British Woman Can Pay for the Tube With Her Manicure
A 22-year-old design student has the key to a better commute at her fingertips—literally.
Lucie Davis, who is studying jewelry design at Central Saint Martins College in London, designed a set of acrylic nails for her final show, according to Refinery 29.
But these aren’t just any nails. On one index finger nail, Davis embedded a radio frequency identification—or RFID—chip that allows her to pay for and pass through the London Tube.
For an aesthetic flourish, Davis' nail set looks like a London Oyster Card, and operates as one. Davis took the chip straight out of an Oyster card and stuck it in the fake nail.
The advantages of the commuter manicure are endless: It would make morning routines faster, eliminate the need to reach into a wallet or purse every time you go to get on the train, and ensure that those who are prone to losing important items will always have a ride on the tube. Just be careful not to break a nail.