I see many people having problems with readers, these small payment implants (walletmor, purewrist) are not great for being read it seems.
I have a 17*27mm VIMPayGO conversion and even that has trouble being read on some small readers.
Would a design like the flexMT or Apex mega help there?
Or maybe a bigger rectangle (aren’t purewrist big rectangles?)
What are peoples opinions? Would you get a bigger implant and install it e.g. where a watch would sit?
It sucks that for every shop there is this chance that I just cant pay or make me look like the fool I am by trying to pay with an implant 8 times.
I think I’d be up for something like a 35mm disk, that would fit on my wrist easily and would probably be very performant.
That’s partly why I wasn’t hesitant to make the CoM conversion board bigger. It will end up as a 34mm x 11.5mm implant and will perform much better with payment terminals as a result.
If the Apex Mega is approved for tokenized payment, it will also have much better performance. The revision without LEDs arrived today, and part of my testing will be trying it with various payment terminals.
I dithered a lot about this and finally went ahead and put one there, because I have nothing to lose at this point, and I can tell you, it’s great. I don’t care what Amal says about the thing possibly drifting slowly out of alignment over the rounded bone: even if mine ended up 45 degrees to the side of my finger, it’d still be more convenient than any of my metacarpal-level implants.
The next long flex implant I get - if I ever get another one - will go in another finger.
I actually am really enjoying my middle finger flexNT and … prototype whatever it is… they have slid off my bones in both hands but it’s not bad. My primary concern actually is installation… Lassi is great and I’d trust him around my tendons… but even general surgeons avoid doing anything in the hand, and refer you to a specialist. Hands are probably the most important extremity one has, and they are complex little mechanical things with tons that can easily go wrong… I worry about general “body mod” artists attempting it… or worse… someone trying to DIY it… terrible idea.
i’ve seen worse attempts using a scalpel actually… the thing about trying to separate tissue with the blade of the scalpel and not a blunt elevator is that it’s a bit like strapping a knife to a bull and putting him in a china shop filled with your tendons… totally uncontrollable.
Having said that though, I don’t see how botching anything over the metacarpals is any safer. It’s full of the same tendons that run down the fingers after all. I don’t really understand why you think finger installs are more dangerous to be honest. The point being, if you fuck around the hands, wherever it might be exactly, really bad things can happen.