Can anyone shed more light on this?
Where can you buy blank media?
What types of devices are being used with the media?
Is anyone actually using this thing in the US?
The Sigma-Box comes with one empty (no chip) smart card. Not very smart at that point.
Soyo's site is painfully lacking on detail for this product. If I understand correctly, smartcards are much more common place in Europe, and Japan than they are in the US. Somthing to do with Patent Law as I recall.
The reader/writer is basically useless as it is now. It can edit GSM phone books on some cell phones but not function like a true smart card device.
Soyo leaves out the fact that the manufacturer of the device ITE does not have any drivers for the device available.
Blank smart cards can be purchased for about 7-8.00 each but without a pc/sc compliant driver its a pointless extra.