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!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

  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.


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:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

  • http://twitter.com/sd4david David

    So I can change volume automatically inside my bedroom and outside of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cdestafino Charles V DeStafino III

    Use one for my car to setup everything for my long drives at work, setup one for each room of my house, one to silence everything when I enter the babies room.

  • Sebastian

    Nice, will be useful with my S3.

  • Nachiket

    I'd like to use it to switch my phone's profile to "silent" before entering the class by pinning the tag to my bag! :)

  • MrWicket

    love the ones I already have from these guys and would love some more! :)

  • lemcott

    i go from environment to environment throughout the day, everyday. In those different environments, I use my phone, and want different things out of it, these look so rad at making my phone completely self servicing like i want it to be.

  • Nikhil

    Use it with Tasker and automate nearly every profile!

  • Ritvik


  • George

    I want!!!

  • George

    I want to win so that I can use these with Tasker and switch profiles as I travel,in college and at home.

  • mnova

    This will be awesome since I don't want to shell out for tasker.

  • Jak

    want one for my new Xperia S!!!

  • Booner

    Been wanting to pick some of these bad boys up for a while now!

  • http://www.twitter.com/RaptorHawk Hawk

    For my Galaxy Nexus: Mifare

  • http://www.facebook.com/DileshPerera Dilesh Perera

    want one for my Xperia :)

  • Nikhil Rathi

    one more giveaway..one more entry from me..

  • popcicle


  • Bogdan Ionita

    Nice.... I'd like some tags

  • Vivek

    I want one for my friend!!!!

  • Shubham

    want it, want it, WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Silky

    MIFARE for me!!!

  • Harshit

    Another Giveaway by AndroidPolice!! U guys are the best!!1

  • Diksha


  • Timsy

    new tags for my new Xperia S!!!!!

  • Jordy Cooper

    This could be the solution for my girlfriend to stop using 3G instead of WiFi

  • montycarlo2.0

    I would use these tags to automate enabling & disabling setting of my phone for times when I get in my car or I am going to work as well as learn other cool uses for the tags. I hope I can win these! Thanks.

  • prewt

    I'll use tag to shut up my phone at work... I never remember to do so ! :-)

  • goofy


  • Cristian Badin

    These + tasker would be awesome!

  • caleb

    The gnex and the nexus 7 would both instantly know when it's work time and when it's play time

  • Zaigham

    I'll use them to automate my phone's settings at home and work. I'll also set up a system for my wife and myself to communicate easier when travelling from work and back. thanks for the intl give aways!

  • Philip Langley

    I want to put on on my watch so I can unlock my phone easily.

  • http://www.facebook.com/blazej.gabrys Błażej Gabryś

    I would use them in a daily life - in a car (enable GPS, start navi, enable BT for my BT loudspeaker), at work (disable sound so my boss won't hear any sounds from games I play), at home (start wifi, stop BT, etc.). So you see- I need them! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/arditasari arditasari

    i would tag my purse. :D
    Pick me please.

  • Ivaylo Stoyanov

    NFC + Tasker = Pure awesomeness!

  • Justine


  • http://twitter.com/svil4ok Svilen Popov

    Nice :)

  • Pegasus195

    I would like to use that to change my profiles at my phone when I went to diffrent places, and also I would like to hack those NFC Tags to make a device that is NFC enabled from these. Or try making an experiment to put an NFC to my non-nfc android devices!

  • juxhin

    How would you use these tags to simplify your life?

    These tags would be awesome to use at the office, car, house

  • Mark

    I would Use them everywhere, but first spot would be on my mot. . orbike. own

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucian.cacuci Lucian Cacuci

    These tags would be verry usefull in my car and at my work place...

  • William Peterson

    At the office to set profiles, when I walk in the door at home. In the car. The possibilities are endless. I was just thinking, I may need more when I win.

  • Paludal

    Nice, looks like its turning to more international giveaways.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bennypo Benny Postolsky

    will definitely need a few for my galaxy s3

  • http://ashish.bogawat.com Ashish Bogawat

    Cool. There's finally some use for the NFC in my Galaxy Nexus. Should be good to have some at home and work to switch profiles quickly.

  • http://twitter.com/MattS154 Matt S

    Easy wifi connection. :D

  • http://twitter.com/Jeeviez Jeevan

    Would love to have it since i move a lot and changing profiles can be made easier

  • http://www.facebook.com/thecomputerking H.R. Tucker

    I'd use them attached to the backs of business cards, to simplify adding me to Contacts lists...

  • Tom

    Profile changing with NFC, love it.

  • http://www.tech-help.it/ Stefano Cirimele

    NFC is the future!!!

  • Mustafa Zoher

    Set up these tags for my wifi network so i dont have to type in passwords anymore

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1746542382 Roman Ševčík

    Hi AndroidPolice :) want 1 for my Nexus 7 :))

  • con io

    profile changes of course, home, car, work etc

  • RhythmicNature

    ME too! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=738870478 Julio García Muñoz

    I'd love to get a hold of one of those!! :D

  • Marco Marcheselli

    it's worldwide giveaway? i'm in ;)

  • http://twitter.com/PsychoSaala Gaurav Bhadauria

    NFC accessories, these things still cannot be bought in India

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1470850958 Peter ‘Firefox’ Fox

    I would like these to use in my demo for the Wake on NFC app I'm doing

  • Jonas Krivas

    There are'nt any NFC tags to buy here , so i'd love to have some

  • Jagannath Patil

    wanna get tagged with these tags !!

  • Paul

    i really need some good tags for my nexus 4! :)

  • Charlotte Askew

    Auto start laundry timers, and some for different standard cooking times (8 minutes for a batch of cookies, five hours for slow cooked meat etc), plus some for changing profiles at appropriate points.Auto launch music app at hifi.

  • Amer Khaznadar

    As others pointed out:
    1) Win those.
    2) Combine with Tasker.
    3) ???
    4) PROFIT!!!

  • Vallhalen

    How?:D With my nexus 4 ? Kidding me ?:D There is sooo many ways to use em all :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/guilhermeds3 Guilherme Santos

    I would love these tags, specially the keychain, to use as an unlocker for the phone or automate the settings for ring and energy!

  • Dr. Amit JOhari

    I would use this For My Clinic and Medical Lectures so that it Auto Corrects to Vibration mode and Does not Disturbs my Medical Class or Patients, that is Do what u Preach...

  • Michel

    I van think of a view tag uses for my Nexus 7

  • wsup

    I'd use these to simplify in-car use of my Nexus 4, auto launch bluetooth to connect to car, GPS directions to go home/to work.
    At home, put it near the door to automatically switch wifi on/off and data on/off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aleksandr-Ivanov/734916624 Aleksandr Ivanov

    I nede tags to TRICK people! And make fun of them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ali.manasra Ali Manasra

    i will customize each tag for each time of the day

  • http://www.facebook.com/levi.doles Levi Doles


  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.szopa Adam Szopa

    Just got a N4, so this would be an amazing gift :)

  • http://twitter.com/eeeenel Ademir

    Would be nice to have a NFC tag for my GNex =). It would help me when I leave the house and go to the college.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spartan.gt Spartan GT

    Would use tags for my nexus 7

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhut.virani Rhut Virani

    one for my toilet where ill set GPS off and so it does not check me in there on facebook;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.s.gibson Stephen S Gibson

    Didn't know this existed, they are awesome !

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.s.gibson Stephen S Gibson

      I'd use them are they are intended, I think that generally speeds up life. Just a quick way to set things on your phone :)

  • mrtax2005

    great! i want one! :-) please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1322713647 Andy Rhine


  • Pushi

    Don't leave my One X's NFC mostly unused

  • vrachnis

    The car-spcific nfc tag is a great idea

  • redacted

    NFC would let me easily configure my phone for work/home/sleep :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bucur-Beniamin/100003295947243 Bucur Beniamin

    do want

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrianyinorta Adrian Orta

    Having this for the house would be awesome!

  • Corey Wagner

    I've been wanting to get started with nfc tags!!!

  • daniel maracine

    profile changes,set up these tags for my wifi network,etc

  • Илья Степаненко

    Don't know yet, will see if I win.

  • iboalali

    I want a tag, to tag people :P

  • Samvith V Rao

    NFC tag here also please :) I want to automate the change in networks when leaving the house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heitiblum Heiti Blum

    I would usw one at my Door,so if i go autside it automaticly turn wifi off and 3g on^^

  • Srinivas Arnepalli

    I would gift it to my friend since I don't have an NFC equipped phone.. :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    I've always wanted some NFC tags to play with on my Nexus devices! I'd use them to switch profiles easily at work and at home.

    Can I get some love please? :-D

  • http://www.facebook.com/ovcharenko Sergii Ovcharenko

    Funny tags

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1843945564 Brian Grohe

    I am hopping I get these as I was about to buy them to integrate them into an app I am working on.

  • Denny

    will be good with my brand new SGS3

  • gb2002

    I would love to have them for my S3 to do things like put the phone to sleep at night and turn on vibrate when I working with the headphones on...

  • http://www.facebook.com/niwasiuk Nelson Wasiuk

    NFC Its the best way to toggle settings: 1 next to the bed to turn on alarm and silence the phone. 1 at work that enables wi-fi and set a medium volume. 1 for the car to turn on car mode. and another at home. this is PERFECT! I need this!

  • Bruno Aníbal

    Finally I might be able to test the note 2 NFC

  • Markus Schüring

    Set up profiles for different situations, work, home or car. Make it for visitors easier to connect to my wifi or just make some experiments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Reddington/100000168171564 Steve Reddington

    I could test my Droid DNA...hmmm

  • wolfkabal

    so many things I could do with these.

  • Sean

    I never remember to turn on/off wifi when I'm at work, home, or in the car & for the sake of my wallet, I need to incorporate NFC tags for this kinda stuff haha

  • NicholasSlininger

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Ali Salman

    Switching profiles the instant way

  • Sebastian

    Cool tags :D

  • http://twitter.com/TaibiMo Mohamed Taibi

    Thanks for the contest, hope to test this with my Galaxy Nexus :D

  • Tyler Winton

    So cool! Hoping to win! ^.^

  • Adrian P.

    I'd probably use them to toggle apps/ settings depending on location or other devices.

  • raul1905

    I'd love to win

  • Tyler Winton

    So awesome!

  • Joris

    The Mifare (classic?) vs NTAG203 is confusing, thanks for mentioning the Nexus 4 and 10 can't handle the Mifare classic, from what I understand because they do not sport an NXP chip. Would love to start my syncing apps once I get home and put my Nexus 7 on my desk, silence sound when I put it on my desk at work, even send a message to my girlfriend when I leave her home.

  • Joris

    Oh, I'm surely going to read up about the possibilities.. for instance using the keychain as part of a two-factor login would be awesome

  • sDad14

    i like NFC all over. my car, work, bed side, garage!

  • grebulon

    Want to get into that NFC thing!

  • JG

    Winning would be sweet.... Maybe be the push I need to go from saying I'm gonna to actually upgrading my phone... Would be nice to no longer be perpetually locked on 2.3.4 and to finally have all the cool things like a front facing camera, Google Now, Lemon Meringue Pie (cause face it, I probably won't upgrade till after its out), NFC...

  • Alexa F.

    I'd love to get into NFC tags!

  • Mircea

    I'd love to have these tags all over my place

  • RonD45

    Need some tags for Nexus 4, 10.

  • vibhor nizhavan

    tag to be use with alarm.
    sick of my sleep

  • http://twitter.com/zan4o iliyan iliev

    give me some tags

  • Steven

    Nice, thanks for the giveaway once again! I could definitely use these, put one at the front door, near the bed, get a little creative with Tasker.. Lots of potential :D

  • Natasha

    Thank you for the chance!

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.a.pratt Steven Pratt

    I always wanted to try using them to manage my notification volumes. It would be cool to have a few on my desk, going out the front door and/ or my car. I could set up a few different volumes or sets of certain app notifications to be louder/lower and swipe by one and not have to adjust it myself.

  • Gerardo

    I would love to win this contest! NFC Tags would be much more helpful than Tasker or AutomateIt when leaving home and the office! =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/chinna.rao.16 Chinna Rao

    I would require a tag to silence my alarm at the wash basin so that I have to get up and out of my bed and be truly awake instead of snoozing my 20 alarms from 6:15am to 7:15am...lazy me:-P

  • David Wei

    :D cool!

  • Charlton Le

    Can't wait to play around with these and see how I can show this off to my friends.

  • poiuyt580

    I hope I win these!

  • Ali

    Really nice giveaway :) I like to have a quieter profile at home, maybe without emails from work bothering me and with the tags it's so much easier.

  • karan

    I am IN! Will use just as the video shows! duh

  • Julian

    Never again waking up cause I forgot to silence my phone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.labrier Taylor LaBrier

    I havent gotten to use the NFC in my Note II at all since I got it. These would be nice to play around with.

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.park.5437 Julian Park

    I would turn on dragon speak when I place my phone into my car dock. I would leave one near my bed charger to turn on silent mode before i sleep and same thing at my desk at work.

  • Eloy Tavera

    I would use NFC to turn off WiFi, turn on GPS, and turn volume up when I get in my truck.

  • Wendell

    Tags Ahoy !!!

  • QwietStorm

    I'd mess with these

  • Jeremy David Sandock

    good luck to me

  • http://www.facebook.com/deepumukundan Deepu Mukundan

    I would attach them to my valuables so that I will know when I am near one.

  • http://twitter.com/JinRoh Alvaro BF

    It would make changing the phone settings while at home / outside way easier

  • http://www.facebook.com/braydon.hord Braydon Anthony Hord

    I love Androidpolice and these giveaways, i won an LG Escape and its da bomb sonies. These tags are awesome for automating when you get home to turn on your wifi, or when you walk out the door to turn it off, the possibilities are endless!!

  • Jonathan Unicorn

    I would use it to turn my phone's sound back on whenever I enter my dorm room!

  • http://twitter.com/andriy1611 Andriy

    Different profiles when at work or at home. Choose between wifi and mobile data.

  • http://twitter.com/koenvbeek Koen van Beek

    That keychain looks handy!

  • Lou

    I would love to have these with my Nexus 4! I want to see just how useful NFC can be in every day life!!!!!

  • Wolfgang Marcos

    Here we go!

  • Sophie Lan

    Hope I win

  • MJ

    I need different setups when at home, work, and on the road so some NFC tags would be great to play with. I have a Galaxy Nexus so the Mifare tags work for me.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dc4316 Ismael Rodriguez

    Groovy. Count me in. I use nfc tags here and there. I could use a few more.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dc4316 Ismael Rodriguez

    They're especially good for changing settings on the fly. I use them for "night time" and "nap time" settings. Oh and for transportation settings in the car.

  • Cole Hoffele

    Would love this for my Qi Charger for my Nexus 4!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vrajeala.smecher Vrajeala Smecher

    hope to win