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#1 2015-09-24 13:20:25

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Store review - Elechouse

Please post your buying experience here.


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#2 2015-09-24 13:34:40

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

I bought 2pieces of their RDV1.0 when they first released it. Ref:  http://www.elechouse.com/elechouse/inde … ts_id=2261

Via Taobao within China,  the package it complete and the new antenna connections are great. I'm very pleased with this buy.
It was also the first Pm3 I bought that had a recent firmware on it.   Not that it matters to me, since I always upgrade it anyway but for newbies this might come in handy.

There is a upgraded package RDV2.0,   which has the bigger memory config.  from 256kb -512kb and they managed to make the antennas much better in strength.

If you want to be the topnotch rfid researcher or black hat hacker, go for this one.  The hardcore hardware ppl will solder their own pm3. smile

[hint]
The price on the homepage is higher then if you buy direct on taobao.


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#3 2015-10-19 13:14:01

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Today is arrived my PM3 RDV2.0 very great object, so should be all PM3. I'm very happy big_smile big_smile big_smile

antenna result:

# LF antenna: 41.25 V @   125.00 kHz
# LF antenna: 20.90 V @   134.00 kHz
# LF optimal: 41.25 V @   125.00 kHz
# HF antenna: 24.46 V @    13.56 MHz

work very well also with little tag ISO14443. Fantastic!!!

code size compiled after last git pull

uC: AT91SAM7S512 Rev B
Embedded Processor: ARM7TDMI
Nonvolatile Program Memory Size: 512K bytes. Used: 168838 bytes (32%). Free: 355450 bytes (68%).
Second Nonvolatile Program Memory Size: None
Internal SRAM Size: 64K bytes
Architecture Identifier: AT91SAM7Sxx Series
Nonvolatile Program Memory Type: Embedded Flash Memory
Ping successfull

Now I can tell Rysc Corp has worthy rival, so I hope they begin to improve...

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#4 2015-10-20 23:24:27

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

I also have the same PM3 RDV2.0 - it is very well made and performs well
Purchased via Aliexpress and arrived in 2 weeks from China

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#5 2015-10-21 10:08:53

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Bought some days ago their V2.0, it is rock solid and it arrived in very short time to europe, without any other fee. Very nice seller since he refunded me shipping cost because of his mistake in sending it to another person.

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#6 2015-10-21 14:56:14

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

There is a little defect, all LED (A,B,C,D) are RED. Led colours are useful for understand which is the PM3's state without read labels.
Sure now is easy read labels, but I prefer colours. Led blue for power state is good, but I prefer colours for led ABCD smile I hope in RDV3.0 there will be this change.

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#7 2015-11-13 06:10:51

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

There is no defect
I wrote a tutorial on how to enable standalone mode and what the led represent
Wilson shen should be updating the manual
Until then check out my tutorial you can also find it on youtube
http://www.legacysecuritygroup.com/index.php/categories/9-rfid/7-proxmark-3-emulating-hid-tags-in-standalone-mode


Assorted Pre-compiled firmware collection with Easy Flasher tool: https://github.com/exploitagency/github-proxmark3-standalone-lf-emulator
Bitcoin: 1Fu1pd5BuzjmthMXBa6LzByfa7X2VFUyrw

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#8 2015-11-13 06:12:38

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Though I do agree different colors would be nice and a good idea for the next revision


Assorted Pre-compiled firmware collection with Easy Flasher tool: https://github.com/exploitagency/github-proxmark3-standalone-lf-emulator
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#9 2016-01-19 00:28:22

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

OK so I'm a Canadian guy who can't read a word of Chinese lol but i Just figured out how to use taobao and ordered a v2 kit from elechouse.

$188 CAD plus shipping $25 and duty $17
got the thing in a WEEK.

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#10 2016-02-24 00:49:06

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

I bought a kit last december (3 weeks to arrive  to Spain).

It was all perfect except I didn't receive the correct screws. I'm waiting for the screws but using the proxmark, of course.

It works great

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#11 2016-02-25 18:56:50

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

they are just m2 screws and posts. you can get them at any electronics supplier.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/270pcs-M2-Brass-Standoff-Screw-Nut-Assortment-Kit-Male-Female-/271576727808?hash=item3f3b3c0100:g:uOIAAOSwcBhWZIRL

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#12 2016-02-26 16:02:03

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Hello everyone,

I chose the Elechouse PM3 RDV2.0 to be my first Proxmark. So please bear with me for my basic questions in the future.

But let's get back to the topic:

My order was the PM3 RDV2.0 kit plus the battery.

I chose DHL express delivery.
The package arrived within 8 days (shipping to Europe), no delays with customs etc. including only the devkit (which is great in my opinion).
As stated on the website, the battery will be delivered via flat mail, so I hope it is on the way and will arrive within the next days/weeks.

The contents of the package was the same as seen on Apt-Gets picture in this thread.

Assembly and flashing to the latest version was straight forward (no need to hold the "button" when connecting for flashing).

However, the USB-cable that was shipped did not work, which led to errors in dmesg output and no stable connection. It took a while to identify the cable to be faulty, but using another one, my hardware works well now.
I also had the same problem with the HF antenna as stated in this thread: http://www.proxmark.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2788. So reading HF tags only works with the described assembly. My HW TUNE results are almost the same as the ones from Apt-Get. Thank you Apt-Get for sharing this info!

Even with this setup, mifare tags have to be placed a few centimeters away from the antenna, where legic tags need to be placed right on the antenna to be read properly.

In the end I am satisfied with the hardware, although I do not have any experience with other hardware revisions.
It "seems to work", the form factor is very small and the battery hopefully makes it portable.
Nevertheless I will try to find a more reliable HF antenna in the future.

Thats my experience with shipping and the hardware itself.
If anyone needs more details or wants me to do any kind of testing, please let me know.


I also have a few questions right away. As they are related to this bundle, I think they also fit into this thread:

- what would be a "good/optimal" HW TUNE result for the HF antenna? As I've learned, more is not better? <=36 volts as stated by Apt-Get?

- for standalone operations, could I just hook up a USB battery to the board until the proper battery ships? Like any juice pack you would use to charge your mobile?

- The card labeled M1 UID should be the UID writeable Mifare card, although a read states "Answers to chinese magic backdoor commands: NO". So the card is directly writeable? Is there anything I need to take care of when writing the card? Is it possible to sort of brick these cards?

- Are there any shops you can recommend to by a good HF antenna in Europe?

I am a bit cautious at this point because of the bad availability/shipping times of the hardware.

Answers are highly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Fnord

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#13 2016-02-28 08:08:24

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Hi fnord ... I do have the same set ... without the battery

the M1 card isin fact a uid-writable but did simply not answer to the 'halt' command ... it's a so called 'gen2'
but I have some magic cards that behave even different to that one maybe a gen2.5 lol - but that's another story.

the circumstance, that legic cards needs less distance to the antenna is more firmware-related that hardware-related ... the implementation of the legic functions need to be improved - hopefully you can fix that wink

cheers


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#14 2016-02-28 08:44:51

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

There is a seperate topic for HF antennas,   raise your question there and read ealier posts.

The M1 UID tag that I got, is a normal Magic Gen1 tag.

Reading distances for me using this kit is 2.5 cm for 14a tags,    legit needs less then 0.5cm,   

USB battery pack should work,  just need the Y cable to connect both battery and pc.  Because once you turn off the power you loose all data on the device.


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#15 2016-04-14 04:25:54

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

hi, i tried to buy a proxmark3 on aliexpress two weeks ago, there was a problem with logistics and the seller says me that was better to cancel the order and to try again next week because of a new version of proxmark3 is comming... he sends me this image

http://kfdown.a.aliimg.com/kf/HTB1za94MpXXXXc_XFXXq6xXFXXXi.jpg

is that real? I can not find that reference (Proxmark3 Easy) in nowhere

Thanks

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#16 2016-04-14 04:38:12

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

I asked elechouse about it, and thats their simplified pm3 version for the domestic chinese market. In short,  weaker product but better price.


Got another answer:

The "elechouse easy" version doesn't have the following:
1. AT91SAM7S256 (smaller memory 256kb)
2. Removed lithium battery management and socket.
3. Removed some components such as Relay and the Amplifier
4. Use different antenna connection.


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#17 2016-04-29 09:16:33

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Taking into consideration constantly growing firmware it's not the best option to have 256K memory. Why they switched to lower size I wonder?! neutral


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#18 2016-04-29 09:38:59

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

the beauty with the firmware is that you can exlude parts when compiling.  You don't need to have all functionality at the same time.  Like the standalone mode. 

Anyway, I'm guessing here,  its a quite old ARM chip which is getting hard to buy nowdays and Elechouse went for a different model could be they managed to bulk buy it.

The current hardware requirements for a PM3 is getting a problem.  Its quite old.  Hence the PM4...


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#19 2016-04-29 10:00:52

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

I would rather expect a monolith all-in-one solution (without excluding modules) especially in such new convenient form-factor for some field researches which will obviously require all features ready to go. Therefore I was almost sure that they will use 512K.

So, currently, RDV 2.0 because of 512K is the best choice I suppose? What will be the deadline for the monolith firmware to fit 256K, how do you think?


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#20 2016-04-29 10:35:44

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

I think you are confusing things.  There is no deadline,  there is no goal.  The current pm3 master fits on a 256kb.


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#21 2016-04-29 10:47:47

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Most probably!

But I'm a little bit worried about tomorrow, when we will have ~200kb (current iceman master) + EMV stuff for example.
Btw just checked, excluding standalone mode doesn't free much memory though.


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#22 2016-05-04 22:02:09

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Gents,
Finally I've had a chance to take a look at Proxmark3 Easy and would like to share my personal opinion.

Device assembled well, easy designed. And seems that's the only advantage. Among disadvantages not only 256k memory size but also poor antenna performance (LF antenna is installed on the right side of the device):

# LF antenna: 30.25 V @ 125.00 kHz
# LF antenna: 30.52 V @ 134.00 kHz
# LF optimal: 36.30 V @ 129.03 kHz
# HF antenna: 28.61 V @ 13.56 MHz 

Comparing to RDV 2.0

# LF antenna: 43.73 V @ 125.00 kHz
# LF antenna: 18.98 V @ 134.00 kHz
# LF optimal: 46.06 V @ 123.71 kHz
# HF antenna: 29.21 V @ 13.56 MHz 

*** Just an update after 1 day usage.
PM button is very badly assembled (comparing to RDV 2.0) and I had to use soldering iron to fix this. Seems that PM3 Easy is really a low-cost product.

Wish to see the device that took all the benefits from Easy (form factor) and RDV 2.0 (512k, well assembled).

Last edited by osys (2016-05-05 16:02:36)


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#23 2016-07-25 09:15:06

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Yesterday while I was looking on aliexpress for a TCXO, i have found the third version of proxmark3 produced by electhouse.
You can find it with "ELECHOUSE Proxmark3 Easy V3".
Electhouse's site has not it, so maybe it's a fake.
No big improvements now HF antenna is builtin on PCB and LF has not connector.
I don't like it, but if someone want try it the price is good less of 150USD.

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#24 2016-07-25 09:40:44

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

Its a cheaper model, aimed for the domestic market of China.  I still go for the RDV2.0


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#25 2016-08-11 19:30:09

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Re: Store review - Elechouse

The jungle drums says Elechouse has a RDV3.0 out.   All very neat packaged and build upon RDV2.0


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