These Interactive Toys Reveal Secret Messages with NFC Technology

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 7, 2015
References: gnoments & nfcworld
While gnomes are thought of as creatures that are whimsical, they are rarely thought of as high-tech—Gnoments is a start-up that's changing this with its interactive toys.

The soft gnome plush toys are equipped with NFC chips, making them able to hold meaningful web links, recordings, maps, videos and photos that can be brought up with the touch of a compatible device. Alternatively, messages can also be sent via the gnome toys through text or email.

A pair of the gnome toys forms a couple that are able to hold hands with the hidden magnets in their small mittens. A small pouch on the back of the gnome toy can also be filled with another secret message, keeping the Gnoments full of surprises. To inspire couples to use the gnomes time and time again, the starter kit comes with a 32-page book to inspire bonding and romance.