The latest innovation in payment systems from Visa is an NFC-enabled pair of sunglasses which allows you make payments, just like any other tap-to-pay device.
The company recently unveiled the chip-embedded prototype at an event in Austin, Texas.
“Our view is we take form factors that you don’t expect to be payment-enabled like sunglasses or maybe like a ring and expose to the market that maybe it can be”, said Chris Curtin, Visa’s Chief brand and innovation marketing officer.
Previously, Visa had used other wearable, such as payment-enabled rings for athletes at the Rio Olympics, 2016.
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The new pair of sunglasses has an embedded NFC chip on the side, which has a link to a prepaid card. To use the glasses for payments, a person would take them off and tap them on an NFC-enabled terminal. The process is as fluid as using a contactless card.