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Welcome to IndependentTraveler.com’s 12 Days of Travel Giveaways! Every day between December 2 and December 13, we’ll feature a different travel product for our readers to win. You may enter to win as many items as you wish (but only once per item).

royce freedom walletToday’s product is a Royce Freedom Wallet, which includes a GPS tracker that can be linked to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth 4.0 technology — so you’ll always know where the wallet is. Say you leave it behind in your hotel room; once you get outside the range of your Bluetooth capability (typically up to 100 feet or so), you’ll get an alert on your phone letting you know the location of your wallet before you get too far away. This also means that if the wallet is stolen, you’ll find out almost immediately, enabling you to notify the authorities and be proactive in canceling your credit cards.

The leather wallet incorporates material that blocks radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which could protect you from identity theft. (You can learn more about RFID technology in Could This Wallet Keep Your Passport Safe?)

The tracker device is compatible with mobile devices such as the iPhone 5, the iPad 3, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and others, and uses an app that’s available for iOS and Android. You can buy the wallet for $99 on Amazon.com.

One caveat: There are no clear instructions for how to install the batteries in the tracker, and doing it wrong can damage the sensitive technology or lead to the wallet’s location not tracking as expected. (We learned this one the hard way.) To install the batteries, pull out the tray most of the way, insert the batteries with the positive side up into the grooved openings and gently push the tray back in.

We’re giving away a black Royce Freedom Wallet for Men. Want to win it? Leave a comment below by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 15, 2013. We’ll pick one person at random to win the wallet. This giveaway is open only to residents of the Lower 48 United States and the District of Columbia. To read the full contest rules, click here.

Editor’s Note: This contest has ended. The winner is Wayne Johnson. Congratulations!

Stay tuned tomorrow for another giveaway!

12 Days of Travel Giveaways: Full List

– written by Sarah Schlichter

73 Responses to “12 Days of Travel Giveaways, Day 3: Royce Freedom Wallet”

  1. Garrett says:

    Looks pretty cool!

  2. Nancy L says:

    Could save a vacation

  3. Holly says:

    Sounds like a neat wallet for those who are forgetful

  4. William Portalla says:

    Wonderful for travel.

  5. Anna says:

    saves me from years of correcting identify thief, smart gadget

  6. this Royce Freedom Wallet revolutionizes travel freedom. A tool for greater independence on trains, planes , airports, hotel rooms, this is a wallet for my travel future.

  7. Elizabeth A says:

    My husband would really like this!

  8. M Johnson says:

    Wow, I sure could have used this last week!

  9. summer Bonner says:

    Love to be able to Track my Wallet.

  10. Bruce Ray says:

    I NEED a new wallet. A free one is the best kind!

  11. Marilyn Planzer says:

    This would be a great gift for my husband for Christmas.

  12. Jim W. says:

    Kinda cool!

  13. Ravi says:

    Wonderful wallet for freq travelers.
    RFID is great to locate your lost items when abroad!

  14. Nancy Hart-Esposito says:

    I’d like to win this.

  15. Molly Baker says:

    This sounds like it might be pretty handy!

  16. Amanda Lawson-Ross says:

    I would REALLY love to win this wallet! It sounds perfect for travel!
    I am planning a trip to Italy and am planning to buy a new wallet for it. I may invest in this one.

  17. Eileen B says:

    This sounds very practical, although I would wish I would have no need for it, lol!

  18. Kelly Malleck says:

    Hubby desperately needs a new wallet

  19. Pam Layton says:

    So this could eliminate “I forgot my wallet” excuse?

  20. Joan B. says:

    Great for travelers

  21. Donna Gifford says:

    My husband would love this.

  22. Bonny says:

    This would be soooo cool to use, especially when we go on vacation next year.

  23. Kaylin says:

    Sounds cool! Would love to have this

  24. chontzy says:

    Cool gadget!

  25. Theresa Dell says:

    My husband needs this LOL

  26. Jake says:

    That is really cool

  27. Sue says:

    My friend needs this! He’s always misplacing his wallet…..

  28. shawna saunders says:

    I love this perfet present

  29. Jerry Mandel says:

    My wife loses wallets. I would love for her to carry this one.
    Innovative. What else do they have?

  30. Terry Kong says:

    Very interesting product…
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  31. John says:

    that’s a smart idea for a wallet

  32. Laura says:

    Nice item!

  33. Derek says:

    very cool

  34. Sarah says:

    What a great idea! I love the quality of Royce leather product :)

  35. Diane Towne says:

    On holiday until April 1. Perfect. Thanks

  36. Linda Knight says:

    My husband needs this. Maybe he will give up his 20-year old wallet if he wins a new one.

  37. meredith says:

    My husband would really like this under the tree this year!

  38. Michele Hayes says:

    Would love to win. Thanks.

  39. Diane JG says:

    That’s a great idea. Would love one!

  40. Anisa says:

    would love this for my husband. He is always checking for his wallet when we travel. Love the rfid blocking.

  41. sharon says:

    would love this!

  42. Judi says:

    Great idea

  43. marie says:

    good for identity safety

  44. Renate Wilson says:

    My husband would love this ! I would have to set it up, he’s no techie LOL I’ll have to look on the website to see if they have a women’s wallet as well.

  45. Kim W says:

    Might have to buy 2 of these!

  46. Linda says:

    Would love to give this to my husband for Christmas.

  47. Pamela Boyd says:

    We could really use this, a Royce Freedom Wallet, which includes a GPS tracker that can be linked to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth 4.0 technology — so you’ll always know where the wallet (or purse) is.

  48. Gill says:

    I would like to try this wallet, it looks good, and can be a helpful product.

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