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In order to help you to choose the correct hardware for NFC Tools - PC / Mac, we tested the most popular NFC readers and NFC chips.
On this page, you can find our observations and everything you need to start.

Recommended NFC readers


Springcard PUCK ONE

Springcard PUCK BASE

Tested on: Windows - MacOS - Linux
With: NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Mifare Classic 1k/4k, ICODE SLI / SLIX / SLIX2 / DNA
Remark: USB-C and fast, compatible with ICODE chips

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Springcard Prox N Roll

Springcard Prox'N'Roll

Tested on: Windows - MacOS - Linux
With: NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Mifare Classic 1k/4k, ICODE SLI / SLIX / SLIX2 / DNA
Remark: Versatile and fast, compatible with ICODE chips

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HID Omnikey 5022CL

HID Omnikey 5022CL

Tested on: Windows - MacOS - Linux
With: NTAG203, NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C
Remark: Really fast and compact

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Identiv uTrust 3700F

Identiv uTrust 3700F

Tested on: Windows - MacOS - Linux
With: NTAG203, NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Mifare Classic 1k/4k
Remark: A convenient and reliable NFC reader

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ACR 122U

ACR 122U

Tested on: Windows - MacOS
With: NTAG203, NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Mifare Classic 1k/4k
Remark: Cheap, but some UL EV1 chips are not compatible

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Working NFC readers


ACR 1252U

ACR 1252U

Tested on: Windows - MacOS - Linux
With : NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Ultralight EV1, Mifare Classic 1k/4k
Remark: Fast and reliable

ACR 1255U-J1

ACR 1255U-J1

Tested on: Windows - MacOS - Linux
With: NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Ultralight EV1, Mifare Classic 1k/4k
Remark: Fast and reliable, only works with USB

ACR 122T

ACR 122T

Tested on: Windows - MacOS
With: NTAG203, NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Mifare Classic 1k/4k
Remark: Convenient size, some UL EV1 chips are not compatible

Identiv SCL 3711

Identiv SCL 3711

Tested on: Works only on Windows
With: NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C
Remark: Password feature is not supported, some chips are not compatible

ACR 1256U

ACR 1256U

Tested on: Windows - MacOS - Linux
With: NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Mifare Classic 1k/4k
Remark: Password feature is not supported, some chips are not compatible

Discontinued product
ACR 1311

ACR 1311

Tested on: Windows - MacOS - Linux
With: NTAG21x, Mifare Ultralight/C, Ultralight EV1, Mifare Classic 1k/4k
Remark: Fast and reliable, only works with USB

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Non working NFC readers


Sony RC-S380

Sony RC-S380

Tested on: Works only on Windows
With: Mifare Ultralight/C, Mifare Classic 1k/4k
Remark: Unable to detected NTAG21x chips properly

ACR 1281U-C8

ACR 1281U-C8

Tested on: Unable to connect on any system
With: N/A
Remark: Not working

Discontinued product
Sony RC-S380

Mind NFC D8N ?

Tested on: Works only on Windows
With: Mifare Ultralight/C
Drivers: Unable to find any drivers
Remark: Unable to detected NTAG21x chips properly

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