These Jeans Protect Your Identity From Digital Pick-Pocketers
Pick-pocketing is one of the oldest tricks in the book of thievery, but it’s still happening everywhere. These days, however, it’s being done a little differently. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers are devices that can be used up to 30 feet away from a cell phone or wallet and snatch account passwords, credit card numbers, pin numbers and more. But the folks from Betabrand have teamed up with Norton to create every RFID user’s weakness — the READY Jeans.
The jeans are equipped with two pockets, lined with RFID-blocking fabric to stop thieves right in their tracks. Although the idea and tech behind the jeans are great, we feel like this type of fabric should be used on wallets or phone cases too. What if your READY Jeans are in the wash and they’re… well, not ready? Do you have to leave the credit cards at home? It’d be awesome if Betabrand could make phone cases with card slots, made with RFID-blocking fabric that can also block cell phone radiation. That way we don’t need to worry about wear and tear issues that the READY Jeans may suffer over time. Don’t get us wrong… we love the idea of the READY Jeans and having Norton security protecting your identity. We just can’t wait to see other uses of Norton-secured, RFID-blocking fabric.
The jeans are made for men, but don’t fret, ladies — Betabrand also has a blazer made with RFID-blocking fabric. Gents, you can purchase a pair of READY Jeans for $152 and t, the women’s Work-It Blazer costs $149.
Have you had any identity theft experiences? Would you like to see a line of RFID-blocking apparel? Where can you see RFID-blocking fabric next?