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The HuMn Wallet Is an RFID-Blocking Wallet That Won’t Look Like a Lump in Your Pocket

RFIDs are showing up in everything from your cards to your passports, offering easy identification but also a greater chance of identity theft. Although plenty of RFID-blocking wallets exist, none are quite as thin and pocketable as the HuMn.

The HuMn wallet is essentially a plate with a band to keep your cash and cards in a small space, but in addition to its minimal carrying functions it also blocks any RFID skimming. They start you off with two plates, but you can add on more if you want at any time.

Currently the HuMn wallet is available on a more-than-funded Kickstarter project that's basically now a pre-order page. You'll probably have to wait a little while to get yours, but a modest investment will get you one of these thin and protective cash carriers as soon as they're ready.

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Site for pre order Source

This is from the Kickstarter site, the info that they have blasted way over what their goal was for pledges;

1,419
Backers

$111,841
pledged of $66,000 goal

31
days to go
This project will be funded on Monday Apr 2, 11:59pm EDT.
Edited by Mr_Torch - 3/2/12 at 2:25pm
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Carbon fibre? I'm in! biggrin.gif
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I need to get one of these, foil in wallet is just not great lol. biggrin.gif
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Kickstarter is blocked at work but the news post says $49. If it costs that for a pre-order I am in, needed a new wallet anyways.
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Pledged $49.00

They are awesome and now I will get one
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yea these stuff will be needed in the futur!i got a rfid and the protection supplied by gov make be kind of meh!isnt lead the best material for blocking rf!(they do use lead to block radiation so i would venture it is quiet good for this.i would rather have lead sleve for various card so they cannot interract with each other(in case so techno out there can hack in!
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Good thing I don't have RFID cards.

I would hate to sit on the thing with it being in my back pocket!
    
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Originally Posted by ACM View Post

Good thing I don't have RFID cards.
I would hate to sit on the thing with it being in my back pocket!

You are aware that many credit cards, debit cards, state ID's, drivers license's have them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Torch View Post

You are aware that many credit cards, debit cards, state ID's, drivers license's have them.

I don't have a credit card or any other ID then my drivers license.
I only have my debit & drivers license in my wallet & I know they're not RFID.

So yeah I'm aware what I have in my wallet.
    
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I don't feel safe just having that band hold your cards and money. Plus the way how they show it can be clipped to your backpack or something. It would just flop around and kick everything off. Also, it doesn't seem convenient when you have plates squished with the band like that in the picture. But if you have it as single plates like one of the other picture that showed it, then that seems ok. So you can just flip through them instead of opening up the sandwich. But that would get expensive quick.
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