Just be careful of the artery and tendons that are down there. I would have the same precautions as I do above though in terms of comfort.
There’s cheaper devices if you just want to clone. For example:
Just be warned that device can brick your xEM if it doesn’t have a solid connection.
Well there’s the thing don’t think, test it out. Everyone’s different so maybe it’s comfortable for you. For me if I were to put an x-series chip in my arm parallel with the bones, it would be very awkward to scan with my phone. However it would work great on the access control at my office.
It would just all depend on your phone and arm. Just wanted to give you heads up so you wouldn’t be disappointed after your first install.
Absolutely fair and appreciated. I think it would definitely be NICE if it ends up being readable at certain angles just to make it super quick/easy, but I can pretty easily get 360 degrees around with moving my phone and/or arm (depending on the angle), so whatever happens happens I suppose haha. Some angles might look a bit funny, but whatever.
So the simple cheap cloners literally just scan one chip and then attempt to wright that information to another. You shouldn’t use them for the reason stated above of how if there isn’t a strong coupling between the clonner and the chip you could end up with a unusable chip.
At least unusable till you buy a proxmark that is because the proxmark can do just about everything when it comes to RFID. Yes it can clone a chip, but it can also analyze and crack the encryption on more robust chips. The proxmark is a serious tool for security research. It gets recommended here because DT created an antennae that can plug into the proxmark and get great coupling with an x-series chip.
At the moment! at least you are putting it in your hand.
There will likely be opportunities that present themselves at some stage.
I’m just saying, don’t write it off.
Normally I would suggest to somebody to avoid the blue cloner, and to get tha PM Easy, but from reading your posts, I don’t think you would “enjoy” using one.
The bonus of the Blue Cloner is:-
Small form factor (easily portable)
Very simple to operate
These blue cloners are not all made equally, To get a good read/write, personally I would open the case and move the antenna to the outside, Also when writing remember to wait a little longer.
@anon2520759 found this one, but it is out of China
Maybe buy more locally in the current climate ( Even though USA have more COVID cases that China AND Italy )
The seller PiSwords on AliExpress has it on sale (25% off, cost me CAD $59.99 including shipping) and they will also flash it with the latest Iceman fork if you ask them to
Dont get the Iceman fork option, because you will likely be using it on your phone. Iceman not compatiable
I ordered my PM3 easy from a seller from the states for like 50ish bucks. Plug and play with the android. Just make sure you are using a OTC cable that was my problem.
I tried to use the app called Andprox but it said I had to flash the pm3 so I just stuck with the Walrus app.