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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Wooden & Mirrored Oyster cards

Fed up with your blue plastic Oyster card? Someone over at Etsy has produced some
alternative Oyster cards covered in wood and mirrored plastic. When I first looked at them, I thought that they'd gone down the dissolving Oyster card route and inserted the chip in the new cards.

Wooden Oyster card

Mirror Oyster Card

But it's not the case. The Etsy seller says "Due to its magnetic functionality, the casing does not affect the function of the card in any way and so can be topped up and swiped just like any regular card. Each card comes with its unique ID included for registration as is accepted at every underground cashier desk I have ever been to."

Thanks to Vikkichowney who originally spotted these on Notcot.

Surprised no one has thought of doing this before and I love how they're scratchproof, as my Oyster card has really been through the wars. Probably worth getting one while they're hot, as it might only be a matter of time, before Transport for London say "down with this sort of thing", as they did with the Oyster card wands!

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