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The Blackout Pocket is like draping Harry Potter's invisibility cloak on your phone

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The Blackout Pocket is like draping Harry Potter's invisibility cloak on your phone
Remember Harry Potter's invisibility cloak? Anyone wearing it would be invisible. While not exactly the same thing, the Scottevest Blackout Pocket gives you the same results for your smartphone. Designed to look like your average, everyday pencil case, all you need to do is put your smartphone inside it and to those tracking your handset via GPS, it will appear as though your phone has fallen off the ends of the earth.

The Scottevest Blackout Pocket comes in three different levels of protection. For $15, a Level 1 pocket blocks RFID signals coming from a digital passport or a credit card. Level 2 blocks RFID, GPS and cellular signals which makes it perfect for your smartphone. This Pocket is priced at $30. Now sold out, the $80 Pocket was only sold to those in law enforcement, government and "specialist organizations." If you have to ask what that means, than you probably don't qualify. Scottevest won't even say what signals are blocked with the Level 3 Blackout Pocket. Perhaps it is lined with lead to prevent the prying eyes of Superman from peeking into the case. Each Blackout Pocket is designed to be carried on its own, put in a coat pocket, or rolled up and hidden inside some of the many vests sold by the company.

"The Blackout Pocket is lined with a Radio Frequency IDentification aka RFID-blocking material, called RFID Armorâ„¢ and it is sized to hold a passport, wallet, phone and similarly sized items. Think of this pocket as a powerful layer in your defense against tech attacks, but like all technology and tech countermeasures, there are important things to note. The effectiveness of the pocket is determined by the level of threat it is facing, and which level of Blackout Pocket you are using."-Scottevest

Some would say that you have to be the paranoid type to believe that third parties are trying to find out information by hijacking signals put out by your phone. And if you think that turning off your phone takes you off the grid, the company says that even removing your batteries (assuming that you can with your phone) won't stop you from being tracked by GPS. If you're worried about the NSA or the local authorities using their Stingray technology to track you, the Blackout Pocket might be just the thing you've been looking for to enhance your security.

For more information, click on the sourcelink. And sorry, only muggles can buy the Blackout Pocket.

source: Scottevest via RedmondPie

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posted on 14 Dec 2013, 10:58 1

1. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 240; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

I have a serious concern regarding the KGB, the CIA, M-I6, among others, obtaining my cell phone data. So this product is perfect to protect myself from prying eyes.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:09 1

2. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Haha agreed. This is like crap from an infomercial for paranoid suckers. "Even with the battery removed you'll still be tracked." What a joke.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:27 1

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1489; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

I've been wondering the same thing too... how can they track us even with batteries removed??? Are they joking????

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 11:33 2

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Fewer and fewer phones are being produced with removable batteries. While the ad takes some liberties, removable batteries are definitely disappearing.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 22:02 3

6. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

No thanks, I have some tinfoil left over after making my hat that I'll just use to wrap my phone with.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 10:47

10. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

They just may need it. Who would have thought that the tinfoil wearing loons were right. the government was tracking you.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 11:40

7. Lacertae (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)

Well, should a person be so fortunate as to have a technologically unstable stalker, the utility may prove valuable. Just be sure to carry extra spare tires in case your assailant finds you and slashes your tires.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 07:21

8. buccob (Posts: 2699; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

If the Level 3 blocks EMPs then I am interested...

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 09:51

9. buccob (Posts: 2699; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Soooo this what thief are going to use when robbing our phones?

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