Fuck me. I wish I had money for this monster
If i wasnt broke and terrified of the installation i would totally get one
I’m pretty new into all that chipping-thing (simply having fun with various bodymods until now), but I really love the lights, so I guess I will get one and find out how useful chips can be for me.
I plan to install it on the back of the hand, for that might simply look best and should work fine - but, considering its size (and my relatively small hands…), I really hope it is flexible enough for that…
Is @amal crazy enough to release a Apex in this form factor some time next year?
I think I’d be down for that. I’ve been mentally rearranging where I’ll be putting the 3 flex’s I’ve got (M1,EM,NT) all the while leaving a space for Apex when it hits wide release. Absolute maximum range for the Apex would be great so I don’t look like a fool waving my hand all over trying to get a pay terminal to respond.
Plus I’m not sure how many people are going to be jazzed about someone rubbing themselves on debit machines after covid
anyone have any ideas where to go or who to talk to about installing one of these
Alot will depend on your location. Finding someone close enough in your area that does advanced work.
Look for body mod studios, the kind that does silicone subdermals and things like that.
You may also have luck with some scarification artists since they are handy with a scalpel, but that’d be a plan B
Got another (possibly very silly) question - do the LED burn out after a time? I know about the Northstar v1 and its lifespan of about 10.000 times light-on-light-out, simply because it wasn’t rechargeable, so how does that work here? Do the LED recharge through the readers or not at all? If not, how long will they work?
And, a question from my bodymod artist () - how much can you bend these? So, can they be “folded” a bit, like a silicone implant, or does the incision have to be the full 4 cm?
The lights have no battery. It’s only on when near a reader or one day this
Thank you! So no worries about the LED dying after some years, that’s good news for me
The middle bit is solid, around the other edge they have more flex, i imagine the LED version is less flexible than the non LED.
Just looking from the videos, I’d be surprised if it could be installed without damage in a less than 4cm incision
Thanks! I already wear a silicone implant and was really surprised how small the incision was, simply because it could be squeezed a little before implantation. Guess I’ll live with a slightly bigger wound this time
I would say try sticking it in your chest like an Arc reactor but it would probably interfere with an AED if, god forbid, it ever needed to be used.
Nice idea… though I’m already planning other fun stuff with my sternum
And it might me somewhat uncomfortable to actually read the chips - though it might be fun opening a door with that^^
Oh, another stupid question of mine (certainly not the last one…): I actually searched around here, but couldn’t find much… the coating is a biopolymer, so not the medical grade silicon I am kinda used to - is there any way to sterilize it? I know it’s swimming in chlorhexidine, which is pretty okay I guess, but since I’m going to have a 4x4 cm pocket in my skin containing this cute little thing, I’d be a bit happier if it was really, really 99,99% free of possibly annoying stuff.
Sigh. Guess I’m still looking at this from a bodymodification point of view, less from a DIY-bodyhacking one…
@amal mentioned in the video above that it’s clinically clean (not technically sterile) and that there are no reports of infection from the many years of customers installing flex implants.
They aren’t autoclave compatible, but they can be sterilised with EO gas if needed. Do your own risk assessment, but for me, clinically clean and installed in a sterile environment by a professional that is trained in aseptic procedures is enough for me to be comfortable.
but imagine opening doors just by walking into them