DressCode ships contactless shirt

DressCode ships contactless shirt

UK-based DressCode has released the ultimate in geek chic, a tailored shirt with a contactless chip installed in the cuff.

The contactless payment module within the CashCuff shirt is controlled via an online app, enabling users to allocate specific amounts of money to the virtual credit card, monitor the usage and switch the chip on/off at will.

The removable chip is waterproof and can withstand the temperatures of washing, says DressCode.

"With a CashCuff shirt customers have one less thing to worry about, they have money available on-demand, no wallet...no phone...no problem," says the company in a Website promo. "It’s perfect, going about your daily routine safe in the knowledge that you have cash on hand whenever you need it."

Comments: (9)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 13 November, 2019, 09:25Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Gimmick! Would I be confident going out with that and nothing else? No!

Pure marketing ... 

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 13 November, 2019, 09:372 likes 2 likes

Neither would I.... I'd want trousers on too...

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 13 November, 2019, 12:51Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

The term 'wearables' has been in use for a decade, but this is closest to its meaning. And, no - it's not a gimmick: clothing is a more realistic and practical path than skin-implanted chips. Beyond payment, the application use cases are endless (e.g. I hate pulling out my plastic-card pass at every door in our office, especially when my hands are busy with laptop + coffee + sandwitch :(  Same in public transport and many more potential applicatios - use your imagination :)

Robin Setty
Robin Setty - ACI Worldwide (EMEA) Limited - Watford 14 November, 2019, 12:09Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

But would you really want to have to wear your NFC embedded shirt every day you were in the office?  When you're stuck in the stairwell with you laptop, coffee and sandwich but unable to get to your meeting on the floor above - all because today was a dress-down day and you wore a bog-standard t-shirt - you'd rue the day you ever set sight on one of these NFC shirts!  Maybe NFC underrpants would be safer.  Or maybe just stick with a smartwatch or ring.

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 14 November, 2019, 15:41Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

> "But would you really want to have to wear your NFC embedded shirt every day you were in the office?.."

Who said you can/must have only one? It's a cheap NFC tag (intelligence is in the phone app) and one can have many, in each shirt if needed :) ))

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 14 November, 2019, 16:391 like 1 like

"cheap" - its £135 unless I misread....

Vladimir Dimitroff
Vladimir Dimitroff - Synpulse UK Ltd - London 14 November, 2019, 16:43Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

> "cheap  " - its £135 unless I misread....

That's for the fashion, not for the tech :) ))

 

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 14 November, 2019, 16:47Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

They are selling the fashion not the tech? I only saw the shirts/cuff for sale not the nfc tag??

Vladimir Dimitroff
Vladimir Dimitroff - Synpulse UK Ltd - London 14 November, 2019, 16:57Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

I think we went too far in this (somewhat less than enlightened) discussion. The point was just that new forms of wearable technology will keep appearing and user adoption (not online discussions here) will decide which of them will be forgottena nd which ones will last.

As to payments (the topic in the article) it's just one of too many use cases for wearable tech. Again, we are yet to see more of those coming, and time will show which applications have a sustainable future.

Back to work now (or life, for some of us ;)

V.

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