Amsterdam-based company Ekster is reiterating its status as the undisputed leader in smart wallet innovation and design with the introduction of a new range of voice-activated wallets whose high-tech features include ultra-precise GPS tracking, solar-powered batteries and RFID-blocking, all available in a range of handcrafted leather designs that cater to every style perspective and function.
Wallets are among the most ubiquitous and universally-owned accessories around, but their evolution has been stagnant for some time, an issue which Ekster continues to solve with the introduction of its third-generation line of wallets.
If you're a tech-savvy consumer who has grown used to utilizing Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice commands, you'll be delighted to learn that those smart speakers and their companion apps can now be leveraged to locate your wallet. Your voice assistant program can make your wallet ring or let you know where it was last seen on a map display. The extraordinarily accurate tracking capabilities of the Ekster 3.0 smart wallets are made possible thanks to the use of technology sourced from Bluetooth innovators Chipolo, who are famous for their tracking devices that combine slim payloads with ultra-wide connectivity and range.
What's more, the magnificent tracking capabilities and other high-tech features of the Ekster 3.0 smart wallets can be relied on with little maintenance thanks to solar charging capabilities which guarantee around two months of worldwide tracking with only three hours of charging time.
There's no question that technological advances have made our lives easier in an assortment of ways, but they have also introduced new security concerns, an example of which is the hacking of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags found on credit cards. The Ekster 3.0 wallets defend against this using a sleek aluminum cardholder that acts as a force-field against nefarious data thieves.
However, this futuristic technology doesn't interfere with the Ekster 3.0 products' foundational functions as wallets. Indeed, these smart wallets can comfortably fit up to 12 cards, with users able to enjoy instant access to up to half of them using a simple click button. Meanwhile, the traditional aesthetic of wallets is preserved thanks to the use of gorgeously supple and durable leather sourced from tanneries certified 'gold' by the Leather Working Group organization.
What marks the Ekster 3.0 range out as such a genius line of products is the fact that the embedded technologies work flawlessly and autonomously with practically no user intervention required, meaning they're not intimidating to use for people who aren't tech-savvy. The infusion of security, tracking and voice-activation technologies into these smart wallets is achieved subtly, meaning the timeless aesthetic and the familiar functionality of wallets are not hampered, but are rather enhanced.