Consolidate your credit cards into one “master” card
Digital leaders like Google are trying to replace your wallet with a virtual version, but the start-up Coin is just trying to clean up the Costanza wallets of the world with a programmable digital card. Using it won’t cause Gollum to come after you and it won’t make you invisible upon use, but it will help to alleviate that bulge in your pants. Heyyy-ooooooooo.
Coin is about the size of a credit card and can be programmed to store up to 8 different types of cards such as debit, credit, gift, loyalty, and/or membership cards. It can be used to make purchases anywhere cards are accepted within the U.S., and comes equipped with an adapter and companion app so that you can easily switch out information.
What I love about the product is that it isn’t trying to completely alter how we currently pay for products and services. Merchants don’t have to purchase new readers and we can continue to swipe our hard-earned funds away. Here’s a breakdown of the card’s features:
- Store up to 8 different types of cards
- Comes with an adapter and mobile app for card management (iOS and Android support)
- Can be used anywhere cards are accepted, including dip-style readers and ATMs (U.S. Only; limited international functionality)
- Same size as a typical credit card
- Only displays the last 4 digits of the card, expiration date, and the CVV
- 128-bit or 256-bit encryption on the servers, mobile apps and card
- Security feature will alert you when card is left behind and can be programmed to deactivate after a set amount of time.