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Yes, it works.
on June 10, 2011
First, after reading a few reviews and the product description I honestly wasn't convinced it actually provided RFID blocking, so I went and tested it by putting an RFID card in it, closing it, and trying to get an RFID reader to read it. No dice, so in this reviewer's experience, it works as advertised.
Beyond that, it is almost the same size as a passport. The good news is that it isn't bulky in your pocket and isn't much bigger than if you just had your passport alone (as far as width and height). The downside is that putting a passport or credit card into the wallet is a tight fit. Your passport has to be completely tucked in for the wallet to close. And it is a bit rigid, making it feel bigger in your pocket than a comparable soft wallet.
For the card slots, the leather may relax a bit over time, but I have found that more than 3 to 4 credit cards (or ID cards, license, etc.) isn't very practical with this wallet. Inserting and removing cards is challenging. And the card slot furthest from the edge is slightly deeper and allows your credit card or driver's license to completely vanish under the leather, making its retrieval something you'll wish you had tools for.
If your wallet is, as my previous one was, a repository for all things you might need from passport to credit cards to business cards to place to store receipts after dinner, you'll either want to skip this one or reconsider if having more than three kinds of Visa cards on you at all times is really necessary. But for carrying a passport and a couple of basic items and blocking RFID from reaching those things, this gets the job done nicely.