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Luna NFC/RFID Cards

The Luna back design was created by Andras Barthazi (designed by wildgica). It is a moon and starry night inspired one-way design, with amazing details.


The cards are having ISO 14443 Type A 13.56 MHz NFC chips inside. They were manufactured by a professional printing company, using plastic cards with paper like surface, and are amazing quality.

These cards are compatible with Hugo Shelley's Insight, and with most mobile phones with an NFC/RFID reader - latest iPhones and also Android phones are compatible. Please check your phone's specs, as some big brands have no NFC/RFID readers in them. If you can pay contactless with your phone at a Visa or Mastercard terminal, it is likely that your phone have a reader, but we cannot guaruantee it.

Design

Pricing and Ordering

We might fine-tune our pricing in the future, but the introductional prices are:

  • Luna NFC/RFID plastic cards - poker faces (52 + 2 cards) - 109 USD + VAT + shipping
  • Luna NFC/RFID plastic cards - blank face (54 cards) - 109 USD + VAT + shipping
  • Luna NFC/RFID plastic cards - blank face (6 cards) - 19 USD + VAT + shipping


If you are in the European Union, we will add your country's VAT to the price, and as we are shipping from Hungary, you will pay no customs. If you are outside of the EU, then you might have to pay the VAT and customs to the customs office of your country, according to the rules of your country (FedEx or customs will contact you in this case). Some countries, like USA has a high limit, and you will have to pay no customs and VAT. Please make sure you know your country's importing rules.


Shipping is a relatively high cost (40-50 USD, depending on your exact shipping addrress) compared to the cards's price, so if you consider ordering other products from us, make sure you order them together.


To order the cards, please fill this form in: forms.gle/XRtMzCw2dy2RT4dq7

Working with the cards

The cards are Poker sized (about 63mm x 88mm). Our main goal was creating durable cards, as they are not the cards you would like to trash after a few days of usage. Made from plastic, they can be cleaned by warm water, also can be blended and it will cause them no problems. Their thickness is about 0.38mm, which is slightly thicker than normal paper cards (they are about 0.31mm thick).


These cards are not suitable for cardistry. You can handle them as normal cards, but they are not as flexible and smooth as a Bicycle paper card with Air-cushion® finish. If you have worked with similar plastic cards without NFC chips, then you have the idea how they are looking.


The empty face cards have no printing on one of their sides, and you can use permanent markers to write or draw on them, and remove it later with alcohol or other materials (just make sure you will not remove the back design, too).

Cards and PeekSmith 3 in standalone mode

PeekSmith 3 can connect to the Insight reader via Bluetooth on its own, without a phone. When you read a card with the Insight reader, PeekSmith 3 will display the card value on it's screen. The cards are not preprogrammed, you can use the official Insight app to program them.

Cards and the PeekSmith app

The PeekSmith app can connect to Hugo Shelley's Insight reader, or can use your phone's NFC/RFID reader to read the cards. When connected to the Insight reader, the app will display the card value on the PeekSmith screen.The cards are not preprogrammed, you can use the official Insight app to program them. If you would like to use your phone's reader, you have to train the app with the texts you would like to assign to the cards. You can assign any text message to them, and if you use something like "AH", then PeekSmith 3 can convert it to an Ace of Hearts image if the Smart Text is enabled.

Cards and the TimeSmith app

The TimeSmith app can read the cards similarly as the PeekSmith app. Currently the phone's NFC/RFID reader is supported prorperly, however you will be able to use the Insight reader as well, and map card value to time. We recommend using the blank face cards and writing the time on them with a permanent marker, but you can also tell the spectator to pick a poker card by looking at their face, and reveal the time on the back of the card.



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