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Plastc Launch Date & 2 for 1 Special
Last October I was one of the first people to write about the credit card replacement known as Plastc. As a reminder, Plastiq will store information for up to 20 credit cards and unlike some of its competitors like Coin, it will have an EMV chip (Mastercard EMV will work at launch) and will also work with NFC.
Here are the specifications of Plastc as quoted from their website:
- Payment technologies
- Re-writeable Magnetic stripe
- Re-writeable EMV Chip’n’Pin
- Re-writeable NFC Wireless payments
- E-ink touchscreen display
- 312 x 74 Pixels
- Flexible bi-stable display
- Touch sensor
- Wireless charging
- PMA (Duracell Powermat)
- Bluetooth low energy.
- Flexible rechargeable battery. (Approx. 30 day charge)
- Flash memory. (Store up to 20 cards)
Plastc recently announced a few updated features from what was originally announced. First, as I previously mentioned, the card will launch with Mastercard Chip & Pin support with Visa support to follow. Also, it will have an emergency card feature and will support all of the major wireless charging standards. Finally, they have updated the technology behind the E-Ink screen used on the card.
As part of their announcement, Plastc has said the card will now ship on April 29, 2016. What is even more interesting is that they are going to give lifetime updates to anyone who orders a card before that date. To make it even sweeter, if you order your card before August 26, 2015 then you will get a second card for free.
I Finally Ordered One & You Can Too
The 2 for 1 promotion is what finally made me order Plastc. Now that they have a more developed product and a semi-firm launch date, I am ready to commit. The fact that I can get a second card for free put it over the top for me. I really can’t wait to try this out and have a million and one ideas for interesting ways this card could work.
The normal price for Plastc is $155, however if you order through someone’s referral link, you can get the card for $135. So basically, if you order before August 26, 2015 then you will get 2 Plastc cards for $135. This is my referral link if you are interested in ordering. If you use my link then you get $20 off, I and I get a $20 Amazon gift card. Everyone who has purchased a Plastc card has a referral link and if you don’t want to use mine a simple Google search will yield plenty of results of links to use.
You can find the announcement of new features and the launch date along with some news about Plastc’s production here. I was skeptical about all of these cards at the beginning, however Plastc has enough features that I am willing to jump in at this price. Have you pre-ordered a Plastc card? Is this promotion making you consider it? Let me know in the comments!
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