Most people, even in today’s world, don’t really think about the need for things like Faraday bags or EMF protection pouches and wallets. We live in a world where more and more of our lives and personal information is getting put online. We all know its is a huge and growing problem, and that identify theft is being done more and more electronically. And it’s not just our computers that get hacked, it is also our tablets, phones, car key fobs, and laptops.
Then there is also the EMF health problems many of these electronic devices put us as risk for. We see people carrying their phones in their pockets and putting their tablets and laptops on their laps. Even though these health risks are less on the news in today’s world, they are arguably the more serious of the two problems.
So what is a simple solution to both of these problems? You guessed it! Faraday Bags, EMF Protection Pouches, and Wallets! So how do you find these things and know which ones are best? Well they are sold in many department stores across the country and all over online. I am going to go over some of the ones I have researched and/or used myself, to hopefully give you some ideas and save you some time.
Table Of Contents:
- How A Faraday Bag Works
- Identity Theft Risks
- EMF Health Risks
- The 6 Top EMF Protection Bags, Pouches, and Wallets are:
- Final Thoughts!
How A Faraday Bag Works?
I found this short video that explains the Faraday principle pretty clearly and simply. Please take a few minutes and watch this video, then I will explain further below the video:
What the man in this video is talking about is building a full blown Faraday cage that you could use to protect electronic devices from things like an EMP nuclear blast. The Faraday protection items we are talking about in this article are designed more to protect from electronic data theft and Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Radiation health risks. But the principle is the same, and still uses Mr. Faraday’s technology.
If you look at the image on the left it is a picture of an actual Feraday cage called a “Wifi Router Guard“, which is designed to protect a home or office from the dangerous Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation (a form of EMF Radiation) emitted from most modern WiFi devices like this WiFi router. This router guard uses metal screen (parallel lines of highly conductive metal) rather than a solid piece of conductive metal as discussed in the video.
A conductive metal screen will block all electromagnetic signals where the wave length is longer than the space between the metallic strands in the screen. So the higher the signal frequency, the closer together the mesh strands need to be.
So for example I have a 5 GHz WiFi router, which emits both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies, in a WiFi Router Guard just like the one shown in the above left image. When I test it with a meter that measures WiFi or RF Radiation, the router guard blocks 90% to 95% of the radiation.
The RFID & EMF protection duffel bags, pouches and wallets we talk about in this article are made with highly conductive metal strands woven into the fibers of the fabric they are out of. In this world not all fabrics are created equal. The spacing of the strands and the conductiveness of the metallic fibers used, determine their ability to block the electrical or WiFi signals. For example in the below video I test one of the products I list in this article (called a Phone Guard) with a meter, and show you how well it works. Take a minute and watch the video if you would, it will be very informative:
Identity Theft Risks
Below is footage from a home owner’s security camera of two thieves using a machine to find a car’s key fob information from outside of a home so that they could use it to open and drive away a car without needing the key.
One time I was in a jewelry store purchasing a piece of jewelry for my wife for Christmas and when I went to run my debit card there was an alert telling me to call my bank. When I called I was asked if I was currently in Mexico City. When I said no, after giving the bank my security identification information, they informed me that someone had just spend a few thousand dollars in Mexico City on hotel rooms, shopping and restaurants. Since that time this very situation has happened to me one other time.
There are many ways that people can steel a person’s personal information. If there is one thing you have to give criminal credit for, its their ingenuity. Sometimes businesses like the Target retail chain get their customer information stolen. But one way that is getting more common is thieves hacking your information through your cell phone, laptop or tablet WiFi (including BlueTooth) signals.
EMF Health Risks
Electromagnetic Fields, also referred to as EMF Radiation, are of basically 3 types. They are Electric Fields, Magnetic Fields and Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. Most electronic devices emit one or more of these types of EMF Radiation. And much has been learned by scientists about this type of radiation over the past decade or so, and their effects on the human body.
When you read articles on the internet about EMF health risks it really depends who wrote the article as to what opinion they give. The common theme that you hear from any government or technology website is that since EMF Radiation is a “non ionizing” form of electromagnetic radiation, there is no way it could be harmful to us.
However there are literally hundreds of peer review scientific studies that link EMF Radiation to things like cancer, DNA damage (especially in infants and fetuses), and male infertility. I list links to many of these studies on the scientific studies page of this website. Also in 2011 the World Health Organization listed RF Radiation as a possible “carcinogenic”, which means cancer causing.
The 6 Top Faraday / EMF Protection Bags, Pouches, and Wallets are:
Okay because of the variety of the selection I am going to display in this article, I can’t really rank them from best to worst. They are all good, just meant for a variety of purposes. So even though I am numbering them, they are not really listed them in any particular order.
There are a whole lot of these types of Faraday EMF protection bags, pouches and wallets available online today. I am just giving you the ones that I have found that I like the best. I have not tested each one of these personally with a meter to see how well they work. So please always read the reviews before you buy anything online.
It is also very beneficial if you can afford it, to have a meter for yourself. That way you can test every electronic and WiFi device you own for yourself, and know what you are dealing with. If this is something you are interested in my article entitled “7 Best EMF / RF Meters and Detectors – My Top Picks!” will hopefully be helpful. Okay lets get to my list of my top picks!
1. Mission Darkness X2 Faraday Duffel Bag
Check Out Price Here On Amazon. This is a nice looking duffel bag. This bag came out recently, in 2016. This is one that I hopefully will be doing a full blown review on down the road. I would really like to get it and test it out for myself. So if you are interested in this bag you might want to be on the look out for that review on this website and our YouTube channel down the road.
I really like the idea of having a whole duffel bag that is protected. Anything I put in the bag is good, my cell phone, my car keys fob, and even credit cards. I used my duffel bag all the time traveling. If possible I never take a suitcase. And I love all of the pockets and compartments that come on duffel bags. So it is really a great idea to make one with EMF/RFID protection.
This duffel bag has a detachable pocket. So if you are on a trip and go somewhere and don’t want to take your whole duffel bag, the detachable pocket is its self a small Faraday bag. Or if you really want something secure you can put it in the detachable pocket, and then put that in the duffel bag. And the pocket can also attach to other bags and packs that you can get. Here are some of the details on this bag:
- The manufactures claim that this bag is “Military-Grade”, which to me means it is quality built. It is designed with MOLLE webbing on front side, which is something used in military packs. It has an non-shielded outer zipper compartment, as well as the detachable MOLLE Faraday pouch I spoke about above.
- The manufactures say that this duffel bag is primarily designed for law enforcement forensic investigators, the military, executive travel, or any personal security type situation.
- The Mission Darkness X2 Faraday Duffel Bag blocks WiFi of both the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz frequency ranges. It also blocks all the Bluetooth and cell signals currently in use. They don’t say anything about the new 5G frequencies beginning to come out now.
- The main duffel bag’s dimensions are: 26″ x 13″ x 13″. The detachable MOLLE Faraday pouch’s dimensions are: 8″ x 6″ x 2″.
- The bag is said to be uniquely serialized for “asset tracking”. It is made with water-resistant ballistic nylon outer materials.
2. ConcealShield Privacy, Anti-Theft, EMF Protection Travel Pouch
Check Out Price Here On Amazon. The ConcealShield pouch from DefenderShield is a really excellent Faraday and EMF protection bag. I highly recommend you take a quick moment and watch the above video where you will see a quick demonstration of the bag. This bag has a very good cloth screen mesh, or cloth with woven conductive metal fibers in it.
In fact the manufacturer refers to its metallic fiber fabric as utilizing “military-grade EMF shielding”. It is so effective it will block electromagnetic signals such as RFID, NFC, GPS, Mobile, WiFi, Bluetooth and more. It will hold your passport, cell phone, credit cards, drivers license, or pretty much anything other device that would need this kind of protection.
This is similar to the SmartMeterGuard Phone Guard below that I tested with my cell phone and it could not get any signal. I left my cell phone in it over night and even the temperature stayed the same as it had been the night before because the phone could not get a signal to find the current signal. So the fabric works really well. And like the Phone Guard there is an outside pocket you can put it in where the phone still gets a signal.
3. Silent Pocket Faraday Waterproof Backpack
Check Out Price Here On Amazon. I also love the idea of having a signal secure backpack as well! Anything I put in the backpack is good, my cell phone, my car keys fob, and even credit cards. Not only does it block wireless signals, but it is also “waterproof”. Wow! I love it. This is one I plan on doing a full review on as well down the road. So if you are interested in it you might keep an eye out for that.
Okay following are a bullet point list of the features of this backpack:
- Silent Pocket says that they are the “only patented Faraday Cage system on the market”. They have customers that include the US Government as well as other global companies. That ads some credibility to them as a company in my mind.
- Again the backpack is both waterproof as well as providing RFID/EMF protection. The manufacture says the backpack is made from “the highest quality Rip Stop 400D Nylon TPU with RF welded seams and high-tension thread”.
- It measures 15″ x 15″ x 3″. This equals 20L of space. The pack is large enough to fit large laptops, tablets, and most other personal electronic devices. It comes with premium cushioned shoulder straps and the manufacture says it is very high quality.
- The manufacture brags that the pack blocks 100% of electromagnetic signals with its Faraday cage technology. This basically means that it uses highly conductive metallic fibers in its construction that are very close together. That is really nice, just know your cell phone will not get a signal while in this bag.
- The manufacturer offers a “100% money back guarantee!” This is important should you purchase this and ever have any problems.
4. Phone Guard By SmartMeterGuard
Check Out Price Here: “The Phone Guard uses the Faraday cage technology built in to its case to block the EMF from cell phones. Cell phones emit EMF when they search for a signal or when you talk on the phone. For people that don’t want to be exposed to the EMF from cell phone you now have a solution. Once your cell phone is put into the Phone Guard all the EMF is blocked. When your cell phone is in the Phone Guard no calls or text messages will come through. As soon as you take your phone out of the Phone Guard all your texts and phone messages will download.
- Blocks all the EMF from your phone
- Easy to use and light weight
- Can use it to put credit cards and money in
- Fits cell phone 3 ½ inches wide and 7 inches tall or smaller
- Blocks EMF when you are on the phone”
5. Mission Darkness Non-Window Faraday Bag
Check Out Price Here On Amazon. Rarely individuals consider the need to shield their telephone from outside signals, yet with the Mission Darkness Non-Window Faraday Bag for Phones, this is never going to be an issue. It’s a sack that hinders every single remote sign totally, and it can mean the distinction between your telephone being hacked or not.
A few people stress over their telephone being followed, however with this non-window Faraday pack, telephones are appropriately encased, with no section for pernicious code or other meddling sign. These packs are for the most part utilized for law implementation people, just as those under assurance and those in the military.
The Mission Darkness Non-Window Faraday Bag for Phones is intended to remain dry and ensured, as it’s been developed with water-safe nylon. It’s such a great amount of simpler to travel securely with this Faraday telephone sack since you can protect your protection any place you are visiting. Clients can likewise download an application to test the sign blocking quality of any of the Mission Darkness Non-Window Faraday Bag for Phones available. There is additionally a pocket on the back of the sack with the goal that the organization and individual data can be included.
6. Wisdompro RFID Signal Blocking Faraday Bag
Check Out Price Here On Amazon. Autos are taken very frequently, and with a great deal of vehicles going key-less section, the danger of burglary is much higher than you anticipate that it should be. Cheats aren’t simply breaking in with sledges and screwdrivers any longer, however with hand-off gadgets to hack a savvy framework without utilizing a key coxcomb.
This is the place the Wisdompro RFID Signal Blocking Faraday pack comes in. It’s a sign blocking pack that attempts to secure chip innovation, for example, Master-cards, mobile phones, and key-less section key dandies.
The inward silver layer of the pack squares signals and the external layer of Oxford fabric makes the entire thing look attentive and smooth. For whatever length of time that you guarantee that your things are put inside the silver layer of the sack, you will have the option to shield your assets safe from hacking, following, and burglary. It’s the advanced choice for the individuals who are searching for those needing the most security for their possessions.
The more intelligent that we get with our innovation, the more brilliant cheats get. This Faraday Bag, Wisdompro RFID Signal Blocking is an approach to be one stage ahead consistently. It’s an absolute necessity for the advanced explorer.
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