August 5, 2015

REVIEW: the “Unpocket” from @the_affair & @zoltancsaki

8:15 pm in conversations,fashion?,internet,objects dustin hostetler

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I’ve had a chance to spend a couple of weeks with the Unpocket, something I backed on Kickstarter what seems like a million years ago, and I have to say it was worth the wait.

Billed as “Simple privacy management for the under-surveillance society” it may seem a little silly to some. The Unpocket disconnects your device from RFID, GPS, WiFi and Cell. No, I’m not concerned about the NSA or CIA tracking my every move (yes I am), but I am in love with the notion of going radio silent.

I recently got an Apple Watch, and I’ll admit it’s a little rude and distracting to be constantly glancing at my wrist while in a meeting. Now, I place my phone in the Unpocket during a conversation and consciously tune out my alerts. It instantly mutes my watch and leaves me focused on the people I’m with.

Pictured above with an iPhone 6 and a Macbook, it’s the perfect size for most devices, and can double as a passport holder or even a simple wallet. The fact that it’s water resistant also makes it great for travel.

No, I’m not paranoid (yes I am) but the Unpocket is a lovely addition to my computer bag that sends a thoughtful message to the people I WANT to be surveilling me.


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