Gear Highlight: Sea to Summit RFID Blockers

Sea to Summit RFID Blockers

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Why use an RFID Blocker?

If you knew that someone could read your credit cards, passport, and even driver’s license without actually having to swipe them or look at them, would you take steps to guard against it? I know I would. Unfortunately, RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology used to track sensitive data in many of today’s portable identifiers (e.g. cards) can be easily scanned without you ever knowing.

As it stands right now, most credit cards and debit cards issued within the past decade have RFID technology embedded in them. All US passports issued in 2006 and later have RFID chips that track your data and photo. RFID chips are a convenient way to store and read data – instead of having to swipe your card through a reader, you can simply wave your card in front of an RFID scanner without even taking it out of your wallet. It’s convenience at its best.

Unfortunately, the danger is that someone could build a counterfeit reader – which wouldn’t be too difficult for anyone who has experience in that field – and pick up your RFID information against your will. It’s similar to one of the risks in an NFC device, which requires a close-up “bump” to trigger a transaction. Counterfeit card readers existed before RFID, but they require you to physically swipe your card through a slot; counterfeit RFID readers can pull or delete data without so much as you walking by.

 

What options do I have?

Travelling Light ™ Card Holder RFID

A slim card holder for protecting your credit card information from digital skimmers. The 210D exterior makes it sturdy enough to be a stand alone wallet, while the flat design allows it to be stored within your favorite wallet. Four internal card sleeves can hold multiple cards or folded cash with a diagonal elastic loop to keep card holder closed.

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Our Price: $14.95

 

Travelling Light ™ Travel Wallet RFID

These lightweight, strong and water resistant wallets provide a convenient way to keep all of your essential travel documents, cards, notes and coins organized and safe from the elements. All wallets are lined with RFID-proof fabric to protect against digital theft. Travel Wallets come with a range of internal pockets and card sleeves, gusseted cash pocket, as well as a zippered coin holder. The medium and large size can hold passports.

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Our Price: S ($29.95), M ($39.95), L ($49.95)

 

Travelling Light ™ Passport Pouch RFID

The Travelling Light ™ Passport Pouch offers simple travel security in a high-tech package. With two pockets the Passport Pouch is ideal for keeping a passport and spare cash or cards secure. It is constructed from Ultra-Sil ® fabric for lightweight durability and lined with RFID-proof fabric to protect against the dangers of digital theft. 3D air-mesh on the back keeps the pouch comfortable against your skin.

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Our Price: $22.95

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