An auto-ejecting stainless steel wallet that's incredibly thin and minimalist on the outside while stunningly mechanical inside
What is the Vault Wallet?
The Vault Wallet is an ultra-thin stainless steel, RFID blocking wallet featuring an auto-ejecting credit card slot that works with most debit and credit cards from all over the world. With a slide of a tab, The Vault Wallet ejects your card partially, allowing you to swipe your card without it ever leaving your wallet - using only one hand! By utilizing The Vault Wallet’s auto-ejecting credit card slot, the wallet can considerably reduce your purchase times while keeping you organized and giving you instant access to your most frequently used cards. On the back side of The Vault Wallet is an elastic band that stretches to fit tons of cash and dozens of cards.
Versions of the simple leather wallet have been around for hundreds of years but we as a society have changed. The simple leather wallet had a good run but we no longer carry gold schillings and we are quickly transitioning to a cashless society. I rarely use cash for purchases and I wanted a wallet that could carry all of my cards and a little bit of cash. After months of researching, designing, testing and finalizing my idea, we are excited to share the opportunity for society to upgrade to a wallet that is designed for the 21st century and beyond.
The Vault Wallet was designed using our unique PlyMetal-Architecture™, which creates a solid metal wallet by layering 15 individually laser-cut stainless steel parts together. The entire wallet is then riveted together to last a lifetime. With the use of stainless steel, not only is the Vault Wallet beautiful and durable, but it also blocks any RFID transmission. The Vault Wallet's auto-ejecting credit card slot is spring powered and has been tested over 10,000 times without error over the course of three months.
The Vault Wallet is Incredibly Thin
The Vault Slim is only 3.9mm thin (slightly thicker than 1/8"). To put that into perspective, thats slightly thinner than three stacked nickels, half as thick as a thumb tack, and half as thick as an iPhone 5! Want more utility? Step up to a Vault One which measures in at a mere 5.9mm thin (slightly less than 1/4").
The back of the Vault Wallet features a seamless elastic band allowing you to store any additional cards or cash. Elastic wears out and we know that; our elastic band can be replaced by you in seconds while requiring no tools or engineering degrees to do so.
Made in the US
All materials and resources used to manufacture the Vault Wallets are sourced from the United States. By using domestic resources, we can ensure the quality of our product while directly investing into our own economy.
We will start our own mini manufacturing facility to produce Vault Wallets. In order to do this in a reasonable amount of time within a limited budget, we have already negotiated a contract with a local Dayton laser cutting shop where we will rent a small portion of their unused production floor for our laser operation and assembly stations. The following is a detailed time table that explains the steps necessary to get you your wallet.
We will use our kickstarter funds for the following purchases:
- Raw Stainless Steel material
- Custom made springs/rivets/parts
- Manufacturing tools (lighting, assembly stations, assembly tools)
- Packaging and Shipping materials
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Challenges that we may face during our campaign which could impede our production schedule are the sourcing of springs, rivets and metal from outside vendors. By using precision micro springs and custom rivets, only a select few US manufacturers have the desired quality we require to manufacture Vault Wallet sub-components. Therefore, the bulk of our estimated delivery time is solely dedicated to the estimated lead times of these outside manufacturers.
Another challenge will be keeping up with higher than anticipated demand. After taking into account lead times and assembly times for each wallet, we've limited ourselves to 2,000 total wallets per month. Once we fill up our January delivery tiers, we will add more tiers but at a later shipping date so we don't delay the entire project for everyone.
Other unexpected production delays could be caused by the laser going down for maintenance or repair. We have taken into account these obstacles and created a very detailed schedule, set up alternative sources for materials and cutting and have prepared an action plan if any of these were to arise.
No! We spent months developing a proprietary solution to prevent card damage which will last for the life of the Vault Wallet.
What looks relatively simple as just an elastic band resting against a stainless steel plate, there is actually much more than meets the eye! We developed a hidden friction zone underneath the elastic band that greatly reduces card slippage.
The Vault Wallet is incredibly thin which creates less of an uneven sitting surface as a regular wallet that can measure a 1/2" thick or more. Although its made of metal, it is still relatively comfortable to sit on all day. If you don't want to sit on the Vault Wallet, simply place the ultra thin wallet in your front pocket and you will barely notice its presence.
No! The card always protrudes out of the wallet by 2-3mm by design so that if the slot were ever to fail, you would simply take a pair of tweezers or small pliers and pull the card out of the wallet.
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Backers will receive The Vault Slim wallet in January 2014. The Vault Slim is made of stainless steel and features one auto-ejecting credit card slot while measuring in at 3.9mm thin.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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Backers will receive The Vault One wallet in January 2014. The Vault One is made of stainless steel and features two auto-ejecting credit card slots while measuring in at 5.9mm thin.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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NEW REWARD! Backers will receive the Vault Pro wallet in February 2014. The Vault Pro is made of stainless steel and features three auto-ejecting credit card slots while measuring in at 7.9mm thin.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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