Meet the Ring That Will Replace Your Wallet

Meet the Ring That Will Replace Your Wallet

One day, you won’t have to type “ShinyUnicorn1234” to access your email. Your computer will simply recognize your face. Likewise, your front door will unlock automatically. Even when you visit the mall, you will be able to pay for things without lining up at the checkout. Until that time arrives, Token looks like the next big thing. This ring may soon replace your wallet, your keys and all your internet passwords.

– Biometric technology allows you to check in and pay in stores securely

– Chicago, Salt Lake City, Miami, and Philadelphia go live this year, New York later

– Integrates with many NFC devices; battery life of around 2 weeks

Replace Your Wallet

You have probably read about stuff like this before. The difference is, Token looks set to come true. With state-of-the-art technology on board and some key launch partners, this ring could spark a revolution.

replace your wallet 04

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take a closer look. Token is a fairly chunky metallic ring with no outstanding visual features. You probably wouldn’t wear it for the sake of fashion, put it that way. That said, the design is contemporary and clean.

replace your wallet 07

Before you put on the ring, you need to pass the security check. On the inside of the ring, there is a fingerprint sensor. Once you have confirmed your identity, the ring is enabled. If anyone tries to remove it from your finger, a light sensor picks up the movement and locks down the system.

replace your wallet 06

Once Token is primed, you can safely leave your valuables at home. The folks behind Token are working with Visa and Mastercard, so you can use the ring instead of credit cards. It can also replace your wireless car key, or your HID card at the office.

[tweet_box]This ring may soon replace your wallet, your keys and all your internet passwords[/tweet_box]

replace your wallet 03

In addition, Token works with smart door locks and NFC-enabled devices, such as smartphones. Finally, you can use the ring to log in to online accounts via all major browsers. Team Token has actually worked with Microsoft for seamless Windows 10 integration.

replace your wallet 02

Shoulda Put a Ring on It

To make all this happen, Token is crammed with technology.

You don’t need an account to use the ring, because your details are stored on an EAL5+ certified secure element. In fact, Token is completely decentralized.

replace your wallet 01

The ring interacts via Bluetooth and NFC, and the battery lasts around two weeks on average. Token is made from sterling silver. It is completely waterproof, and there are seven sizes to choose from. If the standard brushed metal look doesn’t float your boat, you can upgrade to a Black Rhodium or 14k Rose Gold finish.

“Token is the one place where all of your digital keys live — credit cards, house keys, website credentials, transit cards, car keys, your access badge — these are all artifacts you use to prove who you are. We built a secure environment for these artifacts to live on from a combination of asymmetric cryptography, biometrics, and a secure element.” — Token on Medium

replace your wallet 05

What We ❤️

An astonishingly simple way to pay and log in. Even the battery life is impressive.

Room for Improvement

Until this ring works at every payment terminal and check-in, you still have to carry your wallet.

Availability

Token is available to pre-order now, priced at $249. Pre-orders should ship in December, and the ring will initially work in Chicago, Salt Lake City, Miami, and Philadelphia. The full release is scheduled for spring 2018, with more cities supported from then onwards.

Would you invest in Token? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
Join the Discussion

You Might Also Like

10 Portable speakers to add to your on-the-go party setup

10 Portable speakers to add to your on-the-go party setup

Hosting a backyard BBQ? Maybe you want to jazz up picnics in the park with your group. Either way, these portable speakers for parties are the answer. Compact and equipped with things like LED light shows and wireless mics, they..
The Series X Gorilla mechanical watch adds power and wisdom to your style

The Series X Gorilla mechanical watch adds power and wisdom to your style

Look cool when you wear the CIGA Design Mechanical Watch Series X Gorilla. This cyberpunk mechanical watch flaunts a hollow design, displaying the spinning gears and springs. You don’t wear a watch to tell the time—your phone can do that...
The best digital displays for showcasing your favorite NFTs and creative art

The best digital displays for showcasing your favorite NFTs and creative art

Own some NFTs and want to display them? Maybe those photos of your desert trek are too good to keep on your phone. Then it would help if you had one (or more) of the best digital displays for showcasing..
The best health gadgets to accurately track your body metrics

The best health gadgets to accurately track your body metrics

Want to live your healthiest life? Fitness trackers and health-monitoring devices make attaining a fit body more doable. The best health-tracking gadgets go way beyond counting steps and calories. They give actual data on body composition, hydration levels, and much..
Elevate your training—without adding more weights—with this non-varying resistance system

Elevate your training—without adding more weights—with this non-varying resistance system

Get more benefits from your training sessions with the NV Rack. This system relies on non-varying resistance, increasing the acceleration of your movements instead of adding weight for safer, more effective workouts. Looking to supercharge your fitness program while staying..
The best garden gadgets to buy for your home in 2022

The best garden gadgets to buy for your home in 2022

Do you pamper your vegetable garden and flower beds like they’re your children? Maybe you don’t have a yard but would love some indoor plants. No matter what garden you grow, today’s digest has the products to improve it. We’re..