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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. Phyllis says:

    I would love to win this for my husband!

  2. Dan says:

    Loving mine! but would totally be happy winning a second one to give to my brother as the ultimate stocking stuffer

    http://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Wallet-Black-0-5H-4-375W/dp/B00EZQ3OJ4

  3. Adrian Bagayas says:

    This I definitely need

  4. E Barsh says:

    Great wallet for the traveling man.

  5. Sue Madrid says:

    Wallet for men? Really? What’s wrong with a woman using it??? I didn’t see a billfold that’s trackable, so what are we to do? I can stick that dude, right into my laptop bag, and it’s flat features generally used for the man butt would work great for my full woman butt needs….in my bag.

  6. Kira Peterson says:

    I would love this wallet!

  7. I wanted one for Christmas. hint hint

  8. Lesly C says:

    safe place for my hubby to keep things in

  9. Katie says:

    My boyfriend would love this!

  10. Mya Campbell says:

    The Alcatraz rule sounds like traveling by air!

  11. Mya Campbell says:

    Very clever!

  12. kathy decicco says:

    Will help keep things nice and safe!

  13. We are always looking for ways to protect our things from being stolen. Great idea!

  14. sunchicka says:

    For my brother who is always misplacing his wallet

  15. David Carper says:

    Will be traveling soon and could defintely us this.

  16. David Carper says:

    I’ll be traveling soon and could definitely use this.

  17. David Carper says:

    My wife would love this.

  18. Paul McAfee says:

    I’m always leaving my wallet behind. This is a great solution!

  19. Justine says:

    Perfect for my bro or Mr.!

  20. nadia says:

    Smart idea!

  21. Nonna says:

    This would make a great gift!

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