Last updated on December 18, 2019
What to give your Daddy?
I was thinking today about what would be a good fathers day gift. Then, it hit me, I had just ordered myself a new wallet for my many cards I carry in my purse from Amazon today. Men need these too. I have so many cards I have to carry and my old wallet gave up the ghost this week so I threw it in the trash.
So today I searched for the perfect wallet for myself. One that would hold a lot of cards safely and the one I chose to purchase for myself is this one:
MaxGear Small Credit Card Wallet Genuine Leather Credit Card Holder RFID Credit Card Case for Women Credit Card Purse Organizer Ladies Security Wallets with ID Window Purple
This one holds a lot of cards and my cash also. It has:
- 9 RFID blocking card slots
- 2 cash slots insides
- 1 clear slot outside
- Each card slot can hold 1 or 2 cards (18 in all),
- You can put notes, receipts or some folded cash in it too
Then, of course, it is my favorite color, purple; and cheap and small (4.5 x 3 x 1 inches) so it will fit in my small shoulder purse.
It has a 4.5 start Rating on Amazon with 83% of reviewers giving it a 5-star rating. So a lot of satisfied customers.
Best of all, it’s on Amazon Prime and will be here Tuesday evening with my Prime 2-day shipping.
What is RFID?
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically-stored information. Passive tags collect energy from a nearby RFID reader’s interrogating radio waves. Active tags have a local power source (such as a battery) and may operate hundreds of meters from the RFID reader. Unlike a barcode, the tag need not be within the line of sight of the reader, so it may be embedded in the tracked object. RFID is one method for Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) used by merchants.
These tags allow for the possibility of reading personally-linked information without consent and could be a serious security issue and used to steal information. Thus a new market of RFID-blocking wallets has developed. These wallets are designed to help protect you from electronic theft, called RFID skimming. The concern is that some credit cards, passports, and driver’s licenses now come with embedded radio frequency identification chips which, when activated by an RFID reader, these chips transmit certain types of information wirelessly so that you can verify your identity or even make a purchase without swiping your card. Anyone with an RFID reader can activate those chips and pick up whatever information they’re designed to transmit. And they can do it without you even knowing it.
An RFID reader can “skim” sensitive information from people’s cards at a distance of several feet; including collecting your name and country of origin from your passport. they can also collect whole credit card numbers from the pockets of a passerby.
But RFID-blocking wallets are designed to make your cards RFID signals harder to read remotely.
While there are other ways to steal your cc information, these RFID blocking wallets can help protect you from “skimming”.
Here are some highly 5-star rated men’s RFID blocking wallets:
Men’s Wallet RFID Blocking Minimalist Genuine Leather Bi-Fold Slim Front Pocket with Money Clip, Quick-Pull Tab and ID Window, Full Grain Leather
Mt. Eston RFID Blocking Trifold Bifold Mens Leather Wallet, 18 Pocket Extra Capacity, High-End Build, Gift Box for Men (Previously Mt. Everest)
Stealth Mode Trifold RFID Blocking Leather Wallet for Men
Bryker Hyde 2 ID Window RFID Wallet for Men, Executive Bifold Top Flip Wallet, Sleek and Stylish Gift for Men, Multi Card Extra Capacity Travel Wallet
There is still a few days to order one of these cool wallets for your dad. Read about the benefits of each one on Amazon and order one for him for Father’s Day.
I love to get comments and questions. Feel free to leave yours below. – Shirley
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