Student nails the commute with Oyster card manicure that actually works!

Published Friday, Jul 15 2016, 15:15 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Forget the shellac, French manicure or gelish, there are some new nails on the blockā€¦ and they have a handy second use too.

The acrylic nails, which have been created by Lucie Davis, a fashion student from UAL's Central Saint Martins, act as an Oyster card and let you swipe in and out of the barriers thanks to an inbuilt micro-chip. Amazing!


The awesome talons, which would no doubt put an end to all that frantic fishing around in your handbag, came out of a project where students were encouraged to find wonder in the most routine activities. Of course, Lucie immediately thought of her daily commute.

Lucie's got it nailed!

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Lucie's got it nailed!



She told Metro: "I took the RFID chip from an Oyster card and embedded it within a full set of acrylic nails to give commuters the ability to pay for their journeys with a single tap/touch.

"You can still top them up with money too. Now you'll never have to worry about misplacing your card again!"

A great idea. But what she'll do if one falls off when she's on the Northern Line, we're not sure!




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