I think I found the next big thing. More like it found me. I was on Facebook the other day when a promoted Facebook ad straight in my newsfeed caught my attention. I clicked. I was directed to a sleek clean site with a video. They have a very clean and modern website that is designed to drive sales and not get in the way of itself. The video is what sold it to me. Short and to the point they hit all the right cool factors and explanations I needed to make a decision to purchase. They have all the right technology for me: Bluetooth LTE, Cardswipe to load cards on my phone, the app on my phone, etc. They also have the right amount of humor sprinkled throughout their website (check out the FAQ’s and find the cooking question). But what exactly am I talking about? It’s called Coin and it’s pretty unique.
Coin takes the place of the 15 cards in your pocket. The difference between Coin and all the other cards you have is that Coin holds all your cards in one. You simply decide what card you want to use to pay, select it on your Coin, and swipe away. We’re not talking simple credit or debit cards either. Coin also holds membership cards, loyalty cards, gift cards, etc. I mean, how many cards do you have in your wallet right now? Imagine just one. How does it know which card to act as when you get to the checkout? It has an integrated display that shows the last 4 digits of a card number, expiration, and CVV so you can know which card you are using and select the correct one.
How does it work? Well, there is a mobile app now developed for iOS and Android (no doubt availability will grow with demand). You download the app and use that to manage your Coin card. Through the app, you can upload an unlimited number of cards. You then use a provided dongle device to transfer them onto your physical Coin. The Coin itself can hold up to 8 cards at a time, and with the app –you can switch them out at any time. Once you have them on your Coin, you can cycle through them with a simple button press.
Since it’s linked so well with your phone, they have an added feature that sends an alert to your phone if your phone is separated from your Coin. So, if you forget to grab your Coin after paying at a restaurant or if you leave it sitting at the register after using it at a store, you will be notified right away. You can also deactivate the Coin if necessary if stolen.
When can you get your hands on one of these? It’s due to hit the market in 2014 for $100 each. However, you can pre-order now and buy your Coin for only $50.
Click Here if you’d like your Coin for half the price.
You should probably be quick though, they’re moving quick and after the pre-order phase the price goes back up to $100.
You can find more information on their website: OnlyCoin.com