Both inlays are sort of dead

  • The first couple weeks after receiving my classic titanium black/black ring it worked great on both sides, but since then the sides have sort of died. When I thought the first side died (unlock side) I found that it actually had just become way less sensitive, to the point where it would take a few minutes of moving around to get it sensed rather that instantly like before. I changed the other side to unlock, and about a week later the same thing. I tried a nfc info app on the sides, and it can't even sense the first side that sort of died anymore so I assume it is completely dead now. Multiple times I tried the ring on my old Galaxy Nexus and it had identical results so it is not my Moto X's nfc chip. When anyone on here says that their ring has died, do they mean 100% or has it just become way duller like mine started to?

    I have a new one already, but I wanted to ask if things like outdoor stuff like throwing a Frisbee would effect it? I thought when the first side had sort of died it might have been because I may have sat it near a fridge magnet sitting on my table, but since the same thing happened to the other side now I assume that wasn't the cause. I really loved the ring while it lasted I just want to make sure I do everything I can to not let the new one go bad too. If I can keep the new one from dying as fast as the first one I hope to buy an alpha one once the pre-orders are up.

  • @lostboardmayhem Whne if I can ask did you get your titanium/black ring replacement? I'm concerned as I ight get one as well and am not sure if it is a recent ring or one that came out a while ago.?

  • @Zackis I got my new ring in the mail on May 20th, I just waited until now to post this because I kept the original and the second side still worked until yesterday.

  • FWIW I haven't been babying my ring (titanium, transparent/black) and it's still working almost a month later. No problems with either inlay. I also play ultimate (lunch breaks with the office mates), and though I've scuffed up the outer polish, the inlays don't seem to have been affected by constant impacts with the frisbee (your usual 175g disc).

    Perhaps your original ring's inlays weren't secured properly by the cement?

  • @asbath I am glad to hear your ring has made it through that much ultimate, I have only thrown a frisbee a few times so it may just have been the glue like you said. I am still trying to remember everything that I have done around the time they died incase it is something I did and not just the glue, after all I don't want to keep replacing it every few weeks.

  • Do your inlays look like they're actually damaged? Or do they look as though there is no major physical damage even though they're dead?

    My ring has gone through all kinds of physical treatment, from your usual scuff up from moving computers and desks (just painted) to pulling an Abyss with some keep-the-door-open action. I have lots of scuffs all over my ring (pictures here, here and here), but so far there' sbeen no major damage to my ring. The inlays look completely intact and there doesn't appear to be any hard scratching or dents that dip into the inlays themselves. The protective outer coating seems to be doing an excellent job so far. I'm not intentionally trying to test the ring for physical wear, but I'm not trying to actively avoid it either. So far it's held up against everything workaday that I've tossed at it.

  • The first side that died on my ring has one deep scratch in it, but it doesn't look like it reached the inlay. After that scratch I was extra cautious not to do it again on the second side, but it still died. Glad to know yours has survived all those marks in the pictures.

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    the inlays should only die if you physically damage or due to the glue issue which John mentioned in a update. theoretically there is also the possibility to overload them but this shouldn't happen in normal use since it needs special equipment.
    Thanks for sharing those photos.