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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wocket Smart Wallet Review

How much do you trust technology? The people at NXT-ID are betting that you trust it enough that you're willing to give all your credit and debit card information, including the security code on the back, to their smart wallet called a Wocket Wallet. You then leave your regular wallet at home with your physical credit / debit cards. This isn't some extreme savings app where you don't spend any money. Instead, the Wocket smart wallet will activate the included Wocket Card with your credit card information for a one time use after entering your PIN.
Here's how the whole process works:

When you first get your Wocket, take it out of its leather case and charge it. Next, attach the included card reader to the wallet and activate the Wocket in your name, which includes setting the PIN and swiping at least two of your credit / debit cards. The device comes with a Wocket Card, which is a raw / unprogrammed card with your name on the front. When you want to buy anything with one of the stored credit cards, the selected card information will be transferred onto the Wocket Card for a single charge/swipe usage. So, now its time to go shopping with a Wocket in your pocket.

Basic setup of the Wocket is easy. Just swipe each card with the provided card reader and the data is stored inside the Wocket wallet, locked up behind the security of your PIN. The hard part about setting things up though has to do with the fact that the screen on the Wocket only shows nine letters at a time. It takes time to scroll through the different pages to enter the name you give to the card in your Wocket. After entering in your credit and debit cards, next enter in all your loyalty cards. These, too, get stored in the Wocket wallet.

Now, it is time to shop. While waiting on the checkout line or as soon as you get to the register, enter in your PIN into the wallet and select your payment method. The Wocket wallet will then program your Wocket card, which would be sitting immediately behind the unit. Present the card to the cashier or swipe it at the credit card reading machine. Sign when necessary. Put the Wocket card back inside the Wocket wallet and you'll be all done. Need to show a loyalty card? Pick the right loyalty card and show the screen to the cashier. They'll read / scan the UPC code from the Wocket screen to indicate someone is out shopping, and any available discounts could be applied.
Lose your Wocket? While technically whoever finds your wallet has all your credit card information, they won't be able to use any of it, unless they can guess your PIN. Even the Wocket Card itself is useless. The card only stores the specific credit card information for a single usage. Once it is swiped through the CC machine, it is effectively dead.


It really is that simple.

Want one for yourself? You can buy one directly from NXT-ID for $179, less a $30 off coupon (30OFF-7ca3t5bf), making the price about $149.

Giveaway coming soon.

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19 comments:

  1. Just got one myself. Can't wait to check it. Like the fact that the physical card is useless for anyone who doesn't have your PIN.

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  2. This wallet is so cool. The advances in technology continue to wow me every day. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome wallet … perfect for anyone; especially a techy husband this Christmas. ;)

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  3. This is such a great concept. I love how it can handle so many cards also!

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  4. Great Christmas Gift for anyone with credit cards.

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  5. I was so giddy the fist time I tried mine at the supermarket.

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  6. I love mine! These are the coolest :)

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  7. I like everything about this wallet. It will make shopping much easier and less stressful about someone trying to take my credit cards. This will make a great gift for the upcoming holidays.

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  8. This is such a cool device. Especially during one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year when theft skyrockets.

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  9. Have one but doesn't work as well in Canada. Up for sale now.

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  10. Love the Dr. Seuss reference! But seriously, I much rather like carrying around a wocket than the huge pocket book full of cards I had before.

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  11. I just got one myself as well and I'm loving the security I feel using it! It's the perfect Christmas gift too!

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  12. I love mine too! So easy to use and love the built-in security too.

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  13. The Wocket has been a lifesaver for me, as someone who is constantly misplacing all the different cards I use. Its pretty cool to look at, too!

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  14. My fiance needs one, I think this is going to be my Christmas gift to him this year. I love the one I have.

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  15. Great review. Thanks for this info!

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  16. This is a handy way to keep your personal information safe, especially if you travel or are on the go frequently!

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  17. I love how compact this wallet is! Such a clever idea!

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  18. If everyone takes it, this would be a great way to travel with all your cards without actually having to TAKE all your cards.

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