New MasterCard credit card has LCD, keypad

New MasterCard credit card has LCD, keypad
MasterCard has unveiled its latest piece of plastic, dubbed the "Display Card."

The Display Card adds special authentication and smart features to your standard credit card, including an LCD display and keypad.



You will need to authenticate usage of the card with a one-time password. Many banks and other services such as PayPal, offer separate authentication devices, which can get burdensome if you have to carry around multiple tokens just to be able to login, or make changes to your account.

Outside of the password, the Display Card has room for updates into the future, says the company. The card may be able to show you available credit balance, reward points, or even recent transactions at some point.

For the time being, the Display Card will only be available via certain banks in Europe and in Singapore.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 8 Nov 2012 15:03
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  • 16 comments
  • KSib

    That's kind of cool. I don't spend enough where I'd always need to know what's on my card, but I like the idea of at least syncing the available balance on the card. I feel like the on/off button might be getting unwanted attention in some pockets however and would drain the battery faster, perhaps.

    8.11.2012 15:10 #1

  • KillerBug

    Cool...can't wait until we get these in the states so I can get a free one, cancel the account, and root the card!


    8.11.2012 16:00 #2

  • ivymike

    The makers might wanna add a solar cell to this smart card. This will address any power issues.

    8.11.2012 16:13 #3

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by ivymike: The makers might wanna add a solar cell to this smart card. This will address any power issues. I wonder if it charges by the induction from the card reader...


    8.11.2012 16:50 #4

  • oneguy

    Soon it'll be like in aliens link

    8.11.2012 18:58 #5

  • SomeBozo

    Cool and interesting, one of the first application of smart plastic i've seen. Expect more stuff like this in the future! Even more interesting is Graphene which in a few years we will see even more amazing stuff like this. Not familiar with Graphene do some google/youtube searches, really neat stuff. You too search for "Future Applications of Graphene".


    8.11.2012 23:22 #6

  • megadunderhead

    that is a cool idea

    9.11.2012 00:38 #7

  • Bozobub

    Graphene is possibly the single coolest material science advance in recent history, possibly excepting non-linear optics ^^ ...

    9.11.2012 18:22 #8

  • blueboy09

    Good!! Now it gives me a chance to own something that I can't get from the States!! LOL

    Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

    9.11.2012 23:26 #9

  • hearme0

    Yeah right............and to fund this little piece of dumb work that gets replaced every 4 years as is done nowadays, we'll just have to tolerate a massive increase in APRs.

    10.11.2012 01:09 #10

  • Bozobub

    Nah. This type of throwaway electronics doesn't cost all that much more than adding a hologram, honestly.

    10.11.2012 18:21 #11

  • Mrguss

    NO THX. I Do not trust any Credit Card Corporation with my money since they always operate like Drug Dealers.
    VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHsKhC2_3Ic |

    +5000

    12.11.2012 17:01 #12

  • SomeBozo

    Originally posted by Mrguss: NO THX. I Do not trust any Credit Card Corporation with my money since they always operate like Drug Dealers.
    VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHsKhC2_3Ic |
    I would disagree they operate like drug dealers, but would agree they operate just like the Mafia, or might i suggest once the mob saw things were going away from the old business model, they simply adapted and legitimized their business and setup credit cards companies in place?

    12.11.2012 17:25 #13

  • Mrguss

    Originally posted by SomeBozo: Originally posted by Mrguss: NO THX. I Do not trust any Credit Card Corporation with my money since they always operate like Drug Dealers.
    VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHsKhC2_3Ic |
    I would disagree they operate like drug dealers, but would agree they operate just like the Mafia, or might i suggest once the mob saw things were going away from the old business model, they simply adapted and legitimized their business and setup credit cards companies in place?
    Big Money and Corruption in Washington make possible to legalize many business that exist today. Stock Exchange Financial Markets around the world are the Top Sharks on the Greedy Pyramid Scam.
    VIDEO: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012...kets?CMP=twt_gu

    +5000

    13.11.2012 16:40 #14

  • SomeBozo

    Originally posted by Mrguss: Originally posted by SomeBozo: Originally posted by Mrguss: NO THX. I Do not trust any Credit Card Corporation with my money since they always operate like Drug Dealers.
    VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHsKhC2_3Ic |
    I would disagree they operate like drug dealers, but would agree they operate just like the Mafia, or might i suggest once the mob saw things were going away from the old business model, they simply adapted and legitimized their business and setup credit cards companies in place?
    Big Money and Corruption in Washington make possible to legalize many business that exist today. Stock Exchange Financial Markets around the world are the Top Sharks on the Greedy Pyramid Scam.
    VIDEO: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012...kets?CMP=twt_gu
    Agreed, I've love to see the removal of entities and companies (who are not people) from having the rights of a person.

    13.11.2012 19:22 #15

  • Mrguss

    Originally posted by SomeBozo: Agreed, I've love to see the removal of entities and companies (who are not people) from having the rights of a person. #CitizensUnited is a war that is been fighting one state at the time :)
    http://delmar-carmelvalley.patch.com/ar...sd-city-council
    http://consortiumnews.com/2012/11/14/ci...still-a-threat/
    http://signon.org/sign/abolish-citizens...tw&r_by=1622393

    +5000

    14.11.2012 18:33 #16

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