When it comes to anti-virus , Norton is at the top ! , but now they are getting into your pants . Norton team up with San Francisco-based Betabrand to make a pair of jeans, as well as a blazer with radio frequency identification (RFID)-blocking fabrics in the pockets, Both of them promise to keep identify thieves from swiping identifying information from things like passports and contactless credit cards. The pants include two such protected pockets, one in front and one in the back where your wallet typically goes, while the blazer includes just one.
Both of them are the part of Betabrand’s “Think-Tank” were idea for new product are arise and get vetted by customers. Like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, early backers get a discount on the ones that end up in production, while unpopular projects die a cold, lonely death. The jeans, which are a modified version of a popular one the company already makes (but run $20 more for the added materials), quickly garnered enough interest, while a $198 blazer has not fared as well.
The jeans go on sale in Feburary, but for the less committed there are myriad wallets, cell phone cases, and pouches that block RFID readers. And you don’t have to worry about fitting into those after the holidays.