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Live Checking Cards: Watch Your Bills, Honey!

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By Gaurav Kheterpal

The Live Checking Card represent a very interesting concept – it displays the accumulated spending amount on your card after every purchase. Clearly, the concept itself is nothing short of a nightmare for wives and girlfriends as it displays real time information of their shopping adventures. The underlying technology behind Live Checking Cards is e-ink, which checks your purchase history and matches them up with the bank account transactions using RFID. Pretty neat, I’d say.

While it’s a blessing in disguise for most husbands and boyfriends, the Live Checking Card could have fairly serious implications on your love life, if not used carefully. On the other hand, it’s a handy way to keeping your expenses in check and ensuring that you are not heading for a credit disaster.

I’m pretty sure that there would be no shortage of husbands and boyfriends lining up to buy these cards once and if the concept is implemented.

Yanko Design ] VIA [ Gizmodiva ]







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  • mcman

    Only 9 digits? How will it accurately keep track of my checking account?

  • jumborgace

    As an enlightened male I find your post offensive and insulting and it shows an attitude towards woman that I thought we had finally surpassed. This is NOT 1955 where men went to work all day and woman went shopping all day(which actually isn't true either but it is a stereotype). I honestly hope you are just kidding and you don't treat your significant other in this manner and if you do and if they accept it without question then know you are helping to degrade our society that much more.

  • http://all4internet.ru/ Dreamer

    How much does is cost? Good idea by the way :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathy-Wingard/1528850143 Kathy Wingard

    Oh jeeze! And I thought my especially selected, vanity whizbang, photo realistic, whoopie-doo CCs were da bomb!

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisPollard77 Chris Pollard

    Oh, PLEASE let the kid at the department store checkout see how much money has gone through my card! That'd make it so much easier to decide who to try to pull some identity theft on!

    Really, who the hell wants their FINANCIAL DATA left open to the public like that? Seriously BAD idea.

  • http://www.butterfliesandbikinis.com Bikinis Girl

    Nice and sexist. Way to ruin a great gizmo find.

  • http://twitter.com/katiejmbaker Katie Baker

    This is disgusting.

    1. I'm with jumborgace (see below comment). Do people still think that men slave all day in the office and then their ditzy wives spend it all away?

    2. I've always been way more money-conscious than ANY of my ex boyfriends. I know many of my female (and male, actually) friends feel the same way.

    3. Honestly, I don't even have a problem with gender stereotyping jokes, as a rule, as long as they're clever/funny. This is just patronizing, stupid, and repetitive. You use the same joke, like, four times. I'm honestly embarrassed for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Holly-Green/1276047742 Holly Green

    Pretty disappointed that you guys went for the garbage stereotypes. I usually like reading/sourcing your stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tandy.byrd Tandy Byrd

    Why would my husband care what I do with my money? Oh! You are assuming that I'm out there getting a mani-pedi while hubby slaves to earn the money that I'm frittering away. Nice job on alienating a big chunk of your readership.

  • Jessicat

    I have to agree with everyone that has posted on the disgusting taste that is left in the mouth after reading this filth. Right now, I'm sitting at work getting ready to start my day, while my significant other is asleep. I am more financially stable and saving a lot more than he is. Also I spend way less than he does every month.

    So this is just down right offensive and makes me hate this product because of your review. I was actually liking the concept, due to it would help those that aren't so good with money keep it down. Or tell you that you have balances if placed on a credit card. But I can't get over how you think me, as a woman, is using my man's money to buy the car i'm driving (Destiny Child, listen to that song and wake up).

  • dponce80

    Hi all. I can see this has offended quite of a few of our readers, and I'd like to say I'm sorry. As editor in chief, it's my job to make sure this kind of stuff doesn't happen, and I let this one slip through. I chalked it up to a harmless joke, but you're all right, it was in bad taste. I'm sorry.

    Now I'd like to ask what you all think is the best way to deal with this… I have no qualms straight out deleting this post, but I don't want to seem like I'm trying to shove this under the rug. Any suggestions?

  • Jessicat

    I'm up for jokes, just like Katie said “Honestly, I don't even have a problem with gender stereotyping jokes, as a rule, as long as they're clever/funny.”

    It's one thing to have a joke, but this isn't joking, this is just bashing. There is no punchline. I see the only resolve is to just keep in mind that the community doesn't see emotion with text. Learn and move on, this article is old now, and kind of off the first page, I'm a late commenter, because I love OhGizmo and read each article. There are a lot of things that can be taken wrong and I don't want the blog to become politically correct and boring, but there is a better way to go about this.

    I think I would have been okay with a review that explained how it works and the companies that will be considered, and an one and only remark “I know some guys that will appreciate the reminder to their shopaholic women in their lives. Dad's know some teenagers that need this?” This isn't labeling women, this is labeling shopaholic women. Not perfect, but not out right labeling a group.

  • Jessicat

    I have to agree with everyone that has posted on the disgusting taste that is left in the mouth after reading this filth. Right now, I'm sitting at work getting ready to start my day, while my significant other is asleep. I am more financially stable and saving a lot more than he is. Also I spend way less than he does every month.

    So this is just down right offensive and makes me hate this product because of your review. I was actually liking the concept, due to it would help those that aren't so good with money keep it down. Or tell you that you have balances if placed on a credit card. But I can't get over how you think me, as a woman, is using my man's money to buy the car i'm driving (Destiny Child, listen to that song and wake up).

  • dponce80

    Hi all. I can see this has offended quite of a few of our readers, and I'd like to say I'm sorry. As editor in chief, it's my job to make sure this kind of stuff doesn't happen, and I let this one slip through. I chalked it up to a harmless joke, but you're all right, it was in bad taste. I'm sorry.

    Now I'd like to ask what you all think is the best way to deal with this… I have no qualms straight out deleting this post, but I don't want to seem like I'm trying to shove this under the rug. Any suggestions?

  • Jessicat

    I'm up for jokes, just like Katie said “Honestly, I don't even have a problem with gender stereotyping jokes, as a rule, as long as they're clever/funny.”

    It's one thing to have a joke, but this isn't joking, this is just bashing. There is no punchline. I see the only resolve is to just keep in mind that the community doesn't see emotion with text. Learn and move on, this article is old now, and kind of off the first page, I'm a late commenter, because I love OhGizmo and read each article. There are a lot of things that can be taken wrong and I don't want the blog to become politically correct and boring, but there is a better way to go about this.

    I think I would have been okay with a review that explained how it works and the companies that will be considered, and an one and only remark “I know some guys that will appreciate the reminder to their shopaholic women in their lives. Dad's know some teenagers that need this?” This isn't labeling women, this is labeling shopaholic women. Not perfect, but not out right labeling a group.

  • http://www.wamucardscom.com wamucardscom

    I think this is really neat. I have an issue with always spending more than I should and seeing my total on the front would freak me out of buying many new things that I don’t need, I’m sure.