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Deal Of The Day: 37% Off On The HuMn RFID Mini Wallet


I was just looking for a wallet this week. Mine is wearing out after 7 years of good use, but it’s hard to get my wallet needs just right. I’m particular. The HuMn RFID Mini Wallet however looks just right.

The popular sleek, minimalist HuMn wallet is now available in a miniature version; same great design, but just a touch larger than your average credit card, and with updated shock strap technology for extra-strength elasticity. The days of lugging around a clunky pocketbook are over, and this meticulously designed high-quality wallet is the perfect solution to carrying the essentials in an organized and stylish manner.

– Made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, then powder-coated with a durable matte black finish
– Redesigned straps are a polyurethane rubber, made to last and retain elasticity
– Aluminum plates protect against RFID skimming
– Ideal size for cards and cash

Nice thing about it of course is the price. I mean, this is a wallet after all and it shouldn’t break the bank. At $36.99 after today’s 37% rebate, with free shipping, I’d say it hits the mark.


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Air Vent Safe Features RFID Lock


If you have valuable stuff in your home, there’s a number of ways you can go about trying to keep it from the hands of would-be burglars. There are obvious safes, but these are typically a magnet for determined thieves, and then there’s the plain-sight approach, which might make some of you nervous. But what about an Air Vent Safe? This particular one comes with a set of RFID magnetic cards that, once hovered over a specific spot on the vent, will activate the locking mechanism and pop it open. There is no other way to tell this apart from a regular vent otherwise. It fits between two 16 inch center studs and instructions are included. It’s $219.

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Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On The RFID Blocking Alpha Wallet


If you’re in the market for a new wallet, we sincerely hope you’re considering some of the slimmer, more minimal offerings out there. No one wants a George Costanza situation. And while you’re at it, why not get something like the Alpha Wallet? It features two anodized metal plates, held together with a rubber band. Sandwich your cards and cash between them, and never worry about someone skimming your information. Normally costing $45, you can have it for $30 today.


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Gatefeeder Uses RFID To Feed The Right Pet

You got a chubby little cat that bullies the other ones away from their food bowl and eats their portions? I do, and I’ve resorted to locking them up in separate rooms at feeding time, which, well, is annoying. The Gatefeeder features an automatic locking mechanism that is opened when an RFID chip is detected, which allows the bullied cat access to his food at all times while keeping the big bully out. So what you do in a case like this is that you feed the fat cat normally, while you put the little cat’s food in the Gatefeeder; he always has access, the other cat never. Of course this works with more than two cats, and you can order additional tags for them.

A system like this isn’t cheap, at $249. But we’ve heard of pet owners spending ungodly amounts before, so we don’t expect this to be much of a deterrent to the really determined.

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RFID Tagged ‘Bijlmer Euros’ Makes It Easier To Track Where Money Goes

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By Andrew Liszewski

Websites like Where’s George? let’s you track the travels of a piece of currency using their unique serial numbers, but it only really works if everyone who gets their hands on it visits the site. The same idea exists behind the Bijlmer Euro created by artist Christian Nold, but it’s a little more automagic since the bills each feature an RFID tag. Now obviously in order to track the whereabouts of a given bill, every single place of business would need RFID scanners installed, so the notes are designed to be used more as a “complimentary local currency” for the south-east area of Amsterdam, where about 2,000 of them were made available.

A handful of local shops have been equipped with the requisite RFID scanners which then report to a website which allows users and shopkeeps to visualize the flow of the bills. And in order to ensure that people are more likely to spend the Bijlmer Euros in the area where they can be tracked, the participating shops and restaurants offer unique discounts and promotions when you pay with the special currency. I like the idea, but have to wonder if the issue of defacing currency comes into play here.

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RFID Protected 2.5-Inch SATA Drive Enclosure

RFID Security 2.5 Inch SATA HDD Enclosure (Image courtesy Chinavasion)
By Andrew Liszewski

Sometimes passwords feel like more of a pain than a plus, so I like this 2.5-inch SATA HD enclosure that uses an RFID tag to protect your data. Unlocking your precious files is as easy as waving one of the 2 included RFID tags over the enclosure, and you just repeat the motion to lock everything back up again. It’s compatible with 2.5-inch SATA hard drives up to 160GB in size, but I can’t help but wonder if the dirt cheap $16 price tag from Chinavasion is an indication of how well this thing really works.

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Freecom’s RFID Protected External Hard Drive Seems Great, A Little Too Popular


By David Ponce

Freecom is selling this 2TB external hard drive for 350 euros. What’s great about it is that it can only be accessed if you happen to be carrying one of two AES-encrypted, RFID-enabled, credit-card sized keys on your person. No key, no access.

The bad part now. For one, 350 euros is a lot of cash for 2TB. But worst of all, it’s out of stock, and no ETA.

Bummer. Still, you can check out the product page and obsessively refresh every day until there’s stock if you’re seriously that concerned about privacy.

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Ford & DeWalt RFID Tool Link Ensures No Tools Left Behind

Ford & DeWalt Tool Link (Image courtesy Gearlog)
By Andrew Liszewski

At times RFID technology gets a bad rap, but that’s because it’s not always the best solution for every situation. (ie Passports etc.) However, here’s one example where the technology really shines. Developed by DeWalt, Tool Link is a $1,120 option for Ford trucks that uses RFID tags to keep track of your tools so that you don’t accidentally leave one behind at a job site.

The system comes with 50 tags that can be attached to tools and hardware from any manufacturer, an RFID scanner plus software that runs on the truck’s in-dash computer, as well as a couple of RFID antennas located in the truck’s bed. Once you’ve created a database of your hardware the system can keep track of what items were in the truck at the start of the day, and what items are missing before you leave the construction site at the end of the day, before they go missing permanently.

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Freecom Hard Drive Secure Might Protect Your Data With RFID, Probably Won’t


By Evan Ackerman

While sheer paranoia isn’t the best thing to have dictating your gadget purchases, there are some instances where paying a small premium for that extra level of comfort and security might make sense. Freecom’s Hard Drive Secure is a run of the mill external HD, except that you can’t access the data on it without swiping an encrypted RFID card the size of a credit card past the drive. Swipe the card again and the drive locks itself. It’s not too terribly expensive at $120 for a 500 gig drive, although $410 for a 2TB drive it just a little crazy.

What Freecom doesn’t make clear is just how the encryption on the drive works… It sort of sounds like while the encrypted keycard locks and unlocks the drive, the data on the drive itself is not actually encrypted. This sort of system might keep your porn stash safe from your kid brother, but anyone with a mediocre amount of computer experience (which your kid brother probably has) will just remove the drive from the case and access it directly. Even having the locking system on the drive itself won’t thwart someone who is casually determined. And irrespective of the encryption on the drive, having to swipe your card a second time to lock the thing is just stupid. It should be set up so that if the RFID card leaves, the drive locks itself. And of course, I won’t even get started on the security flaws in RFID.

So yeah, there are some instances where paying a small premium for an extra level of comfort and security might make sense, but this is probably not one of them.

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