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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2006, 03:45:16 am »

Both my wife and I need to renew our passports.  I have understood that children now need their own passports too.  What a PITA

The "hole" has been blocked up (by my reading, renewing a passport requires you be 16+ at the time of the original photo's renewal) but I remember a story about someone travelling with a passport issued to someone else of the same age when they were very young (like 2 or 3) -- basically same skin and hair color was all that could be matched. I thought it was fairly amusing/creative/smart.
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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2006, 11:58:09 am »

Could you place your RFID cards in one of those brass business card cases?  I just got one for free at the flea market and was wondering about that.

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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2007, 09:41:11 am »

I was thinking the same thing about a passport. It could be put into a cover/case of some kind, which just happens to block the signal.
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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2007, 01:19:04 pm »

http://www.difrwear.com/products.shtml

I believe the passport case is $15
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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2007, 09:55:12 am »

The passport has it's own RFID shield built into the covers.  As long as it is closed, it can't be read.

Also, if you were to drop a hammer on your passport and crack that chip, it won't be able to transmit at all, and your passport is still valid, although traveling with it might put you under greater scrutiny, nor does it prohibit the ability of the face recognition systems.
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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2007, 05:58:48 pm »

Also, if you were to drop a hammer on your passport and crack that chip, it won't be able to transmit at all, and your passport is still valid, although traveling with it might put you under greater scrutiny, nor does it prohibit the ability of the face recognition systems.

I am so clumsy.
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dogsledder54

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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2007, 12:43:43 pm »

thinkgeek.com has RFID blocking wallets and passport covers
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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2007, 07:05:08 pm »

Also, if you were to drop a hammer on your passport and crack that chip, it won't be able to transmit at all, and your passport is still valid, although traveling with it might put you under greater scrutiny, nor does it prohibit the ability of the face recognition systems.

I am so clumsy.

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vonuvan

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Re: RFID Blocking Wallet
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2008, 05:41:45 pm »

I made one of these this morning just for giggles (I dont have anything that goes into my wallet with RFID, so giggles is all its good for) but it was very easy to do, and makes a halfway decent wallet.

However, it would probably be easier and less tin-foil-hat to make a "card cozy" out of foil and duct tape for your individual cards.

It would be easier still to get a small ballpeen hammer and learn to use it to shatter the chip without marring the card.
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