Gear | November 19, 2013 9:00 am

Counting Cards

By The Editors

Men collect credit cards like they once collected Donruss, Fleer and Topps.

Only now, instead of wax paper and stale bubble gum, you get double points on dining and travel.

It’s a fun hobby, but it leaves you with one giant, Costanza-sized wallet.

Unless you order Coin: a universal credit card that aggregates your credit, debit, gift and membership cards into one credit-card sized device, taking pre-orders now.

Which means: No clutter. No fumbling. No unseemly pocket bulge.

You can use Coin anywhere, just like a real card.


It’s a simple set-up. You receive a Coin card and a dongle to connect to your smartphone or tablet. From here, swipe and upload your cards into an app, which in turn stores and manages your info.

To pay with Coin: select the card you want to use on the Coin’s small digital display, tap a button and swipe like you would your normal credit or debit card.

The accompanying app will alert if you leave Coin behind, and disable your card if it’s lost.

Or if your mother – like she did with your Upper Deck collection – sells it at a yard sale. Not that we’re bitter, Mom.