The THOR™ RFID Shield - Precision Copper Construction
It’s time to bring down the hammer on identity thieves!™ Precision machined in the USA from 99.9% pure copper, the THOR™ RFID Antenna Shield is designed to help provide real RFID protection for the smart cards in your pocket (or purse) and help prevent skimming. This includes not only credit cards, but transit passes, hotel keys, drivers licences and more.
THOR™ RFID SHIELD - New STEALTH Edition!
Front of the THOR™ RFID Shield - Stealth Edition pictured with our full grain leather card holder.
Stealth version is the same as the original THOR RFID shield with the exception of no patina process in the machined text and features.
Copper THOR RFID Shield- New Stealth Edition
Machining of Copper | Texturize | Protective Spray Applied
Cost $14.99 / Each
Back of THOR™ RFID Shield - Stealth Edition showing the engraved text without patina
THOR™ RFID SHIELD - Original
Front of the THOR™ RFID Shield pictured with the Viper™ Titanium Money Clip
For full disclosure - we engineered this solution in response to those asking for RFID protection. Our intent is not to "scare" anyone into buying our solution and to be perfectly honest we are on the fence as to whether or not RFID skimming is even something to really concern ourselves with or not. For those who want a working system that helps defend against skimming - then look no further!
Back of the THOR™ RFID Shield
Why copper? One reason. Copper is one of the very best materials for RFID shielding - period. One of the key attributes is coppers exceptional conductivity. Ironically, copper is also a pretty terrible for a money clip, which is why we stick to titanium for performance. In fact be careful not to play around and flex your Thor shield because you can cause it to work harden. Thor is designed to be used against flat cards or slipped into a card slot in your wallet.
HOW IT WORKS:
Many credit cards and drivers licenses have microchips, but do not have batteries, yet they still can transmit data over through the air. How is that possible? When the radio frequency waves from an RFID scanner reach the wave collecting antenna on a smart card it creates a small amount of electricity that powers up the microchip. Once the microchip has power, it starts sending your data out to RFID listening device(s).
To stop the microchip from sending data when you don’t want it to the THOR™ RFID Antenna Shield simply “pulls the plug” on the microchip by helping to block the RF waves from being used by the antenna on the card and preventing the microchip from powering up. Watch our video to see this in action.
Because each shield is made using a single plate of copper, multiple credit cards and your driver’s license can be “sandwiched” between two plates to help shield from both sides. From our testing you can sandwich approximately 6 cards between two plates and achieve excellent protection. If you have more cards than you can use a third shield in the middle to add protection to another 6 cards. You can think of Thor as almost an RFID "magnet" that captures the waves and does not let them reach the antenna. By designing THOR™ to be as slim as possible it hardly adds any thickness to your cards.
One THOR RFID card will provide some good protection from a straight on scan (line of sight). For maximum protection use:
3 to 6 credit/smart cards – USE 2 THOR SHIELDS (on the outside)
7 to 12 credit/smart cards – USE 3 THOR SHIELDS (max 6 cards between shields and no cards on outside)
13 to 18 credit cards – USE 4 THOR SHIELDS (max 6 cards between shields and no cards on outside)
Width - just slightly smaller than a credit card (2.120")
Length - just slightly smaller than a credit card (3.370")
Thickness - approx. 1/2 the thickness of a credit card (2 THOR SHIELDS = APPROX. THICKNESS OF 1 CREDIT CARD)
Copper THOR RFID Shield
Machining of Copper | Patina Process to Darken Design | Texturize | Protective Spray Applied
Cost $14.99 / Each
TRY USING THE THOR RFID SHIELD IN ONE OF THESE TITANIUM MONEY CLIPS:
Copper naturally gets a patina and we have done accelerated aging to darken the machined pattern and then applied a spray to increase the amount of time for the rest of the card to patina. It will still age over time and build character.
Because THOR™ not only shields, but in affect absorbs the radio frequency energy waves, it works fairly well even when the card is on the opposite side of the shield as long as it is in close contact with the card. You can see this non-obvious functionality in our video. It seems to work fairly well with a single card on the outside. That being said, it is best to carry the cards "sandwiched" between two plates for maximum protection.
If you have any questions please let us know. This is a brand new product for us, so there may be questions we have not answered or just as important a way to make Thor work even better for you.
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