A wallet is a man’s mirror to his soul. It showcases his persona, style and it’s his pride. He trusts it with all his monetary possession - cash, credit cards, bank cards, crypto keys, VIP cards, you name it. He knows they’re safe in there. As long as he has his wallet, a man feels safe. It’s home to everything he has earned. But are wallets as safe as men think they are? Are your credit cards and bank cards actually protected inside your wallet? Is your wallet safe in your pocket?
Every now and then you hear something that blows your mind. When I first heard about card-skimming, I went ‘C’mon get away’. I mean what are the chances that someone will actually shoplift my card from miles away? I knew it was possible with an NFC card reader, but from a close distance. After a week’s research what I found horrified me.
Card skimming is real and it costs just a couple of hundred dollars worth of gadgets. In a Saturday Washington show, Kristin Paget showed a stunned audience how RFID-enabled credit card data can be effortlessly, cheaply, and invisibly stolen and used for fraudulent transactions.
3 RFID Wallets That Can’t Be Breached
In recent RFID accessories have spawned all over the market. You can find anything from RFID wallets and handbags to sling packs and purses. However, like most things in life, there are the best RFID wallets, the okay ones, and then the money-down-the-drain RFID wallets. Here, we’ll show you the top 3 battle-tested RFID wallets that no skimming machine has been able to breach.
GRID’s metal cardholder is the ultimate battle-tank against card skimming gadgets. This is a minimalist wallet with the build of an armored vehicle. Multiple layers of high-quality metal sheets are forged together to make each side of this wallet. Once a card is housed inside, it’s safe within the bunker. It’s impenetrable, and card skimmers could not read cards even when placed directly on top of the wallet. Your card becomes unreachable and NFC communication becomes impossible.
The metal sheets don’t just protect your card from skimming crooks, it also makes it the most rugged wallet despite the luxury design. The ‘Boardroom Wallet’ is has become a top pick for outdoor and survival enthusiasts.
Stuart & Lau Slim RFID Wallet
Here’s another gorgeous slim wallet for men that comes with serious RFID blocking technology. The leather wallet can hold up to 10 cards and none of the cards could be read even from a close distance. The traditional bifold takes a modern minimalist approach and delivers a stunning and secure wallet.
Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet
This is another sleek bifold with a modern minimalist design principle. While the exterior of the wallet looks traditional, it cloaks clever mechanism that gives the wallet a gorgeous slim look and iron-clad security with dependable RFID blocking. If you must have a traditional bifold, then this is your most secure bet. And it comes without the bulk with a flat bill chamber. It also offers antimicrobial lining which may be a selling point by itself under the current circumstances.