Not a review of Dangerous Things per se. More of a suggestion. But I’ll leave this here because I don’t feel like opening a dedicated thread for this.
DT is excellent at providing great implants. But my overwhelming impression, both from my own experience and that of others’, is that the problem implantees most often run into is interfacing with existing LF or HF readers made for full-size tags. So much so that there’s a dedicated Excel sheet listing “compatible” products - compatible mostly in the sense of being able to couple with this-or-that implant.
I think DT should fund the development of an amplified Proxmark frontend, or perhaps a derivative of the Proxmark design with vastly more power. Or perhaps a generic amplififier with a credit-card sized antenna at one end and an amplified antenna for coupling with an implant at the other end
I know it’s not just about power, like a ham radio rig. What I mean is a means to provide super-easy, super-safe coupling with even the smallest glassie that doesn’t involve major headaches. I know it’s possible because I have higher power readers here that read from a mile away (rare beasts indeed, but obtainable if you’re willing to pay for them) so technically, it’s entirely possible.
DT could also partner with existing desktop reader manufacturers to develop or improve readers.
Of course, the DT slush fund isn’t unlimited (although if it quit building that super-secret underground lair in Antarctica, that would free up some money ). So perhaps it could be crowdfunded. Financially, it wouldn’t be such a pointless venture: sure it would primarily benefit our little group first, but I bet there’s a larger market for longer range LF and HF readers.
So anyway, hintidy-hint-hint. Talk is cheap and I’m just talking. But there’s an idea. I feel DT having offerings for both under- and over-skin products would have value, and I think the latter would probably sell outside the biohacking community too, broadening DT’s market reach.