Protect Your Identity with Articulate
Identity theft is a real deal nowadays, and I’m sure many of you have seen the articles floating around within the last few years revealing the possibility of thieves using RFID scanners in high foot traffic areas in order to commit “electronic pickpocketing”…in other words, swiping your credit card, passport, or other sensitive RFID-enabled items in your carrying vessel of choice simply by holding up a smart phone up to it (with a special app, of course). Enter Articulate, an up-and-coming brand currently formulating via a Kickstarter page, which manufactures a line of attractive clutches made from materials that prevent RFID scanners from permeating them, protecting your precious identity. According to Refinery29, Articulate reached their $10,000 funding goal in four measly days! The brand began in 2013 with a line of men’s wallets, and is now expanding to women’s clutches. The kicker though (no pun intended), is that these clutches can be carried as a shoulder bag, half & half strap or a wristlet, too. Part of Articulate‘s mission was to create a way to carry your essentials without the bulk, via a minimalist design that makes it easier to quickly find whqt you need, without digging around the clutter.
RFID is the technology that allows someone to hover a credit card, passport, or similar payment or identification item over an electronic terminal instead of the traditional swiping method. While convenient, it also opens the doors to a myriad of ways for hackers to steal your information. I feel like I’ve heard of other companies jumping at the chance to create bags or wallets to protect against this looming breach of personal security, but Articulate seems to be the only one that’s really stepped up to the plate in terms of addressing the desire to look good while staying safe! These little clutches sure are cute.
With a donation of only $35, one of these pretty little wallets can be yours. After the November 22nd funding date, they will still be very affordable at $45, but wouldn’t it be more fun to carry one around, knowing you contributed to the project before its official release?
Contribute to Articulate’s Kickstarter fund and secure one of these little bags for yourself right here!