With the increased risk of security breaches seemingly increasing on a global scale, as travellers we all need to become aware of our surroundings and become more vigilant when traveling around the world. However, despite our best intentions there are still people out there that seem to be one step ahead of us and always looking for a way to capture your PII (Personally Identifiable Information) data.
So what can we do about this in order to become more efficient travelers without worrying that we may become the next victim in credit card or passport fraud? We think that we may have just found a line of products that may help us all with this very issue!
Thanks to Allett, they have released a very specific array of travel and business products that will help us travel more securely while at the same time maintaining a convenient, durable and aestethically pleasing appearance.
We are delighted today to be introducing the Allett RFID Passport Wallet that we have been using for a couple of months now and I have to admit this is one passport holder that I NEVER want to relinquish!
It is awesome! Stylish, extremely durable and multi-functional are just a few words that spring to mind when describing this product.
What is RFID?
Let’s explain a little more about this RFID concept! You may be asking, what on earth is RFID?
RFID (Radio-frequency Identification) is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data!
This sounds awesome right, that all of our information is stored in this invisible electromagnetic spectrum! Well sure it is but there is one slight problem – it is a fraudsters dream because they can hack into your RFID passports without you even knowing about it.
Please trust us when we say there are a lot of tech-savvy folks out there that CAN and WILL get your information when you are least expecting it!
Allett RFID Passport Wallet
But that’s where Allett comes along….with their concept of creating a better product than what is being offered by their competition, they have have a multi-metalized liner that blocks radio frequencies even in close range. The key that makes Allett’s products stand out from their main rivals is the idea of near-range RFID security.
The security strength of these wallets is undeniable with defense up to 3,000 MHz while most credit transactions which utilize RFID take place at 13.56MHz (Adam Muscat, COO of Allett)
- Security strength within the unique layers up to 3,000MHz makes this a definite market leader.
- Thin, lightweight wallet yet extremely durable.
- Made from Napa cowhide, this is a high-quality material that is stylish for both business and personal use.
- Storage for up to 14 credit cards in addition to passport holder and a clear window for your ID.
- Passport slides easily into holder so easy to remove at TSA checkpoint.
- At $49.99, many will see this as a negative but honestly to maintain your peace of mind and keep your information safe, is this really a high price to pay?
The Allett RFID Passport Wallet has an abundance of positive aspects that will ultimately convince you that this product is for you. At just under $50, I personally think this is great value for money though as I indicated above this may be something that turns some people away!
I am also very impressed with the rest of Allett’s product line and look forward to using more of them in the future. Hopefully this will convince you that your personal information is of paramount importance – please don’t wait until it’s too late!
Outstmart thieves and save yourself a lot of hassle. Get a KeepSafe RFID blocking wallet today!
*Disclosure of Material Connection: A Brit & A Southerner was not financially compensated for this post. We received a free sample from Allett for consideration of review purposes only. This is solely our personal opinion/experience*
I’m curious to know how much of a credible threat this is. How easy is it for people to obtan your data, what would they need to get it (assuming you didn’t have one of these wallets) and in what environments might this occur? How times are changing…
That’s an interesting question Paul! I know that it is certainly a threat here in USA especially since they adopted the RFID passports not all that long ago. Credit card fraud is certainly an issue, I personally was affected by this on a trip to NYC last year.
I found an interesting article that analyzes the credible threat of this type of fraud and my overall thought is that there are tech savvy folks out there that know exactly what they are doing so if they want your information, they will get it!
Here is the link to the article: http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1626175
Personally I’m annoyed that we’ve had this technology thrust upon us. Why does everyone think that we continually need to be changing things. It’s simply so that they can make money, selling the latest version of this, that and the other. People used to be able to fix their own cars but now you need a degree in electronics rather than a mechanic… I’m sure you’ve heard it all before so I’m better stop there or I’ll be writing an essay!
Sounds like a cool concept. It also looks like good quality. I am usually too cheap to buy into these types of products, but the review on the RFID was very thorough. If I traveled full time, I would probably be more concerned about my identity and look into products like these.
I have one as well that I bought since I’ll be traveling long term. It’s Pacsafe brand and more my style and I believe only like $30 or so. Whether or not this is a real threat…I’m not gonna take the chance of the headache it’ll cause.
The price isn’t too bad for safety. I tend to forgo a normal wallet and only use my passport wallet during travel so when I look at it that way $50.00 is pretty good. Better than getting caught in a scam far away from home with no way to fix it!
Good review Chris and a nice product for those who wish to carry their passport this way. I can see so much sense in people needing to feel as secure as possible, yet on the other hand I dislike so many aspects of how society has, and is changing, that seems to lead to people being overly fearful and paranoid. I am a firm believer in appearing as streetwise as one can, and for that reason I tend to be a minimalistic as possible in how I carry whatever I need to take with me, passport, cash and cards included.
I agree with Jackie! Great review of this wallet but when I travel I always go the minimalistic route and carry as few cards with me. Although I’m only away for a few weeks at a time. So if I was traveling long term, I think I might consider something like this. Interesting!
Sounds like a great product. I’ve never heard of this type of threat but I always go for the mantra better safe than sorry! So, I think I would definitely go for it, and it looks very stylish indeed.
I never really gave this a thought …. recently there was a warning in the news that people have to keep their passports with them all time, even when they are storing it in the overhead luggage compartiments, apparently many get stolen from here. To be getting an RFID would be one step too far for me because my mind is not ready for such modern means of protection, however we never know where this world will lead us in the future, as who could have thought 10 years ago that we’d all carry a smartphone you can do almost anything with…
We were gifted a couple of passport holders from Justin’s parents that have this type of protection…before that, I’d never really heard about it before. I guess it is better to be safe than sorry!
That’s certainly our philosophy Lauren that it’s better to be safe than sorry! The Allett RFID passport holder really is just like any other passport case in terms of size, in fact in many ways it is probably lighter and thinner, but it gives you that extra peace of mind to know that your personal information is being kept safe!
Never heard of this type of passport holder before, but it sounds really interesting and it comes at a good price. Going to try this out myself: safety first! Almost 20 years ago I was robbed of my passport and all other documents during a trip to Beijing, had to spent two days in the embassy to sort everything out. Never again!