Electricpig: Near-field communication hasn’t become mainstream just yet, but the latest digital photo frame from Parrot might go some way towards increasing its popularity – hold your NFC-equipped phone next to it and your snaps will transfer over automatically. No wires!
NFC is the tech behind Oyster cards on the London Underground, and because it doesn’t require Bluetooth-style pairing or any fiddling with Wi-Fi networking, it’s ultra-simple. The downside is barely any gadgets are equipped to use it just yet – it’s just too new.
Nokia’s 6212 Classic is the best-known NFC phone around at the moment, but more are certain to follow in the not-too-distant future – and then we’d expect to see devices like the Specchio become much more widespread.