Losing your car keys is one of the most irritating things on the planet. Instead of having to always remember them, a Tesla owner spent $400 to have his keys permanently implanted in his hand.
Brandon Dalaly shared a video showing him having the chip implanted into his right hand on Twitter. It also showed him using the device to unlock his vehicle with ease. “Now I use that as my key when my Bluetooth key fails or I don’t have my key card. You just use your hand,” Dalaly said.
The Tesla fanatic was able to get this feat accomplished by using a chip called Vivokey Apex, which uses NFC technology, the same feature that enables Apple Pay on iPhones. A beta group of around 100 people are testing the chips before they are released to the public. Dalaly was lucky enough to be a part of the first testing group.
“The company that put this together literally has its own app store where you can wirelessly install apps into your body with these chips. And one of the apps just happened to be a Tesla key card. So that was the first app I installed on it because I have a Tesla,” Dalaly said.
The video Dalaly filmed was taken three days after implantation. Even after that, he still experienced swelling. The device reads as a quick tap and can be paired with any future Tesla models.
This isn’t the first time Dalaly has gotten a chip inserted into him before. He has a similar, smaller chip in his left hand, which stores keys to his coronavirus vaccination card, the keys to his house, his contact card and other important information.
“The whole idea was that I would have my house key in my left hand and my car key in my right hand,” he said.