dealssecure sleeve for passports ( idsh1002-001 ) for…

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Saw something about these on the news one day. A very good thing to have while traveling to keep your passport safe.

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I travel a lot overseas. I just got my new passport, and I plan on getting one of these to protect it.

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Uh oh, I have a new passport. Do I really need one of these?

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I'm told it depends on the strength of the skimmer as well as the frequency of the RFID as I've seen some RFID's still scan through aluminum foil as well as these types of sleeves.

For the most part, you should be safe if your using it for a passport though.

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Do they make hats and/or jumpsuits?

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How much is shipping?

BTW, the passport cover performs a bit of shielding when it is closed, so this may not be needed. The passport card actually comes with a sleeve, because it is indeed needed.

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@00woot: I looked at a 5 pack of credit card shields and shipping was around $5...sure seems a lot for something you should put in an envelope.

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@mohicus: The shipping needs to be more than an envelope, so that it isn't damaged (and harmed in its usefulness) while in transit.

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Or use your microwave or a towel/hammer combination to do away with the pesky things entirely. Your call.

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@fenderdaw: my first instinct was the correct one. Towel/hammer is the only way to go.

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When the electronic US passport was announced, many commenters expressed fear that their personal information would be skimmed; the State Department responded by adding metal to the cover so that the chip could only be read when the cover is open. That being the case, I would consider this sleeve a waste of money for a US passport (other countries' documents may be different).

"The Department is using an embedded metallic element in our passports. One of the simplest measures for preventing unauthorized reading of e-passports is to add RF blocking material to the cover of an e-passport. Before such a passport can be read, it has to be physically opened. It is a simple and effective method for reducing the opportunity for unauthorized reading of the passport at times when the holder does not expect it." (http://travel.state.gov/passport/eppt/eppt_2788.html#Twelve)

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Based on the color of your triangle I assume you are still an active deals.woot user.

Please go thru your old post and delete what is no longer active deals so the staff doesn't have to. There are over 2000 pages of deals from the year 2010 alone. If you need help to do this here is how: click on the tab with your name on it (it will list all your deals) all you do is hover on the deal and you will get the option to expire in the lower right corner-click it, then it will ask you to confirm and click yes.

Thank you.