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Excellent, thanks for the heads up. College student, so I can't afford to bankroll much of anything right now : )
Have you looked into the U2F standard closely? The old Yubikeys are not going to be backwards compatible, so it might not be a simple matter of having a single secure storage location. You wouldn't want to miss the boat on the next big standard!
I'm glad you received your ring. The two additional antennas are additional tags. you can use them just like your ring. actually the smaller one is exactly the same as the inlays in your ring.
Hope this helped.
[quote:5jzs77r1]Thanks for the clarification. I understand and appreciate the amount of effort you guys have put in to arrange the shipping for all the rings!
I just have one question concerning the QA process. Say if someone's ring doesn't pass the QA, does that mean an additional order has to be placed (and thus back into the production queue) and this someone will only get the ring (no matter it's a normal or with various combination) when you receive a new one from the factory? I'm not criticizing this process as I think this makes perfect sense, just to make sure I got it right.[/quote:5jzs77r1]
The short answer is - it depends.
When we placed the order we added weighting so we would have extra rings when we finished for retail and for potential QA fails.
However because there are so many "unique" rings on order it would have been impractical to create an order that prepared for the worst case scenario. If we had known what the fail rate was going to be beforehand we could maybe have created a more efficient order.
There are some rings where we have enough breathing room to deal with a high QA failure rate. However it doesn't necessarily work as easy as it sounds. The QA fail rate isn't constant across all styles some batches we are getting near perfect (1-2% failure rate) where as some are as high as (60-70%).
It's difficult to explain the various problems as unless we have questions it lacks context. We are learning from this process and hope to make it alot smoother in the future.
Before asking for a replacement of the same ring type you may wish to consider whether an Alpha ring would work better. But you really do need to try the ring with another NFC device and see if that helps at all first.
The rings, because they are different in behaviour to 'standard' tags can still fail to read on a phone that works with standard tags and yet not with the ring which can still be quite fine even if it does not read with your device. To reiterate, if you are not able to read the standard tags from a reasonable distance (around 30 to 40 mm with a good phone) and in a large area on the back of the phone then this is a good indicator that your NFC function is not behaving as it should.
This can mean a problem with your phone. If it were me, I'd check all the options and if it were my phone at fault I'd want to repair that.
actually I have to admit it sucks if you receive a Q/A failed ring. I have Q/A issues with mine (optics) but I know its difficult to do fast and proper Q/A. It's always a tradeoff between time spent and quality.
I think they are doing a great job based on the amount of Q/A complaints here in the forum. I think most complains are because of false usage or older phones (having bad NFC). As a Swiss guy I always opt for quality (The Swiss way to do :-)
Yeah, I can understand the upset, especially when an appearance issue compounds a 'not work' issue.
That's always the worst thing, trying to regain focus on what is at heart a phone issue while steering them towards a return query for the visual fault.