Tech Talk: The smart card to replace all your other cards

(WJBK) - Everyone knows of "The George Costanza" wallet... the one that is jammed so full it's about to break.  The Stratos Card aims to fix this.  The card can be described as a "smart" card: one that can be loaded up with your credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and even membership cards.  

The technology is simple and easy to use: you scan your cards into your phone, which then Bluetooth connects to the smart card which you will keep in your wallet.  Using your phone, you select which card you want to use and wallah! there it is.  Think of all the space you'll save in your wallet only needing one piece of plastic instead of a dozen.

The card has bank level security when linking your cards to the Stratos card, and considering your card numbers aren't listed on the Stratos card itself, there is a case to be made that the card is more secure than the regular credit cards themselves!  In the future the company plans to include a finger print sensor on the card for an added level of protection.

The Ann Arbor based company is the first of its kind to get a product like this to market.  The annual cost of the card is $95.

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