This past Sunday at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Visa revealed payment sunglasses – which are sunglasses with a built-in NFC [near field communications] chip, connected to a re-loadable, pre-paid card. They can be used on any contactless payment reader.
There’s no need for battery power either – the chip draws that from the reader! All you have to do is take off your sunglasses and tap.
What happens if you lose your sunglasses? You’ll have to contact the credit card and cancel the card.
Visa has no plans to expand the payment sunglasses program beyond the pilot in Australia right now.
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