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Wearable QR codes for kids. SkanzJr.

Techstination feature for Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wearable QR codes for kids.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   A company called QR Media has been marketing personal QR codes on wristbands and iPhone cases.   Scan those square blocks with your smartphone and up pops contact info along with social media links that the wearer chooses to include.    The latest from the company are wristbands for kids…under the brand SkanzJR.    Chief Marketing Officer Tammy Lewis…

“Each SkanzJr band, it’s a silicone band that is sized specifically for smaller wrists, they each contain a unique QR code.  Every one is different and on the back when you open the packet it has a secret code.  Something akin to a WebKinz that’s been out there for a long time where the kids get the code, they go onto  and that’s their key to enter the site.  But unlike Skanz, there’s no personal data.”

To protect the privacy of kids.  The price, 10 dollars.    You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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