The Sony Xperia SmartTags, small tokens that can make your phone perform functions with just a quick tap, are set to be released for later this year. It's annoying when you consistently have to configure or reset the functions on your phone to do certain tasks, such as putting your phone on silent mode and setting the alarm when you're about to go to sleep. The Sony Xperia SmartTags make tasks like this easier. You just have to touch or swipe your phone on a SmartTag and your phone will perform the functions you want.
According to Sony, the SmartTags will work with any NFC-enabled smartphone. NFC stands for 'Near field communication,' a technology that creates a radio connection between two devices when they touch or are near one another. Some of the things you could set up your Xperia SmartTags to do is turn on your phone's GPS when you get in your car, launch your news and weather app in the morning or turn on your calendar app when you get into work.
The Sony Xperia SmartTags are expected to retail at $30 for a pack of four tags.