The Secrid Cardslide Copenhagen is a minimalist powerhouse of a wallet. The aluminium casing holds five embossed or six flat credit cards safe from damage and hacking. Flick a lever and the cards fan out waiting for your selection. The card slide is an extra space for money, keys, coins or whatever you wish. A small, tough wallet for those who can go with the essentials and leave the kitchen sink at home.Plastic cards have a hard time, they get bent and become brittle in your pocket. In particular, RFID/NFC cards are not safely stored in a regular wallet. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) or NFC (Near Field Communication) cards have a chip and an antenna for wireless communication. These cards, such as the public transportation pass, new credit cards and admission tickets, can be activated, selected and copied from up to many metres away, without you noticing. The Secrid Cardprotector works as a firewall in your wallet.
To safely use an RFID/NFC card, you slide it out 3 cm from the Cardprotector; the sensitivity for the radio signal is then substantially reduced, but still sufficient for contact over short distances. By minimising the time duration and signal strength, you remain outside the reach of digital pickpockets.