car phone holders to bring up my road apps.

  • http://twitter.com/DarksydeCAD William

    NTAG203 - use them all around the house

  • Dalibor Kollár

    Another worldwide giveaway!!!! Go android police :-)

  • http://www.isource.com/ brandon

    Some of these comments are great. Getting all sorts of ideas on what I could do with these.

  • Jesus Alberto Gomez Luis

    Will use these with my Nexus 4!

  • Chadwick Kirby

    Silence my phone at my work desk

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivecuervo7 Isaac Dedini

    Use it at work. Would stop me from forgetting to put it on silent, or forgetting to take it off when I got home.

  • White Pawn

    The best.

  • fernandotta

    nfc tags, that's a pretty cool giveaway

  • Ali Al-Nasser

    Count me.

  • Ali Al-Nasser

    I want to use them to change profiles

  • http://www.tech2fetch.com/ Allii Allee

    I want a tag for my Samsung galaxy note 2

  • Thomas Newlands

    I'd use them to manage sound and brightness profiles

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlos.goncalves.568 Carlos Gonçalves

    hey fingers crossed

  • http://www.facebook.com/mdhenrich Michael Henrich

    Cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/mdhenrich Michael Henrich

    I'd use them for work and home settings so I don't have to go in and remember all the settings I have for work and home.

  • Cole Doyle

    I'd put one tag in my car that turns up the volume, turns on bluetooth, opens maps and plays pandora. One on my nightstand that turns on my alarm and lowers the volume on my phone. I'd use the others to either use as a fun scavenger hunt (write clues on to the tags) or write information ie. grocery lists, chores, etc,... so others around the house can read them.

  • Vikram Mohan

    Have some basic home automation ideas in mind...

  • bevon

    Please let me win

  • fabian

    one at home: wifi on
    one in my wallet: wifi off

    etc etc