I’m sure this topic has come up 1 million times already but I wanted to ask directly see if I’m missing anything here. I currently have the Dangerous things magic ring, which I utilize for my 961T Schlage access panel- the magic ring is definitely a winner by the way, just in case anyone was considering ordering one. I have other various Chinese rings, but none of them are magic rings, which you’d need for a secured fob like the Schlage.
Am I missing anything here? Is there truly no way to use any of my credit cards contactless on either a ring or another wearable? And then again, maybe my way of thinking is completely misconstrued because I’m trying to do this in a “world dominated” by Apple Pay- and there’s now way to do it? As I understand when you are making a payment at a merchant your only two options are Apple pay or Google pay.
I don’t want to use my clunky phone - to use the ring would be pretty damn cool! However as we all know, your device authenticates you before it will do the handshake over NFC. So I’m assuming for any wearable to authenticate you prior to the transaction, it would need to be connected to your smart phone? There goes my ring idea. So What am I missing here? Is there a specific dual ship out there that would both handle the high frequency side of the NFC payment and handshake authentication with my device? Or is this just not possible yet. Clearly they have some things out there because of this MasterCard wearable and then there’s the Fido option that I still haven’t quite understood yet. Thoughs?
I am in the US and doesn’t necessarily be a ring, could be a other wearable I suppose. But I don’t think I’m ready for implant yet… haha. Rings are preferred because I don’t them off as often, like i would a watch, ect. I have a Jakcom 5 ($39), which has 6 RFID cards on it. So far I’m only storing an NTAG 216 on that one. For me the ultimate ring would be be able to do contactless payments, utilize the same chipsets as the magic ring herer on DG, and still have room for a a couple more like a MF Classic and a NTAG. Then again, that’s a lot to ask for and I’m fine wearing more than one ring.
Let me check out that Apex ring, I’ll go run a quick search on it. Making a custom payment ring though? That sounds badass- elaborate on the “fiddily” part though…ha. I’m def open to this. But if the other stuff you having coming out like the Apex you speak of has more options/better functionality, I’d likely wait.
That being said, if someone said they could build me a custom ring now, and I can throw a few CC’s on there? Oh I’m game.
That apex ring very cool! THANK YOU for making a size 13 (like damn, somebody finally…lol) If you told me that it would store my payment cards, had Mifare Magic chip, and a T555 chip, I’d likely pre-order one tomorrow. If it does not have a magic chip- then for me, the ring is only worth its weight in the “payment” portion, and then I would divert back the custom option. I have 3 access control rings now, but only my DG one has a magic chip, and I’ve never seen another that does. Let me know, I’d likely be interested in just the custom payment ring!