NFC equipped Line toy smartphone
Amazing or confusing but, either way, toddlers have an uncanny way or working out how to use tech. It’s understandable then why a toy maker is releasing an NFC capable touchscreen fake smartphone.
Japanese toy maker, Takara Tomy, has collaborated with Naver Japan, the creators of the popular smartphone app “Line”, to come up with a new animated series called Line Town and a range of merchandise related to it.
Included amongst the merchandise is this fake smartphone named My Touch which is specially designed to give the kids a touchscreen smartphone like experience.
It uses NFC to exchange Line stickers with other My Touch devices, and the LCD display on it has a sliding touch features so that they can navigate through the menus, etc.
The My Touch also features Line town themed mini games and activities.
Takara Tomy plans to launch the merchandise range, which includes spin off action figures from the show and toy printer capable of printing stickers, by August this year in Japan. My touch will be priced at 6,825 Yen ($70).