THE CARD HOLDER THAT GUARDS YOUR CARDS, AND PERSONAL INFO
Going cashless is convenience with an inconvenient drawback: According to Dutch company Secrid, all cards – from credit to transport – have a chip and antenna for wireless communication that can be easily read, activated and cloned by card thieves from a metre away. Its aha solution: a card holder made of aluminium (the metal is a poor conductor of electromagnetic waves) to deflect radio waves, shielding cards from unwanted wireless comm.
The card holder has only one slot for up to six cards (or four if the cards are embossed). Organise and stack them together, then slide the deck into the slot. A spring mechanism inside and a lever at the bottom push the cards out slightly when you need them. For more storage, Secrid suggests binding two aluminium card holders together with its elasticised band (see above). From Ante @ Tangs at Tang Plaza, $59$199.