The bifold is dead.
Well… at least it should be. Much like disco in the ’80s, the bifold is holding on for dear life. Everyone knows it’s not the best solution to carrying your credit cards and cash – that is if you even carry cash these days. But, somehow it has stuck around this long.
In this article, we’re going to show you why it’s time to ditch the bifold and upgrade to a minimalist RFID wallet.
The Plastic That Controls Our Lives
Our world is run by the little plastic cards we carry in our pockets. They store our intimate financial information, they allow us to make purchases, they give us flight miles, they reward us with discounts at the pump, they give us access to exclusive clubs (we love you Costco), and more.
And honestly, we’ve got mixed feelings about it all.
On one hand, it’s great. It has become super easy to buy necessities, pay for a date, keep track of your ID – the list goes on and on. From the perspective of convenience, our cards are the epitome.
On the other hand, it’s terrible. Each day, these little pieces of plastic contain more of our very sensitive and life-altering information. Access to our financial information is stored on a tiny chip or magnetic strip. With the advent of RFID-integrated credit and debit cards, all it takes is someone with an RFID reader walking by you to steal your credit card information. And this doesn’t just apply to credit cards and debit cards. Any other card in your wallet that uses RFID technology – like work ID, bus passes, and certain forms of government issued ID – are all vulnerable as well.
So how does it work?
What does RFID stand for?
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. This is the technology that allows your credit card to pay without having to swipe the magnetic strip or insert the chip into the card reader. It’s the touch-and-go technology that is built into modern credit cards. Most smart phones now have NFC, which is a type of RFID technology which allows for information to be passed simply by getting close enough to a transmitter.
RFID has made a lot of things in life easier. For example, store employees are able to keep track of SKUs (stock keeping units) without as much hassle. Amazon has famously used a blend of RFID, cameras, and sensors to track sales in their checkout-free Amazon Go stores. Businesses can also use RFID technology to trigger ads for their customers without their customers even knowing it. This article provides some really unique ideas into how RFID can be used to improve our experiences.
Does RFID theft actually happen?
Surprisingly, RFID theft does not happen very often. It’s actually not a huge concern. So, why would we tell you this? Shouldn’t we try to scare you into buying one of our wallets?
We don’t believe in fear-mongering. The fact is this: RFID theft rarely happens. That being said, do you still want to take the risk? Just because it rarely happens, that doesn’t mean it never happens. With more and more people switching to RFID wallets, the number of RFID thefts shouldn’t rise, but at least you will know that you are safe from a potential threat.
How does an RFID wallet work?
We’re glad you asked. Due to the nature of radio frequency waves, they are not able to penetrate metal. As such a wallet with a metal body will block any potential RFID threat to your personal information.
That’s why we use 6061-T6 anodized aluminum in our RFID wallets. It’s the perfect balance of lightweight and durable materials, while still being cost effective. It won’t leave a huge dent in your pocket, but it will also be pretty hard to actually dent your pocket. See what we did there?
Should I buy a RFID wallet?
That’s up to you. We think you should, but we’re the company trying to sell them to you, so it’s safe to say we have a pretty biased opinion. Let us try to sell you on it though.
Not only will our wallets keep your cards safe from RFID theft, but they look pretty awesome. With their slim minimalist design, you will be able to throw the PocketPro Wallet in your front pocket without worrying about having a huge bulge on the side of your thigh. Plus our durable silicone straps can hold up to 25 cards without over-stretching. It’s kinda crazy no one else has used these before. We’re glad to be the first though.
Lastly, our wallets come with a removable cash clip. Like we mentioned earlier in this article, people carry less and less cash every year. That’s why we made it easy to ditch the extra bulk of a cash clip, and we made it removable. It’s an RFID wallet. It’s a minimalist wallet. It’s a slim wallet. The PocketPro Wallet is the best of all worlds.
Don’t believe us? Give it a try. If you hate it, you can return it within a month, no questions asked. It even comes with a lifetime warranty, so if your PocketPro Wallet ever has a defect, we’ll fix it for free.
Try out a PocketPro Wallet and find out for yourself.