Payment Device Conversion Service

As a custom service, we will attempt to convert certain (see below) bank or payment contactless-only mini cards, fobs, or devices (cannot have contact chip) into an implant by removing and encapsulating the payment chip or chip + antenna inlay with our specially formulated biopolymer coating. This is the same coating we use to make all of our Flex line devices. Conversion does come with some caveats!

  • Conversion cannot be guaranteed. We will make our best effort.
  • We can only offer a 50% refund on any failed conversions.
  • Traditional payment cards do expire and will need replacing!

$199.00

Conversion Service

While VivoKey is working on a legitimate payment implant solution, some people just don’t want to wait! So, we are offering a payment card conversion service. We will attempt to convert your contactless payment device into a flex implant using our special biopolymer coating technique. It is important to note that we have not yet been successful converting a “dual interface” card – i.e. a payment card with contact chip AND contactless payment. We have had good success with converting contactless-only payment devices like mini cards and certain wearables with contactless payment modules inside.

Warnings (READ!)

  • Standard contactless payment cards like these are meant to be disposable. They will eventually expire, and there will be no way to renew them or use them after they expire. You will have to either leave the device implanted but useless, or remove / replace it.
  • Banks and payment vendors expect these products to be disposable, and may force a change on customers that will invalidate the current product, even before the expiration date. Many times new cards are issued due to actions like this and the old cards are inactivated. If this happens, your implant will be made inactive well before the expiration date.
  • We ship the converted implant in a solution of chlorhexidine and ethyl alcohol. We make no claims to it’s sterility, nor advise on how to implant it. That is strictly between your installer and you to decide the best location and how to proceed implanting it. This is a conversion service only, not a product we are prepared to support.

Known Payment Devices

LAKS Mini Card (Europe)

The Mini card is a small plastic card that looks like a large SIM card or a narrow SD memory card. It pops out of a standard credit card sized carrier and is designed to be slid into certain LAKS wristbands or keychain products.

The steps to convert a Mini card are as follows;

VIMpay (Germany)

The VIMpay GO v2 contactless card module is used to slide into wearables and key fobs, and can be converted into a flexible implant.

The steps to convert a Mini card are as follows;

  • Check the VIMpay website to ensure your bank works with VIMpay.
  • Purchase a VIMpay GO v2 card or wearable that comes with an insert card. One such source is Amazon.de.
  • Take note of the special code on the card
  • Final device will be 17mm wide x 27mm long x 0.5mm thick
  • When you are ready to proceed, follow these Steps To Conversion.

Steps To Conversion

  • Step 1 – Locate a doctor or body modification artist willing to perform the installation! Do this first please. If you need assistance, perhaps some of the wonderful people on our community forum have some ideas.
  • Step 2 – Take note of any account numbers or payment ID information on the micro-card before shipping to us. You should also consider setting up your account with the payment service, bank, or vendor and making a working payment to confirm it works how you expect it to work.
  • Step 3 – Take note of the expiration date. This may be printed on the product box or packaging the card came in, or on an insert inside the packaging. Put this date in your calendar as “Payment implant death date” so you know when to expect to schedule a removal or replacement procedure.
  • Step 4 – Purchase this service. Be sure to use your correct return shipping address under the shipping details section when checking out. You will receive shipping instructions in the order confirmation email. Be sure to read the order confirmation email!
  • Step 5 – Print the order confirmation email you will receive with your information on it and place it into a box along with the micro-card and ship it to us.
  • Step 6 – Reply to the order confirmation email you received with tracking information for your shipment!
  • Step 7 – Wait. We do not schedule conversions, however it typically takes a week to process the card for conversion once we receive it.
  • Step 8 – We ship the converted card back to you at the shipping address given during checkout. In the event of a conversion failure, we will ship any remains of the attempt to you and refund you 50% of the service fee.

New / Unknown Devices

If you want to convert something that is new or unknown, contact us via the floaty help button at the lower right of this website, or post to our forum in the support category. We will make an educated guess as to whether or not conversion is possible.