Samsung had previously released its TecTiles programmable NFC tags for its Galaxy S3 around this time last year, but unfortunately with the release of the Galaxy S4, its TecTiles didn’t support its latest and greatest smartphone. But today, Samsung is releasing its new TecTiles 2 NFC tags that fully support the Galaxy S4.
The new TecTiles 2 NFC tags will work similar to how the original tags worked and is compatible with all Samsung NFC-enabled Android smartphones. The TecTiles 2 offers a variety of functions that allow you to interact with NFC tags, such as muting your Galaxy S4 when you tap a tag prior to entering a movie theater, or by automatically having you checked in to Foursquare when you touch a TecTile at a restaurant.
Samsung’s TecTiles 2 NFC tags can be ordered on Samsung’s website for $15, although those of you who would rather get your TecTile on by picking them up in a brick-and-mortar shop, you can do so starting next month.