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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.

This contest is now over.

The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

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  1. Jason Fisher
  2. Kees En Linda Folmer
  3. Gerard Lavery
  4. Alex Zychowicz
  5. Torstein Molland
  6. Ali Manasra
  7. Clyde Norman
  8. Matt
  9. Lee Adams
  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, musician, and cyclist. 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-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • bungadudu

    Good luck to all !

  • KitN

    I would use it to start up music and Runkeeper when I go out to jog. Put my phone on silent, stop auto sync and set an alarm at night... I can think of a ton of nice things to automate with NFC tags.

  • http://twitter.com/Hayotje Hayo Bart

    I want tags for my Nexus 7 :)

  • Ankhwatcher

    I'll need the MiFare so I can use it with my Nexus 7.

  • Antonio Dias

    I will use it with an automation app to make it change profiles based on the NFC tag used.

  • Roberto Cuellar

    Home,car and office, plus some to test developing some app ideas i have xD

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.randall.503 Gary Randall

    I would use them for changing profiles from home car and office

  • http://twitter.com/lordg90 lordg90

    I want it to improve my skills in android programming.

  • ocdtrekkie

    Really looking forward to messing with NFC, but haven't had the chance to pick up any tags. Would love to win! Probably for connecting people to my Wi-Fi, because my Wi-Fi is insanely hard to connect to.

  • skizzoid

    I'd use it for easy switching of profiles- loud and insecure at home to quiet and secure at school.

  • Evan

    I would use them to automate my life! :)

  • shyam bhudia

    Pick me! For some app dev ideas!

  • Grant Shearer

    I actually already have this exact set from tags for droid, but I need more tags! I'd like one for my car that I can hit that will send a text to my wife, "On my way now".

    I already have one at work that puts the volumes down, one in the car that turns on bluetooth, one at home (by the bed) that mutes everything and sets my alarm. They are pretty cool.

  • Tim Parsons

    These could come in handy...

  • http://twitter.com/curt6971 curt carter

    I would use it for switching between wifi in the house and gps/bluetooth in my car

  • Mauricio Vazquez

    i would use them for automating everything in my phone and tablet.

  • Jason J.

    sweet!

  • rm_blogger

    Man, would love some mifare tags!

  • JT

    I would use it to for different settings I use between the house work and car.

  • Dan

    Set them up in the car to use as a GPS

  • jeremy

    theyd be so useful

  • Matthew Rose

    automate my commute rituals!

  • Brian Poteet

    It would make changing modes a breeze

  • Allen ‘Gramps’ Sandifer

    The stickers are a great idea

  • One An9ry N00b

    Id use them to put some in my Car to start Google navigation.

  • http://twitter.com/eldis Antti Elonheimo

    For some reason NFC tags are hard to get here.. or just simply expensive.

  • Ron Parish

    It would be nice to set up my Endomondo app when I walk out the door of a morning for my daily jog. Another way would be to set up my daily bible reading using an app I have installed on both my phone and tablet.

  • Eloy Antunez

    I would automate music!!!

  • MartyHammel

    Love dem tags

  • Abdallah Hirbawi

    car home school work toilet office!!!! NEEEEED!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002865719233 Noah Fitzsimmons

    i'd use these to turn on/off wifi

  • Mārtiņš Belte

    Simple enough..

  • http://twitter.com/francoamerican5 Frank Messner

    I would tag my kids, tag my wife, and heck... tag myself, 'cause they be taggin' everyone out there! lol

  • BetterWithRoot

    Nice. This should be great for my DNA

  • Ng Oon-Ee

    One for office mode, one for car mode, one for turning on speakers when taking a dump... the possibilities are endless (especially with Tasker)

  • Bangers

    I want one to "turn on"................ my life!

  • http://www.facebook.com/xyrer Gustavo Parrado

    I would use them to organize my routine as I can't get those in my country.

  • Ernie

    free nfc tags available internationally? yes please! help me never see settings screens again. greetings from the Philippines!

  • SickoPsycho

    I didn't even know it was this easy- I have yet to even use NFC on my phone. I'm stoked now- I wanna play! I'd use them in lieu of profiles which i keep meaning to setup but never do. =)

  • StiflingP0nd

    I would use one to put the phone on silent when at work and one for games at work

  • Beto Vega

    1.- Connect to my jawbone and play music to my baby who is still in the womb, turn everything off, but alarms at night, have one stuck to a cool Android poster to have family and friends connect to my wi-fi with their phones... Have my contact details to pass to people's phones... no typing! :D How cool would all that be? I would help you sell these things in Mexico, there is no competition here, and a huge market for them! :)

  • me

    Been wanting to try these out! :-)

  • Majdy Shaltaf

    just got my nexus 7 and dying to try it with nfc tags so i can set destinations in the car, set the alarm @ night and to play music when i connect it to the speakers

  • http://twitter.com/StefanyBaez Stefany B. R.

    This is just PERFECT for my new Note 2. I have yet to try out NFC :( I'd use them at work and how to set WiFi on or off, open certain apps when I arrive, and just help automate many of my usual tasks

  • Randall

    These would be great

  • Ryan Jewell

    I'd use the tag to swap to a car mode when traveling, and launch my music playlist when I go out to run!

  • me

    Been wanting to try these out. :-)

  • scubabumster

    Great toys. Thanks

  • Ian Boys

    Definitely would be nice to have a few more of them! I snatched a couple and have been going rather NFC-happy...

  • Magy

    use them in my Car !

  • Leo Kanellopoulos

    I would love these tags with my nexus 10. I would use them in my workbench to enable dev mode, in the living room to run the remote app for my tv, in my car to enable bluetooth...STICK ALL THINGS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ryocoon Kurtis Whittington

    In it to win it. I'm just getting set back up in a new state and having little NFC tags to automate stuff would be pretty snazzy. How much does a pack of these things cost anyways (before I run off to google search and find bad knockoffs everywhere)?

  • Bradikadis

    I would put one in the entrance to my house and in my car to activate different profiles when I'm at home/school.

  • Daniel Wiggins

    I will program them to automate my way in and out of the house, my room , my car, and my work desk. :) Plus, spread the word on how cool they and Android are. Question though, i have a Nexus10 and an Evo Lte... which set of NFC do you recommend?

    • KitN

      You need NTAG203: The Evo can read/write both types but the Nexus 10 it's fully compatible only with the NTAGs so go with NTAG203.

  • Paul

    I would use this to turn wifi on and off when arriving and leaving certain locations like home and office. I would also automatically send a notification to my family members letting them know that I have arrived or left home or the office.

  • Darko

    I would play with them first, trying out different nfc functions, then i would decide what would be of best use to me... :)

  • Adam Bickley

    I'd use these for my Galaxy Note II so I could change my audio settings for work, car, and home primarily. I'm sure there are plenty of other cool functions that others have for now, but being able to change some settings on the fly with tap is cool enough!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ankit.tulsian.3 Ankit Tulsian

    I will be using it with my Galaxy S3.I will be sticking them in my office,home and car to do basic task which i was doing from tasker.

  • Johnatton

    Activate wifi when I get to school or home!

  • Kyle Cheung

    I would use this tag to automate my nexus 7 to turn on an app.

  • Shafiq Aziz

    I would use it to perform alot of things which I'm lazy to do! =)

  • Niall Mullins

    toggling wifi at home and in work

  • Toddharr

    More tags, need more tags!

  • http://www.facebook.com/foomanizer Michael Williams

    this would be awesome

  • http://www.lazyrivr.com/ Andy Bell

    NFC tags are great! They really are surprisingly powerful tools. I'm using one to silence my phone during classes (and check in on Foursquare at the same time)!

  • Jimmy Smedberg

    awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdkoren Jonathan Koren

    I would build an app that could only be launched via NFC (shhh, it's a secret...)

  • Skylar McNeil

    Not sure how I would use them yet, as I have yet to own any... Though the thought quickly of turning on/off wifi as I enter/leave my house or silencing before I head off to school just by tapping my device somewhere sounds really cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

    Pandora and bluetooth in my car

  • http://twitter.com/abhi2nahi4 Abhi-nay

    More NFC, yeah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdkoren Jonathan Koren

    Allowing friends to connect to protected WiFi when they visit

  • Hayato Fujii

    Hacking life making it easier! Specially to not being woken up by the Nexus silent mode notifications on your wooden table.

  • http://www.facebook.com/knot2appetizing Nick Deuel

    Yo yo yo I could use some NFC in my life. I'd love one by the door to turn off wifi

  • Aravind S

    androidpolice pls

  • http://www.brubro.com Bruce Brown

    Tag my partner to silence incoming calls from my play-mates when he is around.

  • Iacopo Fontanelli

    I want for nexus 4,they're great!

  • Iacopo Fontanelli

    Epic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lizyduncan Liz Duncan

    I can think of a hundred uses for tags!

  • Krish Masand

    let me use nfc

  • http://www.facebook.com/HenriqueMelissopoulos Henrique Melissopoulos

    Tag my door and use Tasker to do a Wake on Lan and other nice things :)

  • John Kow

    bleep bleep, nfc tags everywhere!! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/GeekYoshi Kraig Yoshi Webb

    I want to put one on my toilet at work that starts my poopsalary app so I always know how much money the company pays me to poop

  • http://EmptyApartment.net/ Mr. Creeper

    Great giveaway!

  • dylan84

    I would love to win these! I finally got a phone with NFC and would love to do a little life automization with these tags.

  • http://profiles.google.com/anithri Scott M Parrish

    Tasker and NFC for some location specific setup goodness please!

  • http://twitter.com/arghness Alex

    I haven't had the chance to try nfc out yet, so would love to be able to experiment with these tags.

  • garychencool

    I want this! My friends would love this!

  • http://twitter.com/spalten Steven Spalten

    I would love to play with this. Turn my phone to vibrate and turn on Bluetooth at work Start pandora in the car. Oh so many cool things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.mikael Mikael Lee

    use them to auto change setting before going out of house n when entering... in cars, work places, and all other places. it will make my life a whole lot easier...

  • max

    I love the automation, sign me up!

  • Kenny Erwin

    Would be nice to have instead of fumbling around with the phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/wehavetogobackk Enes Taşdemir

    sign me up please :)

  • Brian

    I can think of some uses!

  • kaneissik

    i need!

  • tagrzadz

    I know of some great uses for these!

  • Douglas Wardell-Johnson

    These Sound useful!

  • Enes Taşdemir

    thanks guys

  • Max Chiu

    I would place them around my house in areas such as by the front door, next to my bed, etc. so that I could change settings on my phone for different purposes while on the move!

  • http://daverix.net Daverix

    I would use the nfc tags to simplify tasks such as turn on and off wifi but also to develop new cool apps. One idea is to make a special type of checkin app for facebook. Because people so much nonsence, I think I can give them some very interesting info of when I'm entering the toilet room. :D So having a NFC tag there would be required for that idea. ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/ryandigweed0 ryandigweed

    Damn, this is so cool, i want one :)!

  • http://twitter.com/ryandigweed0 ryandigweed

    Would use them for autotexting my girfriend when i reach home, so i dont forget to. :)

  • http://twitter.com/jamielawtherr Jamie

    Put a few around my room and give some to my sister for her car so she can activate and disable Bluetooth/mobile data etc quickly...

  • Lokee77

    This would let me really get to use the NFC on my Incredible 4G

  • Dean

    Coool

  • Tyler Humphreys

    I want to get them for my dad. See what he can do with them.

  • Lucas Tee

    Stick one in the room for "regular" settings, and one on my backpack for classes, just to avoid those embarassing phone-ringing-in-a-lecture moments :P

  • Robert Warren

    I would use the tag to turn on wifi as I walked in the house to turn off all my sounds when I get to my desk at work. To turn them on when I get on my bike. to connect to my bluetooth stereo while I work on homework. got to have music to do homework. These would make my life a lot simpler. Thank you for the contest and I hope I win.

  • Aymeric

    To activate GPS in my car!

  • rickjumps

    Turn on WiFi at work and at home. Turn on GPS in the car.

  • Conan

    To activate different modes in certain place (desk, car, etc.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/naushad.shukoor Naushad Shukoor

    To activate my wifi

  • Renato

    I got one tag with my Optimus G, and I love it! I'd love to have more so I could stop reprogramming/reusing the same one.

  • Ivan92116

    to activate GPS & Bluetooth in my car.

  • Kawaiibuta

    I would use it to turn on my music when I get in my car and to share contact information, handy dandy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nina.wirasatria Wirasatria Md Husni

    To simplify the way I live my life and do business. Also, to make my battery last longer :D

  • Benny

    very nice another one again! thanks AP.

  • MR2_Turbo

    I would use it to disable 3g when I'm at home on wifi.

  • william

    comment

  • NSims

    Not sure how I would use them.

  • Matthew Cheung

    I would use these tags to set my phone to various settings when I am at school (Wi-Fi on, Data off, Silent mode, etc) and at home (Wi-Fi on, Vibrate mode, Bluetooth on, etc) . I would also use them to launch apps my commonly used apps such as my Gmail or Google Calendar for quick and easy access.

  • Howard Kiang

    Nice. Can use it to activate my wifi when i'm home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Caloy.Aurellano Caloy Aurellano

    I'd use them to for easy settings switch at home and at work.

  • B J Books

    To quickly put my phone in "car mode"

  • http://twitter.com/DNTiPwn Donny Tatera

    Come on Baby let me win something hopefully

  • retroactive

    Hope I win, cant get anything nfc related in my country...

  • Josh

    I've been dying to get some NFC tags

  • http://twitter.com/dmaroosis Demetri Maroosis

    Count me in!

  • brandito

    Can I have them? Would use them to turn wifi on and off at home.

  • NickTenney

    Ooh, I've always wanted to play with NFC tags.

  • spydie

    Nfc is the most useful thing on my Note 2

  • Sukhvir

    me

  • Hiren

    Plz plz plz... give me....

  • Kuo Zi Chong

    =D GNex here for me

  • Marshall

    N7 and a GSIII. Could completely automate my phone while at home and in the car.

  • Srinath

    Would be a great addition to my nexus 4!

  • Srinath

    I would keep these tags exactly where I keep my phone, in that way it will change its settings accordingly! Would be a great addition to my nexus 4!! Pure awesomeness! !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717242488 Tobey Ko

    they look very nice

  • http://twitter.com/pantheism José Teixeira

    These tags would be perfect for switching between CM profiles instantly.

  • skeeterfood

    Not sure how useful these will be with my N7, but I'll have an N4 someday...

  • Beau Champion

    I love the ones I ordered a while back. I might donate my tags to a friend to share the message of how awesome they are, or I might just keep them for myself! Do you think my wife will mind if I hide one in her car?

  • Itzael Martinez

    I would place them around the house to have my device play my music depending on which room I'm in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/funktron Dylan McKinley

    MOAR TAGS THE MOAR BETTAR! :-) Bring em on.

  • Dale

    I love the ability the NFC tags gives the customer to explore with new technology.

  • PenguinMaster

    Yay free stuff :P

  • Mark Owens

    I love setting up tasker tasks with these to automate things that would normally require several steps, I just tap my tag on the way out of the door, and I'm playing my favorite playlist by the time I get to my car.

  • Marcus Crump

    I'd use the key chain to put on my backpack and tap my Nexus 7 to it to silence all sounds before school. When I come home, I'll have another tag on the desk in the kitchen (near the garage door where I come in) that will turn up sounds back to their usual level.

  • http://twitter.com/andylj81 Andy Leong

    I will place the NFC tag right beside the bed, to tag my NEXUS 7 n off the sound when I went to bed.

  • Richard

    Love the tags!

  • Declan

    I've always wanted to get some nfc tags for switching profiles.

  • satamusic

    want.