Presto Wallet bills itself as both a wallet that offers easy access to credit cards but will also protect them from RFID scanners that could steal your data. Presto Wallet is said to be able to hold 16 cards and touted as stylish and compact, and fits in small bags, clutches, and pockets.
What is so great about Presto Wallet that will keep my credit cards organized and protected?
Presto Wallet is a wallet that comes in Red, Black, or Brown and has a zipper on the top; its dimensions is not listed and customer service had no further information but Presto Wallet insists the design is compact.
When you open the Presto Wallet zipper, they instruct you to reach in and pull up the center piece, which unfurls and holds 8 credit cards per side. They promise this makes it easy to organize and the piece is securely fastened so it won’t come spilling out.
Presto Wallet is said to have a clear plastic window for your driver’s license and handily fits in purses or pockets. In addition, they claim that when closed, Presto Wallet contains RFID blocking technology that will prevent thieves from stealing your information.
How much does it cost for a Presto Wallet with RFID protection?
Presto Wallet lists the price as $10 with a “buy one get one” offer; however, in the fine print they list a $4.99 shipping and handling charge for each wallet, making the real total $19.98 for 2.
Presto Wallet comes with a 30-day money back guarantee minus those shipping and handling fees and what it costs to send them back. If you need to reach Presto Wallet Customer Service, you can call (866) 322-5547.
Bottom Line: Is Presto Wallet a great way to organize my credit cards and keep myself safe from RFID scanners?
Maybe. However, there are a few things we’d like to point out. First, while it is technically possible for your data to be stolen without you knowing it by a thief using a RFID scanner hidden in a briefcase, the reality is much less scary.
According to experts, outside of a few demonstrations, there is no evidence of any RFID fraud having occurred ever. This is partly because this type of scanning works best if there is only 1 card in the wallet, otherwise it’s just a jumble of numbers.
In addition we’d like to point out that Consumer Reports tested a bunch of popular RFID blocking protection sleeves and found that a simple piece of aluminum foil worked as good as 8 of them.
In other words, the main benefit from Presto Wallet would be that it allegedly holds credit cards in a more organized fashion. Working against it is the fact that you have to buy 2.
We say if you are already happy with your existing wallet, don’t go rushing out and buying Presto Wallet. If you’re paranoid about someone scanning your wallet, take the tin foil off of your hat… and put it in your credit card holder.
If you are in need of a new wallet, you may want to give Presto Wallet a try. However, here’s a little secret they don’t want you to know: Presto Wallet, like most “As Seen On TV” products actually make most of their sales via retailers like CVS, Walgreens, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, etc. Presto Wallet will likely appear in the aisles there in a month or so without the hidden shipping fees or long wait times and if it’s a piece of crap you can take it back in person for a no-hassle return.
We hope this helps you make a decision about Presto Wallet – let us know your experience with it below!