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

Mind-blowing gadgets for your bedroom

Mind-blowing gadgets for your bedroom

We all love a good gadget to add to our bedroom. There’s nothing better than that feeling when you wake up in the morning and just admire it. The trouble is, it’s hard to know what you really need. Sure,..
DeerTV review: A weatherproof outdoor TV enclosure you can rely on

DeerTV review: A weatherproof outdoor TV enclosure you can rely on

Outdoor TVs have been trending for quite a while now. From backyards to patios and bars to music events, outdoor TVs make outdoor entertainment more immersive and fun than ever. But how can you keep your TV safe from the..
WWDC 2024: Apple Intelligence, Genmoji, Math Notes & more

WWDC 2024: Apple Intelligence, Genmoji, Math Notes & more

Welcome to our coverage of Apple’s highly anticipated WWDC keynote 2024. Today, the tech giant unveiled its annual updates to Apple’s tech platform, including iPadOS, macOS, WatchOS, iOS, and others. But Apple also had some new software and features to..
Audi active coach: How to achieve stress-free driving

Audi active coach: How to achieve stress-free driving

If your heart races when you approach busy intersections or drive side-by-side with large trucks, you’re not alone. Recent studies show that certain situational factors can increase stress levels. Add to that the everyday work stress, and you’ll get a..
Coolest golf gadgets and accessories that will enhance your game

Coolest golf gadgets and accessories that will enhance your game

Golf requires skill, technique, and patience. But, thanks to tech, there are now a variety of gadgets and accessories that can improve your game and make your time on the green even more enjoyable. And they’re some of the coolest..
20 Unique product designs you’ll love in 2024

20 Unique product designs you’ll love in 2024

As someone who’s always on the lookout for the next big thing in innovation, I can’t wait to share with you the 20 unique product designs you’ll love in 2024. From sleek tech gadgets to sustainable household items, these products..