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A fee-free credit card from Apple and Goldman Sachs. Built into the Apple Wallet app, it simplifies use and tracking with weekly and monthly spending summaries, a range of payment options to reduce interest and more. It will also have a slick, titanium physical card.
Like Coin and Plastc, Swyp can take the place of most payment cards. Its app can store lots of card data, while the card itself can store up to 25 cards at a time. Best of all, it has both an EMV chip and a magnetic stripe. More here.
Plastc works a lot like Coin – you swipe your debit, credit and other cards to your phone using the bundled card reader and Plastc will stand in for all of them. Unlike Coin, Plastc is rechargeable and has a big E-ink display.
Paris-based artist Dimitri Tsykalov has a very cool collection of knit credit card art. When displayed in a gallery, the still-attached balls of yarn are placed on the floor to mimic the unraveling of financial markets around the globe.
Like Coin and Wocket, the Loop CampusWallet is a case for the iPhone 5/5S that can stand in for your credit card and other cards. The case works with the magnetic stripe payment terminals used in stores. It’s also a battery.
If you’re wondering if the much-anticipated Coin electronic payment card is as easy to use as it looks in its commercial, see for yourself. Coin CEO and co-founder Kanishk Parashar demonstrates how the card works.
Coin stores the info of all that plastic bulging your wallet in one card. Simply add cards with the Coin app and card reader, then swipe like you would with a regular payment card and take comfort in knowing that Coin will warn you if it’s left behind.