I’m thinking about doing that now, I’ve broken a few RDCs and having something a bit more durable would be nice. Although I’m using a 3D printed wallet now, which would protect the RDC better, but still, that seems cool! Lol
Do you guys not bring your diagnostic card around? I guess not every implantee has one but I feel like it’s kind of a necessity if you are using your implants at more places than just your house. Also, it’s a diagnostic card, you can use it for DIY projects too! I don’t really carry my field detectors any more though as I thought the keychain form factor was a little cumbersome with my keys,
I guess that most people use them similar to myself
I carry one in my wallet, just slap it on a reader and 95% of the time, there’s your answer.
The xFDs on the other hand, I dont carry keys at all, ∴ I don’t carry a keyring, ∴ I dont carry xFDs in my pocket.
I do however carry the xFDs in my backpack, and they come out if I’m struggling with a reader and the orientation for a xSeries.
Although I would like to say the DT Diagnostic card SHOULD be the best on the market, in my experience, it is not quite as good as the Proxgrind RF Field detector, they perform similarly, but the difference being, I have found IN MY EXPERIENCE the Proxgrind RF Field detector will “see” the frequency on some readers where the DT diagnostic card maynot, but never the other way around.
Because of the form factor, this again lives in my backpack with the xFDs, because the DT Diagnostic card, is more than good enough for MOST situations and fits in my wallet, which I do carry with me. Plus it’s FREE
Here’s an uncommon, but still valid example of a Proxgrind “win” over a DT Diagnostic Card
I had two diagnostic cards. I was working on some project, couldn’t figure out what specifically but I kept thinking I broke my pm3. Turned out I had a bad diagnostic card. Ended up tossing it in a box of stuff I sent Amal.
Interesting to hear your experience with the Diagnostic Card. I bought one a few months ago, and I was puzzled when a few readers at my work, (which only uses LF cards that I know of,) didn’t seem to light up the LF side of the card even though they’ll read clones of my LF work card just fine. (The LF half of the card definitely works, so it’s not a defect or anything.) I have a Flipper, which is also able to detect the LF duty cycle of the readers in question and successfully emulate the card.
Ordered a Proxgrind Detector to add to my collection.
You say that but I blew out the LF side of one of my cards by hovering a few cm over a magsafe charger. I only have an iPhone so I don’t have any Qi charging hardware, but certainly worth being cautious around. Fortunately I have spares that I can use instead.
From my understanding, magsafe is just Qi charging with a ring of magnets around it. And my android phone can charge from magsafe pads without a problem. It’s just that alignment takes a little more effort with regular old Qi.
Oh hey that’s pretty cool. I didn’t realize that they used Qi. I just assumed Apple being Apple redesigned everything to keep people locked into their ecosystem, claiming to be making everything better
Yup, cards couple much better with a flat Qi charger coil. The little xLED cylindrical coils couple very poorly. I’d be surprised if you could squeeze even 5% of the energy out the polling pulses, and those have something like a 500ms interval, plenty of time to let things cool down.