This simple but effective gadget will ensure you won’t be bankrolled on your next trip.
Having travelled on almost a fortnightly basis this year it takes a bit to make me sit up and listen when it comes to travel gadgets. But that’s exactly what this one did.
You would be forgiven for not realising that the issue of fake bank notes is more real and common than you think. Having been a victim this year, I can say it’s almost impossible to know when you’re getting short changed. And often the realisation comes when you’re trying to pay with said fake notes only to have them refused.
Genius in its simplicity, the UV Mini Money Detector uses a highly sensitive magnetic sensor to identify security threads in bank notes. All you need to do is press the UV button to reveal the fluorescent patterns that appear on genuine euro, stirling and American dollar bank notes.
With the ability to detect all magnetic printing ink and security thread the detector is certified in Europe and complies with Restriction of Hazardous Substances rules.
Small enough to fit in your back pocket, the UV Mini Money Detector runs on batteries and comes with a lanyard so you can even wear it to ward off those bearing fake bank notes!
RRP: $51.00 from Harcor
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