The Fuze Card is an electronic device that looks and functions like an actual credit card but is more of an accessory. You can load the card numbers, expiration dates and security codes of up to 30 credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, etc., onto it in order to free up space in your wallet. It remotely connects to your phone, so you can wipe your data if it’s stolen or you lose it. It’s fairly expensive, though. A Fuze Card will cost you $180 after shipping and tax.
You manage the card with an app downloaded to your phone.
In app, you’ll have the ability to take pictures of most types of payment and membership cards – credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, store rewards cards and even things like gym membership IDs. This will load their relevant info – numbers, expiration dates, and security codes for credit cards – onto your phone.
You can also swipe your cards in with a phone attachment, but that costs an extra $10.
To use your Fuze Card, press the power button and connect to your phone via Bluetooth to load the data you’ve added to the app.
When paying, using the buttons on the card to select which card you want to use. Then, you can swipe Fuze, put it in a chip reader or even just tap it, depending on what type of reader the merchant has.
You can choose your security settings in the app. The lowest one lets you use the card without being connected to your phone. The middle one only lets you use your card when connected to your phone, but you can override that with a password on the card. The highest level does not have a password override, so will only work when connected to your phone.
You can remotely wipe your data with the app if your card is lost or stolen.
At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself if literally lightening the load on your wallet is worth $180. Security isn’t reason enough to pay up because all credit cards give you a $0 fraud liability guarantee, anyway. And many offer some of the same features as Fuze, such as remote card management.
Yeah you can, hence the name "Fuze". At the end of the day, I got it as a funny gadget, but it's been helpful a couple of times. If I've got all my card info in one place, I don't have to worry about forgetting to grab the right card before going out.
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