Ashley MacInnis: The Frenzied Fashionista


Keep Your Cash (and Style Sense) with Theft Busting Wallet

When Style And Technology Meet, Awesome Things Happen

Articulate Clutch YMC

If there are two things I can’t live without (aside from my family and coffee), they are easily style and technology. I’m lucky enough to be able to marry two of my loves – style, and (you guessed it!) technology – by writing this here blog and working for an HR tech company. I often come across neat products in my line of work, and this pretty clutch was one such find. And now, thanks to Articulate, I can marry the two again… and protect myself from credit card theft and fraud. Intrigued? I sure was!

This Mom's Credit Card Information Was Stolen Wirelessly and She Had No Idea

The (super stylish) Articulate Clutch is now available for pre-order, boasting an elegant, minimalist design, awesome functionality, interchangeability and RFID blocking. And, if you’re all WTF is RFID? the good news is I can break that down for you.

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification – the nifty technology that allows you to simply wave your credit or debit card to complete your purchases, instead of the old swipe and sign or swipe and enter pin actions of yesteryear. We all know that with every great technological advance comes new opportunities for criminals to ruin what should be an awesome thing. Frighteningly, criminals with even minimal technical skills have created devices that mimic the action of the grocery store’s credit card scanner… and they can steal your card information just by standing next to you.

Articulate has embedded a special material into the design of their beautiful clutches that blocks the signal that our new credit and debit cards send off. This material helps you protect yourself from the theft, without sacrificing the look, functionality or the affordability of the product. In short: GENIUS. Unsurprisingly, I'm not the only person who thinks so: their Kickstarter campaign raised over $60,000 - six times its $10,000 goal!

The Style Essential Everyone Should Wear On A Daily Basis

Each clutch can be used as a wallet or wristlet or you can clip on a chain strap or the adjustable half leather, half chain strap – something for every occasion – and you can snag one of these amazing clutches for only $38, choosing from aqua, yellow, red, blue, black or beige. Better yet? You can also grab one for the Dapper Daddy (or other awesome Dude in your life) since Articulate first used their RFID-blocking technology in men’s wallets.

The Articulate Clutch also boasts vertical card slots to help you remove your cards with ease, a bill fold designed to fit all currency and an independent section which fits almost all smartphones. It’s a streamlined clutch with all the functionality you need and exactly none of the bulk. You best believe I’m ordering one.

What do you think of the way tech and style are blending together?