RFID wallets

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RFID wallets

Postby Ikarus » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:17 am

How do you protect your wallet in the wild west of a world out there?

I carry one everyday credit card and all of my bank atm/debit cards.

I think that makes me a good candidate to protect my plastic.

Has anyone delved into RFID wallet land yet? I'm considering giving up Hugo Boss for something a bit safer.

Any stories?
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Postby Battery111 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:06 am

This doesn't answer your question but I'm curious. Why do you carry only one credit card but all your bank cards? Seems like you would want to be the other way around. One bank card for cash if necessary, the rest credit cards so if they get stolen it's not as big of a deal.

In response to your question, none of my credit cards have RFID so I've never bothered. Only RFID card I have in my wallet is a door access keycard, and it's convenient for me that it works through my wallet.
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Postby Brad Bishop » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:15 am

I'm a fan of all-ett:

I used to have the stupid thick wallet in my back pocket and it made my back hurt. I started using all-etts and have been much happier, since.

If all of your credit cards just have chips in them then an RFID wallet isn't necessary. It really only matters for the RFID cards which are the ones with a WiFi-looking (it's not WiFi but the symbol looks similar) indicator somewhere on it or if it's a card you know you can wave or tap on a payment machine in order to pay. If it's one of those then you'll want an RFID wallet.

The cards with EMV (exposed contacts which kind of look like an old, large, SIM card from earlier phones) aren't RFID so you don't need to worry about it.

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Postby oldsoldier » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:36 am

I just started using the flipside wallet and it's awesome:


The reason I got it is all my cards are not chip protected and I wanted the protection. My cards have been compromised in the past so I figured I needed a extra protection.
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Postby p51 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:02 pm

I purchased one from Tumi. Great quality. Definitely starts to bulk up as you add cards though.
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Postby ingramjuan » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:44 pm

Checked out the small video, wallet looks interesting. Didn't notice any good designs not a fan of the current colors.
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Postby dj_advantage » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:50 am

can't remember where my wife got it, but before we went on our honeymoon in europe she bought a couple RFID sleeves. Looks like paper but prevents from fraud. did add any bulk, just slip the card in the sleeve and that in your wallet

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