iPhone Prototype Makes Excellent Use of RFID

What could you do with an iPhone equipped with an RFID reader? A whole lot. But this clip shows the possibilities of just one fuction: Associating everyday objects with video.

Essentially, you hold your iPhone in close proximity to a certain object, and that object tells your iPhone to play a particular preloaded clip. Endless potential children's toys that come to mind, but so do other applications, like pulling up a video maintenance manual when close to parts of your car, complete with clips showing you how to change a tire or jump start your engine based only on proximity...and maybe some level of curse detection. [The Touch Project via TUAW]

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