The wireless wonders of RFID technology can turn even simple toys into usable gadgets. Take this Skal media player: developed by a group hailing from Norway, it looks like something you'd find in a kid's playroom, but it's actually a remote control.
The Skal (norwegian for bowl) is basically a simple wooden container with sensors that can read any device embedded with a compatible RFID chip. One touch is all it takes to get the device to transmit information to a connected screen. The amazing simplicity of this device puts it on par with newer touchscreen interfaces. If the matrix table computer from The Land of the Lost got you excited, you'll love this.
No pricing or release date has been announced, but you can see video of the Skal in action here.
Via Design Boom