RFID stands for radio frequency identification which is a form of digital theft that enables information from RFID-equipped credit cards to be read and duplicated. AKA “electronic pickpocketing,” or “skimming,” RFID-equipped credit cards can be read and duplicated, thus leading to the headaches and wasted hours caused by having to cancel numerous credit cards and/or having to deal with the shock of identity theft.
What these RFID-blocking wallets do is block the RFID signals using electromagnetic technology to block and protect anyone from trying to access your sensitive information.
These specialty wallets are all compact and portable which makes daily carrying and traveling easy, giving you peace of mind. They are also made from high-quality materials and come in an array of color options that will make you feel more like you’re carrying a designer piece and less like a techno-nerd.
1. Shell-D RFID Blocking Credit Card Protector
The Shell-D RFID Blocking Credit Card Protector is able to block both 13.56 MHz and 133KHz signals, giving you the safest solution to protect your data. Easy to open, this premium card case latches safely and securely when not in use, has seven card slots with a capacity for up to more than nine credit cards and is available in nine assorted colors that will strike anyone’s fancy.
PROS: This wallet is made from high-quality materials including aluminum and ABS plastic, and maintains its shine throughout use.
CONS: The card slots are roomy making it easy for your cards to potentially fall out easily when opened.
2. Buffway Slim RFID Blocking Leather Wallets
The RFID Blocking Wallets by Buffway are designed for the frequent and modern traveler in mind. Made extra slim, lightweight and portable, these minimalist wallets take up almost no room while still protecting your identity and all of your important information. This wallet features 8 compartments for your cards – 4 slots for holding credit, debit or bank cards, 1 clear window slot for a driver’s license or work badge, 2 side slip pockets for business cards and 1 middle pocket for cash bills, receipts and just about anything else.
PROS: The clear window slot also comes with a special finger hold/glide design which allows you to easily access your favorite card.
CONS: This wallet effectively guards against common radio frequencies but does not have the ability to block signals such as those for hotel room keys and access cards.
3. Travelambo Minimalist RFID Blocking Wallet
Made from 100% cowhide leather, the compact and convenient Travelambo RFID Blocking Wallet comes in three leather styles to choose from including crosshatch leather, napa leather and oil wax leather. Equipped with silver embroidered lining which can block RFID signals, this wallet will keep your sensitive information safe and keep you looking stylish.
PROS: The wallet features 23 card slots, sports a minimalist aesthetic and can be carried around in your front or back pocket.
CONS: There is an opening for cash in the middle of the wallet, but you will have to fold the cash in half for it to fit.