RFiDJ controls HTPC with coasters

Who would’ve thought that the humble coaster could be used to control your HTPC? That’s exactly what Roteno Labs has done with their solution known as the RFiDJ. It relies on a set of picture frame coasters alongside mounted descriptive pictures as well as special RFID tags located within each one. Whenever a coaster is placed in the sensor area, the server will start to stream that specific selection which includes local news, This Week in Tech podcast and other specific albums. Heck, Roteno Labs even threw in a “shuffle” tag for good measure just in case you’re at a loss when it comes to making a selection.

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