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Protection against a little known threat
on January 10, 2014
When I agreed to accept a review sample of this sleeve I frankly did not understand why this is a viable product. After the sample arrived I did a little research and discovered that electronic pickpocketing is a very real threat, no matter what credit card companies try to get you to believe.
In a nutshell, these will block radio frequency identification (RFID) transmissions, and the foil protection is encased in a Tyvek envelope. I tried actually tearing the envelope and could not. It wrinkles with use, but does not tear easily and I suspect that they will last a long time.
My samples easily accommodated my Florida driver license, and an assortment of debit and credit cards. They were too small for my retired military ID card, but they were not designed for those.
To be honest, this sleeve provides the same protection as wrapping your RFID-enabled cards in a piece of common aluminum foil. Of course the hassle of wrapping and unwrapping the cards is almost not worth it, so think of these sleeves as inexpensive convenience as well as assurance that you will not be electronically pick-pocketed. More importantly, do a search for electronic pickpocketing and you will get a number of hits that explain the threat. Armed with that knowledge these sleeves will make a lot more sense.