Tyfone and Dexim have teamed up to launch the new Tyfone iPhone sleeve, enabling existing iPhone users to make mobile contactless payments.
The sleeve, which slips over the iPhone like an ordinary protective case, houses Tyfone’s SideTap MicroSD card, the device that powers the contactless payment function.
To make a payment, users open an app that enables them to select which payment information to use. Once a particular account has been selected, the user just taps the phone against a contactless reader and the transaction is complete.
This sleeve features a miniature antenna and onboard controller that stores and updates the user’s bank account, credit card, prepaid card and other payment information. Tyfone says the solution leaves the memory card functionality completely intact, allowing people to increase the available storage of their iPhones for saving any kind of digital information.