Recommended knockoff Proxmark3?


#1

Hey all. I’ve seen folks recommend getting non-official Proxmark3 kits - the $60 knockoffs are undoubtedly lower quality, but seem good enough for basic poking around. A quick scan of Alibaba and eBay shows many, many options. Does anyone have a recommended vendor, or any horror-story vendors to avoid? Thanks!


#2

I’ve looked into this and decided to order one of the cheap ones. I’ve not received it yet. The seller claimed to be local with quick delivery, but I suspect it’s coming from China as it’s well overdue.

I suspect the negative attitude and suggestion that support for the 3 Easy is soon to be dropped, is just down to desire to sell more of the expensive versions. The downside of a good open source project - someone else rides on your reputation and makes money out of it!

The “proper” ones definitely look much better and if I needed one for serious work then that’s what I’d go for. For a little bit of mucking about I suspect the eBay version will be fine. I’ll post more when (if) it ever turns up.


#3

Curious if anyone’s learned anything about this recently. I believe there is a Proxmark I could get a hold of if I really needed but it’s quite a bit of work and would probably be easier to buy a $70 3easy clone off ebay. THat’s assuming it works and works well.