What Is RFID, and Do I Need RFID-Blocking Protection? – Cardinal Wallets

What Is RFID, and Do I Need RFID-Blocking Protection?

The 2021 global market for RFID has been estimated to be worth over $10 Billion. This total is expected to grow by at least 70% by 2026.

The popularity of RFID is continuing to grow throughout the years. As a result, there are now products on the market that can increase your RFID products' protection.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is what allows us such perks as contactless payments. This technology is what enables machines to scan a chip on our bank cards to create a payment.

While, this has given us all an ease of paying for our products whilst shopping, it has also given a way to be able to read someone's personal info that is stored on a card without consent or even getting noticed. In theory, some stranger carrying special hardware like a POS can make a purchase by using your cards or get your personal info unnoticed while standing next to you. 

However, there is not a single case reported in the UK so far. So, unless you are a KGB spy or something, you probably do not need that kind of protection. 

In case you are still concerned, aluminum is a RFID blocking material so you can use common foil to protect your cards. However, if carrying some foil in your pocket is not your thing, you can also use a more stylish solution.

Our wallets are designed to block your cards RFID frequency using an Aluminum and Titanium alloy. Through doing this, other spies walking past you with a reader cannot pick up the data they need to steal from you. 

Seriously, RFID protection is not necessary but can make sense to some people. Regardless, a mini wallet that is practical, stylish, innovative and well-built is something to check out.

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