Hey all, I’ve got a DT wedge reader under a couple of desks at home, but I’d really like to use my
xNT to auth with my laptops. Does anyone know of a mini USB-C or even USB-A wedge reader? I’m looking for a small form-factor that I can keep plugged in all the time without a dongle if possible.
It sounds like you are looking for something quite particular, so probably best you check out the reviews.
My first guess for you would be something like this / these
When you buy either a LF or HF “RF USB RFID Card Reader”
you will get something like this
i.e. They look identical
BUT, what’s under the hood?
HF on the LEFT - LF on the RIGHT
(ignore the bit at the topof the LF one, that is another little project you’ll hear about soon enough)
does anybody notice anything
Yep, Thats right, the HF reader has everything the LF one has ( except an LF antenna ) and the LF one is “missing…
But if not
Here are a couple more to get you started
Dual Frequency Desktop Reader to replace my original
Prefix why I was looking to replace my KBR1I had one of the original <a href="https://dangerousthings.com/product/kbr1/">KBR1</a> readers and have had it for many years, but the performance was never great, and when you see the size of the antenna, you understand why, although it works well with a full sized card.
that version has been replaced / upgraded. Link to the newer more reliable <a href="https://da…
Here’s another great NFC reader from
Digital Logic: the DL533R USB Dongle.
I have quite a few Digital Logic products, and they all work great. This little guy is no different: it’s Wrigley’s packet-sized but it packs the punch of an ACR122U. Check it out:
That there with the very thin USB cable I soldered out of an old USB mouse tail is my new travel PC/SC reader.
And if you’re worried about drivers, worry no more: this guy is compatible with the stock Windows driver or open-source…
Really? I think our AI is getting glitchy
It forgot to link the
“RFideas wave ID NANO”
(I’m just giving pilgrim a hard time)
Unless I’m missing something, (always possible)
It looks to be a dongle sized KBR1 reader essentially, just a lot more money
Appears to come in a lot of flavors 125/13.56
Has anyone messed with this?
@anon3825968 you’ve played with a lot of weird readers
I would love this for laptops to be able to just leave it plugged in, no wires or clutter or bulk, only slightly worse than just being built into the laptop
It’s exactly what your looking for, just not cheap
Also be extra careful when choosing between the 32 something offerings… I learned the hard way
But I love mine
They do have usb c and usb a offerings, as well as vertical and horizontal dongle configurations
And various HF and LF credential specific options
And keyboard emulators or SDK dongles
(Avoid ask, and only do keyboard ones… ask me how I know)
@amal hasn’t considered putting a few on the site. Or maybe working out a drop shipping option direct from RFideas
May 25, 2023, 5:53pm
sadly they don’t do dropship and the wholesale price is crap and the MOQ is astronomical.
Not entirely surprised to hear this from my limited dealings with them… oh well