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This purse and wallet are doubly theft-proof

on Friday, August 29th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

Travelon, as you can guess from the name, makes great bags for traveling – around town or around the world.  This particular wallet and bag combination is perfect for protecting your valuables and your personal data as you go about your daily travels.  The Travelon Anti-Theft Convertible Hobo with RFID Blocking Wallet are made of 100% polyester.Read More…


Anti-Theft cross-body gear bag for women

on Monday, May 12th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

This cross-body bag from Travelon is big enough, and has a padded pocket for, an iPad or similarly-sized tablet, plus it has room for your other daily gear.  This main compartment locks, to make it harder for a pickpocket to quickly grab things out of your bag.  The Anti-Theft Signature Cross-Body Bag has other featuresRead More…


Carbonlite aerospace-grade carbon fiber minimal wallet

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

This is a Kickstarter project that’s already raised over 7X the funding goal with just over a week left in the funding period.  The Carbonlite wallet is a minimalist wallet made from two plates of “premium aerospace grade 6k 2×2 weave instead of the standard 3k 1×1. All of our carbon fiber has a smooth,Read More…


Father’s Day gift idea – RFID-blocking passport case

on Monday, June 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

If Dad’s an international traveler, he could probably use a travel documents organizer to make navigating customs easier.  This organizer from Travelon has the added bonus of protecting his passport from unauthorized RF scanning.  The RFID-blocking Safe ID Ripstop Boarding Pass Neck Wallet measures just  5.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.5″ when folded, and it comes with aRead More…


StewartStand RFID-blocking Card Case review

on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Wallets

I once saw a TV show where a woman was walking down a busy sidewalk, not doing anything in particular, not even bumping into the people she passed.  She seemed innocent, but she had a RF reader in her bag that was scanning the RFID-enabled cards inside the wallets of everyone she passed, and sheRead More…


Take Your Cellphone Completely Off the Grid with MIAmobi Cases and Bags

on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Bags, News

Supposedly, your cellphone still sends out information to the service provider about your activities even after you’ve turned it off.  If you want to make sure that no one can track those signals, you need a case or bag from MIAmobi.  The lining in these bags contains colloidal silver, which blocks all radio frequencies to/fromRead More…


Purse Organization with RFID Blocking

on Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

These purse organizers were originally designed to keep women’s purses organized and to make it simpler to change bags, but I don’t see any reason why guys couldn’t make use of them in gear bags, too.  This Travelon RFID Blocking Purse Organizer has  a woven metallic fabric sandwiched inside the walls to protect RFID cardsRead More…


Protect Your ID with Tyvek RFID-Shielding Envelopes

on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

If you’d like to protect your cards with RFID chips – like drivers licenses in some states, credit cards, and passports – from being scanned without your knowledge, you have several wallets to choose from.  However, you can now protect individual cards without having to replace your wallet.  The practical_pats store at eBay offers TyvekRead More…


RFID-Shielding Wallet for Women

on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News, Wallets

Most stainless-steel wallets seem to be made for men, but Hammacher Schlemmer has one designed just for women.  The wallet is 7.5″ W x 4.25″ H x 1″ D, and it is woven from 25,000 stainless steel fibers only 0.001″ thick.  H-S says ” impervious to stretching or staining and resistant to corrosive salts and acids, theRead More…


Save Your Back – and Your Identity – with the Rogue Wallet

on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News, Wallets

Sitting on a wallet the size of a brick can cause back pain.  Wallets in the back pocket are also an easier target for pick-pockets.  You can eliminate both risks by switching to the Rogue Wallet, a front-pocket wallet designed by a man with back problems.  The Rogue wallet is shaped to fit into theRead More…