Design consultancy Ideo has developed a concept music player that uses cards embedded with RFID tags to generate music playlists.
“The idea here was to find a physical representation of the elements of modern musical life that we’ve come to love (such as playlists and shuffle), but not give up on that retro mixtape, twelve inch vinyl physicality,” the company explains. “What if we could touch our music again?”
To play the music stored on an RFID-enabled card, users simply drop the card onto the firm’s prototype C60 music player. Multiple cards can then be placed on the player at one time to generate a playlist: