HEX has introduced the US$34.95 Stealth, an iPhone 4/4S case that not only offers protection of the phone, but acts as a solution to make contactless tap purchases.
On the outside, the Stealth is a slim case that protects the Apple smartphone. On the inside, engineering reveals a patent-pending, shielded internal storage compartment. The shielded compartment houses any RFID-enabled card so users can make contactless tap purchases via RFID transmissions at any participating tap-to-pay location, including subways, rapid transit, restaurants, and gas stations, and participating retail locations.
It also keeps the iPhone and the RFID-enabled card functioning properly with no cross-interference, according to aid Dan Maravilla, co-founder, HEX. No RFID card? No problem. The storage compartment can also be used to hold extra cash, I.D. or a metro card.
Made of a polycarbonate material, the Stealth case comes in two colors: matte black and gloss white. In addition to its multi-tasking protection and storage features, the case also includes a camera hole, along with corner bumpers to keep the phone’s screen from making contact from the surface it is set on.