You’ve probably seen a pictures of an RFID blocking metal wallet. Yeah, they look kind of cool, but is there any need to get a new wallet? Yours has served you just fine for all these years and how much better can a wallet get? Well, here at the Urban Upgrade, we’re really excited about our new RFID blocking metal wallet. Here’s why.
The flagship offering for the RFID blocking metal wallet, is of course RFID blocking. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. Essentially it means that thieves can read your card information wirelessly. You can buy an RFID reader for less than $100 online. Any card enabled with contactless payment has a chip in it that holds all the secure card information. When you scan your card, this information is passed to the checkout device. An RFID reader reads your card information much the same, only their technology enables thieves to read your card information from from metres away and through your briefcase or leather wallet.
The best way to protect yourself is to pick up an RFID blocking metal wallet. They create a Faraday cage around your cards, meaning no information can be transmitted to an RFID reader.
If it’s not obvious from pictures, an RFID blocking metal wallet saves you a ton of space in your pocket. You can say goodbye to bulky wallets that you have to cram in there. Our favorite metal wallets will hold up to 10 cards and have room for your cash. When I got my hands on one, I could easily fit my iPhone and metal wallet in the same pocket with room to spare. I couldn’t say that about my old leather wallet.
Leather wallets have a short shelf life before they’re stretched out and look worse for wear. Despite mine only having 6 slots for cards, I would constantly cram in 8-9 cards and it took its toll. An RFID blocking metal wallet is durable and will last you a long time. Most are made from aluminum or even carbon fiber – hard wearing materials that won’t scratch easy or wear out. And because these materials are some of the lighter metals, these wallets are surprisingly light to carry around.
We recently made the switch to using an RFID blocking metal wallet at The Urban Upgrade. Even without the RFID blocking technology, we think there’s enough here to replace your current wallet. They look awesome, they’ll last you ages and they’re much more convenient to carry around. We’ve found the RFID blocking technology is just great bonus for your peace of mind.
You can pick up a one up in Black or Silver here: Aluminum RFID Blocking Metal Wallet
Or you can pick up the carbon fiber version here: Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Metal Wallet
Strongest, lightest and still a real space saver.
The Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Wallet is our strongest and lightest RFID blocking wallet. It still protects you from wireless fraud, whilst removing the bulk from your everyday carry. Keep up to 10 cards and all the cash you need in this sleek design. The carbon fiber body means your wallet is lightweight, …