If you’re like us, you’re really unhappy with your credit card. And not just because it’s sucking the life out of you with 22 percent compounded interest.
But we do care that our credit card looks so geeky and uncool. You know, with all those numbers on it and stuff. Boriiiiiing.
So it was big relief to discover CreditCovers, a new company selling designer skins for credit cards.
The company was started by 27-year-old entrepreneur Anthony David Adams, who felt there just weren’t enough ways for people to fully express themselves, especially when it came to those precious moments in life, like picking up the restaurant check.
CreditCovers come in a number of designs that consumers can stick on the front of their credit cards, transforming their pedestrian plastic into personal fashion statements, and sometimes even political statements.
A line of new skins, called CauseCovers, carry messages like Free Tibet and End World Hunger.
Adams enlisted a roster of artists to develop dozens of designs. He figured if people were vain enough to shell out good money for iPod and cellphone slipcovers, they’d also pay $4.99 a pop for his CreditCovers.
Sure, our tricked out credit card won’t make us any richer. But it might help us impress the ladies. And you can’t put a price on that.