We have reviewed many Silent Pocket products before on our website and there is very good reason for that, simply put – personal privacy is paramount in our digital age. For the unaccustomed, Silent Pocket, uses proprietary wireless shielding technology embedded into everyday products to protect individuals from identity theft and having their personal details made public, therefore risking your anonymity. As their line up continues to grow with everything from passport wallets to dry bags, their new Faraday Laptop Sleeve seeks to protect one of the most commonly used products and gateway to your own privacy, your personal laptop.
Most people keep valuable personal data on their laptops, often thinking that because it has first level defense in the form of a password, that their information is safe. In fact, recent data suggests that almost $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion and 13.1 million victims a year earlier (2017 Identity Fraud Study) and has been steadily rising. Even scarier is that 32% of that number succumb to credit card fraud, and in the world of Internet banking, it would be naive to assume that most daily banking transactions don’t take place on one’s personal computer.
Silent Pocket’s Faraday Laptop Sleeve wants to bring an extra layer of protection to this valuable piece of personal computing technology with their durable woven nylon sleeve that includes their internal patented radio frequency (RF) Faraday cage that can essentially take you off the grid when your laptop is stored inside. The versatile and water-resistant sleeve essentially blocks all wireless signals, cellular, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID and NFC up to industry leading 100+ dB (decibels).
Designed for a 15-inch laptop, the interlocking Faraday cage features two internal sides, one which blocks all incoming and outgoing signal transmissions to your device, in particular Wi-Fi (2.4 – 5 GHz), Bluetooth (2.4 GHz) and GPS (1-2 GHz); and the second non-metallic pocket only shields against RFID and NFC in 13.56 MHz protecting your information being wirelessly lifted (commonly referred to as skimmed, scanned or hacked) while traveling. Also, of note, is that the sleeve shields against EMR radiation and static shock.
After using the sleeve this past month, it is reassuring to know that by using this product you are giving yourself an extra line of defense against would be identity and personal data thieves’. While it may not be fool proof, it is a smart investment if you care about protecting yourself in the digital age.
Silent Pocket, have a proven track record when it comes to creating simple and effective solutions to better protect consumers from threats on an individuals’ privacy. It is our privacy that helps us maintain our autonomy and individuality. We define ourselves by exercising power over our private information, so take some extra steps to protect yourself and check out these and other products by Silent Pocket.
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