I got my first implant, a NExT installed last Saturday the 24th by an install partner near Seattle. This was after re-discovering dangerous things about a month ago when researching access control systems for pets and getting curious if they gone very far with humans. It was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be. There was the initial pain of puncturing the skin then a mild stinging pain while the needle was still in/being positioned.
First thing I did after I got it was play around with the NFC side on my iPhone. I was surprised how easy the reads are, even with the swelling, once I figured out the nfc antenna is along the top edge of the phone. Now it will reliably launch YouTube with a rick roll and if you use a NFC app, see other records (contact/business card/etc) on it pertaining to me.
I am planning on getting the Ultraloq UL1 as my next investment so I can do something practical with it. If I still had an office to go to, I’d be cloning my work badge onto it hopefully, but that’ll have to wait until Covid is not such a thing.
Further down the line I want to do a full home integration of it including my car, but am still figuring out all the pieces I’ll need to pull it off. I’m a software engineer by trade, so the possibilities of what I can do with it if I set my mind to it are fairly endless and this has me excited.
I’m debating on what I should get next. I am considering the spark 2, but the VivoKey flex in beta has me intrigued. I just want to see the iOS project get wrapped up first and play around with the auth API a bit before I make the investment.