This is a retired product, but fear not as there is a newer, better version available: RTL-11839
Replacement: RTL-11505. The new version of the kit uses blank, unbranded RFID cards. This page is for reference only.
Description: This kit includes everything you need to get started with RFID. It includes a USB RFID board, ID-12 RFID reader, and 2 RFID cards.
The RFID USB Reader is a simple to use, USB to serial base unit for the ID-2, ID-12, and ID-20 readers. Simply plug a reader into the headers and attach a miniUSB cable. Open a terminal program of your choice at 9600bps 8N1, then scan your 125kHz ID tag and the unique 32-bit ID will be shown on the screen. The unit is based on a FTDI chip and comes with a read LED and buzzer.
The ID-12 is a very simple RFID reader module. It plugs directly into the USB reader to allow you to read RFID tags through a USB connection. Power the module, hold up a card, and get a serial string output containing the unique ID of the card.