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Swap the swipe of your card with the swipe of your sleeve

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We’re all no stranger to smart technology and materials weaving their way into clothing these days, GPS devices, headphones, batteries are just to name a few. However, this genius collaboration between design and technology might excite you slightly more.

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Swap the swipe of your card with the swipe of your sleeve

  1. 1. We’re all no stranger to smart technology and materials weaving their way into clothing these days, GPS devices, headphones, batteries are just to name a few. However, this genius collaboration between design and technology might excite you slightly more. Collaboration between fashionable men’s clothing brand Lyle & Scott and the bank Barclays has seen contactless payment reaching a whole new level of convenience for its user. The swipe of a card has now been replaced with the swipe of a sleeve. What’s this all about?
  2. 2. Budding Partnership The cuff of the jackets contains the same chip found in contactless cards made by Barclay’s system bPay and allows users to use this “digital wallet” for anything costing £30 or under at over 300,000 locations across the UK. Although this budding partnership may be deemed as somewhat surprising, it is highly probable the concept will become the next prodigy within the fashion market. This invention makes contactless payments even more stylish and is the next alternative and affordable gismo after the desirable apple watch.
  3. 3. Contactless Pay For those who don’t appreciate the style of Lyle and Scott or the idea of only being able to use it when wearing the garment, bPay are also cashing in on a transferable sticker option suitable for objects such as phones and key fobs. This concept being more affordable than the £150 jacket may reap higher rates of success.
  4. 4. Handycase This new case for Apple iPad and iPhone, effectively makes your device see through and controllable from behind. The case will allow users the capability to tap and swipe their mobile device from the rear via an attached case by magically seeing their hands through the screen. “The Handycase was developed as a useful, ergonomic tool to access multiple touch points on a mobile device from the back panel. The smart case allows for one or two handed interaction with games, maps and other next generation applications,” explains one of the creators of the device. The case comes in various sizes to support iPad, iPhone and some Android devices that can connect via Bluetooth LE.
  5. 5. Product Launch The product launch followed soon after the UK announced the contactless payment limit has been raised from £20 to £30. In the Lyle and Scott coat, all it takes is for the lift of a cuff for this to be activated. Although there are still critics claiming that contactless is still an insecure way to pay, the promotional buzz and novelty value in conjunction with the fashionable styling of jacket will not stop the tech- savvy users from trying this new innovation.
  6. 6. So what now? Have we caught your interest yet? To read the full article all you have to do is head on over to our website or click the link below! Swap the swipe of your card with the swipe of your sleeve. Contactless just got contact- lesser

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