RFID Blocking Sleeves. Our good friends at BLOCKIT RFID Products sent me two RFID blocking sleeves to try out and review. Simply put, these things work! Let me tell you about my experience.
This review is going to be short and sweet. After all, this is a simple credit card sleeve and there isn't much more to say other than it works or it doesn't. The RFID Blocking Sleeves are uniquely designed with 2 layers of protection. An interior aluminum layer blocks 13.56 MHz wireless signals and an inner copper layer blocks 125 kHz wireless signals. Both signals are commonly used RFID readers so this sleeve will protect you from both! The 2 layers are protected by an outer layer that features one of 6 awesome looking cars. I got the Ferrari FF Coupe and the Bugatti Venom. So far, I've only seen car designs on the BLOCKIT sleeves but I'm hoping that in the near future, they'll offer a wide variety of prints. Not to say that the car prints suck or anything, it's just that it would be better to have the options. Anyways, the credit card fits snugly into the sleeve and better yet, the sleeve fits fairly well into my wallet. Both are huge pluses. If the card didn't fit well or if the sleeve didn't fit in my wallet, I would be more inclined not to use them. You can choose to have a top loading sleeve or a side loading sleeve. As terms of options, that's all you get. Now... for the test.
I walked into my local Target store during our monthly run for stuffs. When it was time to pay, I pulled out the RFID Blocking Sleeve (with my card inside, or course) and tapped the location on the point of sale machine. The machine didn't read it. I tapped it again. Still no sale. Decided to give it a go one more time and give it one long tap, but still nothing. At this point the cashier told me that I I'm doing it wrong and that I need to tap the card itself on the machine. lol I played the fool to test this but it was the only way that I could think of that would allow me to test the RFID Blocking Sleeve in a real world situation. And it definitely passed the test.
There really isn't much more to say about these RFID Blocking Sleeves. It does what it claims to do and that's all that I want. I've gone though the whole identity theft thing and it sucks. Being a victim makes it hard to get everything in order. Especially now, in this day, where everything is digitally stored. Reduce the chances of being victimized and get yourself a set of these RFID Blocking Sleeves. They work! That's all that there is to it! If you decide to pick some up, use promo code BLOCKIT6 at Amazon and pick up a set for under $8! Later!