Luxury Technology Show: iWallet Biometric Protection (hands-on)

Written by Gina Smith

At the Luxury Technology Show in New York City, our Alfred Poor checked out iWallet, a biometrically secure wallet that looks good, too. Analysis, video. — At the Luxury Technology Show in New York City, I checked out iWallet. The firm offers a high-tech way for you to hide such valuable items as your credit card.

These folks make one handsome wallet. It’s made from either aluminum or carbon fiber. And it locks securely to keep your credit cards and cash safe. And it’s biometrically secure. Only you can open it because it uses a fingerprint scanner to release the lock.

Future iWallet models will include Bluetooth tethering to prevent you from walking away and forgetting your wallet, execs told me. The firm also plans to make a version large enough to hold a passport.

If there’s a weakness in the system, it’s that iWallet only remembers one fingerprint at a time. So if you injure that finger, you’ll need to plug the wallet into your computer using a USB cable and connect with the iWallet service to regain access to the contents. But the odds of that happening do seem somewhat remote.

Find out more about this new product in the below aNewDomainTV video interview that I conducted with iWallet reps at the Luxury Technology Show in New York City …

Video: Alfred Poor for aNewDomain/shooter Al Green and exec producer Justin Webb for aNewDomainTV

For, I’m Alfred Poor.

Based in bucolic Bucks County PA, Alfred Poor is a senior technologist here at A 30-year tech journalism vet, he’s internationally renowned for his coverage of displays. He is easily distracted by shiny, sparkly gadgets and that’s why he is covering consumer tech for us, too. Contact Alfred at, follow him @AlfredPoor and find the +Alfred Poor Google+ stream here. Alfred also is a professional speaker, a bluegrass musician and a sailor. Check out his LinkedIn profile for more.

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