Right now if we want to play music from our phones to external speakers wirelessly, it’s quite a troublesome process. We have to load up the app, pair the speakers with our phones and then start playing the music. Well, the folks over at Nokia have managed to make things easier – with the use of NFC technology.
At the Nokia Connection 2011 event today, Nokia showed off the Nokia Play 360: a wireless speaker that is initiated using your phone’s NFC chip. All users have to do is tap their phones on the speaker to create a connection between the devices. After the initiation, they will be paired up wirelessly via Bluetooth, and you can then stream audio onto the speaker to your heart’s content. If you’ve got more than one Play 360, they can even sense each other to give you stereo sound.
Going hand in hand with the Nokia N9 (which features NFC as well), the Play 360 might be a little pricey for most people. But hopefully this will inspire the competition to come up with something similar albeit at lower prices. The Nokia Play 360 will be available in Q3 2011 for $213. Video demonstration after the break: