Dr. Seuss’ “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!” is about to come true! But instead of a little creature, it’s going to be an electronic wallet. Yup, the age of electronic wallets is officially here. First there was the Coin, now the Wocket by NXT-ID wants to replace all your credit cards.
Scheduled to launch early 2014, The Wocket works anywhere a credit card is taken. As a biometrics company, NXT-ID has made it where you use your biometric stamp of approval for authorization that’s both user friendly and practically impossible to hack. Their biometric system uses a variety of attributes that are unique to each user such as face, voice, fingerprint and retina. Additionally, there are multiple attributes that are unique to other identifiable features, such as devices and accounts, to form an impenetrable security solution. This eliminates the need for the traditional user/password structure.
Your security is never compromised since it uses no personal information on its magnetic strop, as a result the risk of fraud is reduced. It can hold about 100 cards, coupons, gift cards, etc. It can even hold medical records, IDs, rewards/loyalty cards and many more. Card info is erased after every transaction, too. The card reader plugs directly in to the Wocket and it uses replaceable CR batteries in the Wocket with unlimited battery life via the in-wallet charging of the dynamic card. More info on how to pre-order yours is available on their site!
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.