Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Danny Rosenberg
Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry. Instead of carrying several cards in your wallet, you can now carry one Coin.
Take a look inside your wallet. How many different plastic cards do you have? Eight? Ten? You’ve got credit cards, debit cards, rewards cards…on and on. You don’t use most of them, and they make the process of finding the right card in your wallet like flipping through a Rolodex. But soon you will be able to put the information from all your cards; the numbers, strips, and names, onto a single card, called a Coin. It’s an idea so intuitive, you have to wonder why no one else has done it.
There is a lot of buzz around Coin. You can pre-order now and you will (supposedly) have your Coin in the mail Summer 2014. It remains to be seen if Coin will perform as promised, as it doesn’t really exist yet. At this point Coin is little more than a slick idea and a prototype. Your pre-orders are funding production. So, should you put your faith in Coin? I say, hop on the bandwagon–looks like it will be a steady ride.
The Coin advertisement speaks for itself: