OSAKA, Japan – While most users use NFC for sharing contacts, files, photos, videos or making payments, Elecom, a Japanese company known for producing peripheral devices, has announced a new foldable wireless keyboard TK-FNS040BK that uses NFC technology to pair itself with a phone.
Just like any other device, this one has its own advantages and limitations. Although users would not have to go through the hassle of connecting the device everytime as it automatically pairs up with a compatible device, this technology needs them to be in very close range of each other.
The NFC keyboard requires an app from Elecom, which, unfortunately, will only be released to select Android phones with a certain Japanese carrier. Nonetheless, NFC consumes less power, as opposed to a Bluetooth connection.
However, what may be the biggest limitation of all is that this device comes with a price tag of $240.