The 10 Best Faraday Bags For Phones
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in January of 2019. One way to help protect yourself from data theft and unwanted location tracking is to carry your cell phone in a Faraday bag. These block signals in or out, so you’ll effectively be able to go off the grid and shield your personal information from hackers and thieves. In addition, many of these pouches offer ample room for other vulnerable items, like car key fobs, GPS units, and passports. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
December 12, 2020:
Anyone who has even a passing knowledge of Faraday bags shouldn't be too surprised to see that multiple models from Mission Darkness have made the cut; this company produces reliable gear for protecting your critical devices, from smartphones to laptops. Because it offers shielding as well as protection against water, we've added the Mission Darkness Dry Shield Sleeve as the choice to beat at this time. It's easier to close securely than many, and the price isn't too steep. The Armadillo Pro-Tec remains on the list as a similar alternative, although one that's less expensive — and perhaps not made to quality standards that are quite as high.
Both of the aforementioned are relatively small and slim. For something larger, look to the Mission Darkness Non-Window, Mission Darkness Mojave, or DefenderShield Anti-Tracking. The DefenderShield model even has a handy crossbody strap, making this a good choice for travel. The Silent Pocket Carryall also has a carrying strap, one designed for the wrist, that makes this model look quite a bit like a wristlet purse.
Finally, a quick word about using a Faraday phone bag properly. In order for these pouches to work, they need to be sealed securely according to all manufacturer specifications. For instance, some, like the Onever Pouch, have a liner inside, and the phone must be placed fully within this liner in order for the pouch to function. Sometimes this placement is not intuitive, so you'll want to carefully read the item's directions. You should also occasionally inspect whichever one you choose, since rips, loose stitching, and other issues caused by daily use can render the bag ineffective.
February 05, 2019:
These models were all selected since they’re well equipped to keep your phone insulated and safe from the wealth of personal and financial information that it may store. Included are 2 Mission Darkness models, both known for their dependability, as well as 2 practical choices equipped with straps. In all, the selections featured here are in a variety of shapes and at different price points. Interestingly, this type of product got its name from 19th century scientist Michael Faraday, who invented a conductive mesh enclosure to block electrical fields.
GoDark Phone Size Billing itself as industrial strength, the GoDark Phone Size is sturdy as well as dependable; in fact, GoDark bags are tested by a third party lab, which ensures that they work as claimed. This slim pouch boasts handsome two-tone styling and is both puncture and water resistant. godarkbags.com
Earthtech Products OffGrid Kit For a hassle-free way to protect all of your critical tech, there's the Earthtech Products OffGrid Kit, which includes three pieces: one each for your laptop, tablet, and phone. Available in either black or gray, these sleek bags offer a minimalist design that won't draw a lot of attention, while their ripstop fabric is dependably resistant to damage. earthtechproducts.com