The bond movies and the mission impossible movies were not too far off . There are lot stuff that you can do with your sunglasses now. Visa says you can even pay your bills using them. So we will have one more reason less to carry our credit card or wallet.
Normally all banks send you VISA cards here in India, but very soon they may be sending you a pair of sunglasses, when you sign up for a credit card. That’s exactly what VISA’s figuring out through a pilot program, set to take place at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast surfing competitions currently underway in Australia.
Looking at the images the VISA sunglasses don’t suffer from the outlandish designs of most wearable devices — they appear to be fairly ordinary pairs of sunglasses, albeit with one huge difference, obviously. The VISA sunglasses have a small contactless card or chip inside them that allows them to work as contactless payment alternatives — much like NFC-enabled e-wallets we’ve seen before.
Instead of inserting your credit card in the reader, you’ll just have to wave your VISA sunglasses over an NFC-enabled smart card reader to carry out a transaction — like paying for a cool drink on the beach or a hot beverage at the airport. Hopefully the process should be faster and more convenient.
We still don’t know a lot about VISA’s upcoming sunglasses: Are they secure enough? What happens when you lose them? What are the customization options? How much do they cost and when will they be available?
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