TechBits: Coin (11.20.13)

A new device on the market could serve as a 'stunt double' for your credit cards.

Coin is essentially an electronic holding pen for your card information. {}It is the size of a single card, and can be used just like a credit card. {}Coin holds information on up to 8 cards at once.

An app that drives Coin can hold a much larger number of cards, and manage which ones are loaded into Coin at any given time.

A display on Coin shows which card is loaded for use.

Coin even has a Bluetooth connection to your phone- so if you leave it behind, an alarm will sound to let you know you need to go back to get it.

Coin is being introduced at a preliminary $50 price, but that price will go up soon.