Losing your credit card after it falls out of your pocket can normally only be prevented by a good citizen noticing it happen. In the event there’s no one around to help you out, a new piece of technology could stand in for the human element.
Ping is an aluminum credit card case that links to your phone and alerts you in case of loss. The company is also targeting those worried about identity theft, especially as lost or stolen wallets are the number one cause.
The case connects to your iPhone or Android device with Bluetooth 4.0 and makes a sound when a card is removed from or not returned to the wallet. It’s also capable of emitting a sound through the use of a phone app in case you lose it – effective up to 100 feet.
At just 3mm thick, Ping is thinner than 4-stacked credit cards yet can hold more than 10 cards and a great deal of cash.
Apart from it’s sleek, modern design, the lightweight wallet comes with a choice of 9 color elastic bands, and 6 colors of anodized aluminum.
Currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign aiming to raise $30,000, you can get hold of a credit card wallet for a pledge of $49 – the planned retail price is $79.
So, if you’re worried about identity theft, or maybe you just have a habit of losing your credit cards, this little credit card wallet could be the answer.