Read the Cards Electronically
Every Luna NFC/RFID cards have an NFC chip inside (ISO 14443 Type A 13.56 MHz), so you can read the card the spectator chooses.
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Use your phone or Hugo Shelley's Insight to read the card chosen by the spectator.
The Luna NFC/RFID cards are high-quality, plastic cards with an NFC chip inside (ISO 14443 Type-A 13.56 MHz). These cards were manufactured by a professional printing company, and have a paper-like surface that feels great to handle. A deck includes 52 standard poker cards and 2 Jokers with a slightly different design.
In addition to the standard poker deck, we also offer blank NFC/RFID cards that can be customized with stickers or written on with a marker.
You can use the cards with:
The cards are compatible with Hugo Shelley's Insight, and with most mobile phones with an NFC/RFID reader - the 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 has a reader, but we cannot guarantee it.
The Luna back design, created by András Bártházi (designed by wildgica), features a moon and starry night-inspired one-way design with intricate details. You can use these cards as a regular one-way deck, separating the black and red cards, or asking a spectator to select a card and secretly rotating the rest before returning it to the deck.
Our poker deck includes 52 + 2 cards. They have a generic poker card face design. Their surface is like paper and of premium quality. The Jokers have our original design.
The familiar poker card face design is printed on premium quality plastic material with a paper-like surface. These cards are Poker-sized (63mm x 88mm), made from durable plastic, and have a thickness of 0.38mm. They can be cleaned with warm water and blended, but are not suitable for cardistry. If you have worked with similar plastic cards without NFC chips, then you have an idea of they look.
Their thickness is about 0.38mm, which is slightly thicker than normal paper cards (normal cards are usually about 0.31mm thick). Roughly 44 Luna NFC/RFID cards fit into a regular card box.
The cards are not preprogrammed, as RFID readers are not using a standardized solution to store card data. You will have to program them when you get them.
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 its screen. In this scenario, you can use the upcoming version of the PeekSmith app to program them.
The PeekSmith app can connect to Hugo Shelley's Insight reader, or can use your phone's RFID reader to read the cards. When connected to the Insight reader, the app will display the card value on the PeekSmith screen.
If you use the Insight reader to read the card, you should 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.
The TimeSmith app can read the cards similarly to the PeekSmith app. Currently, the phone's NFC/RFID reader is supported properly, 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 revealing the time on the back of the card.