I ordered a NExT “pro” bundle and a proxmark3 easy. Had no issues with the website or ordering process and found a ton of good info here on the forum, in the discord, and on the Youtube channel.
After ordering, I decided that I really wanted to add a spark2 to the order and make it an Ultron Bundle. I emailed customer service and they packed it in my order and gave me an invoice to pay the difference. The process was super smooth and I was very relieved that there weren’t any issues with a last-minute addition to my order.
I found an installer in my area through the map that Dangerous things provides. I found this to be a huge help that I could find someone in my area that is already familiar with the process and had no issues with the procedure. My positive experience continued with the installer (shout out to Leo in Orlando…he’s amazing) and to this day, I continue to brag about Dangerous Things to my friends.
As far as the negative side, I don’t really have much. I will agree with a review earlier that having a more refined and “off the shelf” experience with the access controller would be nice. But at the same time, I completely understand why it is like it is. This community is about biohacking and experimenting with the technology. Half the fun is building out enclosures and antennas for a custom access controller for a custom chip I had implanted. Options might be nice, but I’m not going to ding the review for my own personal preference…because I’m forced to learn new things (which is why I’m sure most of us are here).
Finally, a huge thank you to Amal for his hard work. You have created a fantastic community of unique people and technology. Also a huge shout out to everyone on the forum and discord for answering questions and helping out. It has made it easier for me to get into this new hobby and it’s been fun!
For the most part, Good. I have made a handful of orders now and everything ships pretty quickly and safely. I now have 5 RFIDs of various types, and a Titan. On my first order of an xSIID it did not come with the RFID diagnostic card. Not a huge deal, but still, it was supposed to come with one. I mentioned that when I ordered a KBR1 and they included the diagnostic card, so that was nice. On the KBR1 order I received an xEM instead of the KBR1, to which they told me to keep the xEM(which is neat) and sent me a KBR1 right away. I recently ordered 2 xLEDs to compliment my xSIID, and each package was definitely labeled xLED white or red, all the way down to the package containing the actual syringe. Turns out the xLED red was actually a VivoKey Spark 2. While it is kinda cool and worth twice as much, I didn’t really need another HF chip, and I have not really seen the benefit of the encryption it offers yet. I probably just need to do more research. I did not want to seem like the guy who kept getting orders wrong, so I just ordered another xLED in red, and we tested it before we implanted it and had to cut out the Spark 2 because it was too close to the xSIID and depending on hand placement a reader would pick it up the wrong device. I did move the Spark 2 to the other hand, maybe I’ll find a good use for it. Like I said, quality packaging and products, but I have had 3 shipping errors so far.
thoroughly enjoyable group of nutters…but … buying your products from Australia is impossible a US$15 NFC ring costs US$56 for shipping ? ??? can afford your gear, but can’t afford your shipping, so i will remain your friend and haunt the meanders of your forums…
yeah some things are just out of our hands… sending a small package via USPS into the Australian postal service typically results in a lost package or an extremely delayed one (usually months)… which is the same for many countries… so we choose to go with DHL for international shipping. This means for small low margin stuff like a $15 ring, we have to charge the full pass-through amount we get charged for shipping… which in certain cases is pretty insanely high. Australia happens to be one of those places. Shipping to Finland is also very expensive, but mostly because most of the country is considered “extremely remote” and we get dinged another fee on top of shipping… I think the most expensive fee we’ve seen for normal shipping into a foreign country was $95USD… so sometimes our free shipping policy ends up losing us money in those situations… but we are trying.
Does DHL offer a discount if they leave out last mile delivery? Like if the package arrives at the nearest big city’s distribution center and the recipient is invited to come collect it. I go get packages like that from other shippers all the time: it’s only an hour’s ride by bicycle for me (which I don’t mind) and it’s tons less expensive than having the truck deliver to my door.
If they do, you’re welcome to use the option for my next shipments.
Hey Amal…(this is like talking directly to Odin), i know where the costs come from and completely understand who is overcharging for the service… If i knew a Giant Viking Warrior i would send him after those miscreants… they are throttling trading far worse than any tariffs does… bad for your guys and bad for us poor little Cyborg Wannabes…
I am constantly surprised and seriously impressed with the fact that DT and all the people surrounding it are coming up with ideas and then actually making them, testing them and bringing them to us to experiment, enjoy and participate in the further development of.
This community and it’s intersection of tech/humanity is super awesome and such a positive example of what’s possible with technology and a bit of open-mindedness.
Even if I’m not plotting which implants to try next in future this community will always stick in my mind as an example of what is possible, in spite of the over-commercialised, cold and sometimes pretty awful space which a lot of new technology ‘products’ are born into/out of.
Hopefully this isn’t too much of a ramble! Keep it up @amal et al.
I think it cost me $88 AUD to ship from Australia to the USA, one small box.
The Australian postal service isn’t too bad, remarkably, but it does take a month or two to get foreign items in. I would guess it’s the high volume of Chinese products. I received last month an item I ordered in April 2020, turns out it got misdirected to Malaysia (from the faded blue stamp on it).