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Protect your Phone, Credit Cards, and Passport from Hackers and the NSA

New pocket from SCOTTEVEST turns you into an untraceable secret agent

Ketchum, ID – For the past 13 years, SCOTTEVEST was best known for their spy-worthy tech-enabled clothing full of hidden pockets. They’ve been included in espionage novels by Brad Thor, featured on the TV show CHUCK and are even available at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. But now, SCOTTEVEST is not just providing a stylish and convenient way to carry gadgets… it’s providing a safer way to do so while protecting your privacy.

Using a technology similar to what law enforcement and the military utilize to preserve electronic evidence, SeV has developed the Blackout Pocket. This modern-day flexible Faraday cage is lined with proprietary RFID ArmorTM material to protect your digital valuables. By dropping your items into the pocket, they essentially become invisible to RFID skimmers.

It is a standalone pouch that can be carried in a vest or jacket pocket, or attached with hook-and-loop. Packaged in a highly-durable bag that doubles as a TSA-approved toiletries bag, the Blackout Pocket is available in three levels of protection to combat various threats. The technology and techniques used by sophisticated thieves and certain organizations are always evolving, but using at least a Level 1 Blackout Pocket will help protect your information.

  • Level 1provides a basic level of RFID blocking security, to guard your wallet, passport and credit cards from RFID skimmers. This is useful for everyday use and travel to urban areas and foreign countries, where “digital pickpocketing” is on the rise. Some newer SCOTTEVEST jackets and vests have Level 1 protection built into a specific pocket; this Blackout Pocket extends that protection as a standalone pocket.
    • Introductory Price: $15 / Regular: $20
  • Level 2is an industrial grade pocket. In addition to the Level 1 protection of RFID-enabled credit cards and passports, you can drop any consumer cell phone in the pocket, seal it and be “off grid” within 3-5 seconds. No service, no GPS, no way to track you. Your phone, and thus you, will become invisible. Even if you turn off your cell phone, it is still trackable… unless it’s in a Level 2 Blackout Pocket. Since iPhones do not have removable batteries, this is your only way to keep your whereabouts and information safe from the NSA.
    • Introductory Price: $30 / Regular: $40
  • Level 3 is available only to law enforcement, government and specialist organizations. Enough said. ($80, Please email tactical@scottevest.com for special orders)

“People have been asking us for years when we’d be able to roll out an RFID-blocking feature for all of our gear” said Scott Jordan, CEO of Scottevest. “We’re proud to announce today that now you can have RFID – and even full cellphone – protection in any SCOTTEVEST pocket you’d like with the addition of the Blackout Pocket.”

Riding on the extreme popularity of the Brad Thor Alpha Jacket (their fourth run sold out in a day), SCOTTEVEST is embedding the RFID-skimmer blocking Blackout Pocket technology in more of their soon-to-be-released clothing products to protect your most sensitive information from hackers and the NSA.

The Blackout Pocket is available exclusively online.

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