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More than a minimalist wallet. An Aluminum and Titanium, RFID-blocking card holder and money clip solution with expandable track.
Created by

Daniel Kane

5,305 backers pledged $266,622 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping and Production

hey everyone!

We've been working hard clearing out sections of the house for storage and shipping, purchased some commercial storage racks and bins for sorting and figuring out the best way to package the shipments.

There was a delay in transit of the first batch and we had to further split up the entire production into three batches. But the good news is the first two batches arrived at the same time this afternoon! These first two batches account for about half of the pledges and the bubble mailers we're using to package them in are scheduled to get to us by the end of the day. We aren't positive which type will be going out in which order but will let you know with some mini-updates as we start packing.

I have finished sorting through and organizing the master shipping file of all 5,305 addresses and pledge selections, which is probably the most complicated part of the shipping process. This involved changing each country to the corresponding 2-digit USPS country code, verifying postal codes, splitting up address into multiple lines that were too long (for ex. apt and suite numbers) and finally uploading it all into our shipping software. Which means we can start printing!

We're going to begin printing shipping labels this week and when your label is printed you will receive an automated e-mail with tracking information. As we simply don't have the processing power or enough hours in the day to get them all out at once (and coupled with school and work) we are going to do our best to ship all of the pledges in the next two and a half weeks, if you don't receive a tracking e-mail please try wait at least two weeks before sending a message to us asking about your pledge; We've received a huge influx of messages lately that Paul has been handling and basically the more time we spend answering messages the less time we have to pack and ship.

Other than that everything is looking great, and thank you again for the continued support and patience. We are very happy with the quality of the final product and can't wait for everyone to receive their new wallets!

-Paul and Daniel

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Comments

    1. Creator Dynamic Adventures Inc. on May 31, 2013

      Got mine and it is amazing, great work!

    2. Creator Tim P, #39 on May 28, 2013

      Was there an email about the "timeline for the TITANIUM" yet? Just curious since I happen to be out of country and away from home and of stable Internet America

    3. Creator Jonathan on May 28, 2013

      Nothing received yet (in the UK). No email or tracking information. I could we get an update as to what to expect with regards to delivery times, expected delivery.

    4. Creator Joshua Keene on May 28, 2013

      This is my two weeks notice.

    5. Creator vlad kulikov on May 28, 2013

      No tracking email.

    6. Creator Allan Sparke on May 27, 2013

      Hi Guys, I haven't received a tracking mail yet can you advise if there is a delay?

    7. Creator Gaston Ragnar Rippinger on May 27, 2013

      I just got mine in the mail today (Germany) and am absolutely delighted!
      Never saw a tracking email, but that might very well be because I use a different email account for online stuff and I only rarely look at the things I receive there (made the package even more of a great surprise because I did not expect this)

      Thanks and keep it up.

    8. Creator Dave Wilkes on May 26, 2013

      Still haven't recieved a tracking email yet...in PA. Goin on two weeks since last update.

    9. Creator Michael O'Brien on May 26, 2013

      Still waiting in Australia - filled out the survey over a month ago too :/

    10. Creator Yiannys Degermentzidis on May 25, 2013

      Still haven't received confirmation email tracking id or anything. I am in the US and see that many people have already gotten it in Europe. Just wanted to make sure everything was ok and wanted to see exactly when I would be receiving the product.

    11. Creator Kjel Beks on May 25, 2013

      I received mine today!
      dispatched from USA on 19th, so great delivery time. looks cool!

      going to try it out from now on....
      I am a bit worried cutting the elastics while putting in my cards over time....
      But time will tell!

      Looks great quality! no problems putting in money or cards. i actually like the money clip to be tight.

    12. Creator Vahid Pourahmary on May 24, 2013

      Not happy with the product, both the card holder and the money clip are too tight. I also realized I have to take all my cards out, to get one of them, which is very impractical.

      On the plus side, you can tell is good quality.

    13. Creator Thorsten Offermann on May 23, 2013

      Also still Waiting of an shippment Email or Tracking ID. Hope ist will come soon.
      TO From Germany, Cologne

      P.s hat jemand aus Deutschland seines schon oder ne Email versandbestätigung ??

    14. Creator Hugh Quigley on May 23, 2013

      I just received my in Ireland. It was dispatched from USA on 19th so that's great going. Very impressed so far . For all euro users out there I folded them 3 times so they are flush with the rest of the ridge. Just have to go shopping now to text ;)
      Thanks guys this is my second kick starter project but the first one I received

    15. Creator Kjel Beks on May 23, 2013

      Still waiting in the Netherlands....

      When i check the tracking ID last update is from May 19 Los angeles.

      Hope i get mine soon!

    16. Creator Russell Brown on May 22, 2013

      My Ridge came in about a week ago, I love it. I don't really use the money clip because I find that the money was getting in the way when I was trying to push the cards out. I dont know if this is because I am Left handed or what but I dont really care cash on me anyways so it is not a big deal. I just really like the low profile of this wallet yet still easy to get to what you need. Thanks !! I am happy this was my 1st kickstarter project I backed

    17. Creator Dominik Nill on May 22, 2013

      Still waiting in Germany. No tracking id, no ridge... Awful

    18. Creator Chris Taylor on May 22, 2013

      Has anyone from the UK received any shipping notification or delivery at all?

    19. Creator Dan Southwick on May 21, 2013

      I filled out my survey and gave my address months ago. Still no tracking number or shipping notification. What gives?

    20. Creator Briggs Willoughby on May 21, 2013

      Just got mine. Pretty much as advertised and very nice. I use the money clip to hold my keycard from work on the outside as the metal blocks it inside. It works well for that.
      The designers and ME's where I work have commented and complemented the design. Well done.
      A few tidbits/ suggestions: The packaging was pretty much destroyed in shipping. No big deal, as the product is fine, but something to think about.
      The outer edges are a little sharp to hold, maybe you could throw a little more chamfer on to smooth them out.
      The plastic seems thick, I think you could still have a very high degree of rigidity if you cut the thickness down. Obviously you are limited by the mechanical constraints of the rivet fasteners, but if you could source ones that require less z height you could improve the design.
      Very happy with the product!

    21. Creator Alex Rubenstein on May 21, 2013

      Received mine a couple of days ago. As many have noted about the money clip, it is very stiff but holds a good wad of bills in once you force them in from the folded side. The elastic itself is fantastic, and I have no trouble fitting in a good eight cards or so in there, and easy to remove. Similarly, the insetted thumb pusher works quite simply to get my cards out.

      I do worry that the black side may get a bit worn from scratching from my keys if they are in the same pocket. It's a nice change from the wallet and I've gotten some nice comments! Thanks!

    22. Creator Milo Varnadoe on May 21, 2013

      Just received my Ridge. Impressed with the construction and design. I too have tested money clip and if I have more than 4 bills, I will use the clip. Less than that, I will fold twice and just add it against the grain of the cards, in the middle of the cards. Yes, it will poke out of the side, but it's not going anywhere. Definitely needs to be some sort of tension adjustment on the clip. A few bills kept getting caught on the side rivets as well. My only regret is getting one without the logo so that I can help advertise. I will definitely be showing it off every chance I get. Nice job! Congratulations! Thanks guys!

    23. Creator Michael O'Brien on May 21, 2013

      Patiently waiting for mine... still... >_<

    24. Creator Eric Chon on May 20, 2013

      Received mine today. Looks very classy and the build quality is top-notch. I don't generally carry cash so I couldn't test the money clip, but the cards work very well. Fits in my pocket perfectly also! A very happy customer so far. Thanks!

    25. Creator Warren Cureton on May 20, 2013

      Ok, it has been a few days since i got my ridge. Here is my review
      1. meets my need of being low profile in front pocket as designed!!!
      2. build is spot on and I am getting very good at getting cards out per instructions that came with ridge.
      3 holds cards very well
      4. the money clip is a fail to the degree i tore a dollar trying to get it in. the clip is too stiff as well as it being a little sharp on the bent part to cut a line in the dollar that i was trying to get in. I have put a 3 -20 dollar bill stack in easier, but it should not be this hard to do. I will work on it to see if it gives over time, but a redesign is needed to be functional out of the box.

      Overall I am happy with the Ridge and will use it and display it with pride. Just work on the money clip and you golden!!!!

    26. Creator Steven Harary on May 20, 2013

      Just got my ridge. It's great for cards. Not south for cash. I can't seem to lift the money clip to get my cash in. Needs to be easier and more malleable

    27. Creator John Nolcox 4th on May 20, 2013

      Got my package today, very please with it. Great Job guys.

    28. Creator Corbin Atkinson on May 20, 2013

      Received my wallet and am very happy. I do have a few problems with it. First of all.. the money clip seems really tight until you actually put cash under it. I don't carry a lot of cash so it's not a major concern for me, but I took a twenty and stuck it in after folding it over twice (4 sheets thick) and it moved around quite easily. I'm not overly confident that my money isn't going to fall out one of the many times I pull the wallet out of my pocket. I imagine that a wad of folded over cash will be fine and I've thought about putting one of my store cards on the outside to keep cash tight when need be. My only other issue (just took it out of the box 30 minutes ago) is that it had a small blemish/scratch on the black side of it. Again, I'll live and I'm sure it'll get many more, but I'm kind of annoyed that a brand new item had a scratch on it. The glossy side makes a good mirror thought it will be a fingerprint magnet and it'll take me some practice to "master" the removal and addition of cards. I'm very happy with it and it is certainly worth wait (for those still waiting on theres).

    29. Creator Ron Dirksen on May 20, 2013

      Received the packet on Saturday - it looks and works as advertised. Many thanks and all the best.

    30. Creator John on May 19, 2013

      Got the shipment details yesterday! It's on it's way to The Netherlands!

    31. Creator Ken Jones on May 18, 2013

      Just got my email this morning. By the look of things USPS takes about two weeks (ish) for delivery to Australia. Really looking forward to receiving my wallet. I'll drop by with a comment when it arrives so other international backers can get an idea of wait times for their shipments.

    32. Creator Joseph Hagerty on May 17, 2013

      Got mine today! Love it so far.

      The clip seems pretty strong; I tested it with two bills, and it had no trouble keeping the bills secure after many reps of retrieving it from my pocket. Just don't be a savage about it.

    33. Creator Erik on May 16, 2013

      According to the tracking I should be receiving mine today :D

    34. Creator Jay Won on May 16, 2013

      After some examination of the pictures, I feel like the clip part will be lousy and disappointing. Even in the video they don't really go into proud detail how the money clip is remarkable

    35. Creator Joseph Effendy on May 16, 2013

      What email will the tracking information be sent FROM?

      My email filters are high and I don't want to miss this email. I want to make sure your email gets to my inbox.

      Thanks.

    36. Creator Jason on May 15, 2013

      Good to hear that :)
      Keep up the good work!

    37. Creator Craig Leggat on May 15, 2013

      Yes, please mark this as "gift" or "sample" when sending the the UK. Charges are high.

    38. Creator peter brainard on May 15, 2013

      It's a learning experience. This delay won't cause anyone to die. Being a project manager, I know first hand that estimations can vary and inexperienced managers make mistakes. All you can do at this point is mitigate (which you're doing), fix the issue and, most importantly, take your lessons learned and apply them to the next project. Seriously, put it in a spreadsheet: What happened, why it happened, how you dealt with it and what should happen in your planning the next time around. That way, you can apply those lessons to future scenarios.
      I'd say, what you did right, is to communicate thoroughly. You may be late, things may change, but as long as you remove the mystery and explain your situation, most people tend to understand. In fact, you may get people who say, "Hey, I know a guy...". Regardless, you'll never, ever, ever please anyone, even if it's a cure for cancer, someone will say, "Yeah, but does it come in strawberry flavor?"
      Good work.

    39. Creator Vikki S. on May 15, 2013

      Just wanted to thank you for being so up front and HONEST about the delays and not hiding them. I personally support Kickstarter projects like yours because I ACCEPT that you will have a learning curve--- ESPECIALLY with a campaign as successful as yours was. I'm quite sure you weren't expecting this scale of production for a FIRST run. I'm quite sure you weren't thinking of 5000+ backers on a concept like this. I'm quite sure your intentions of a month looked great and promising as you totally did your homework on the project, but with the scope of this EVERY DELAY is understandable.
      In fact, I bought this wallet as a gift for my husband FOR FATHER'S DAY - knowing full well the delays were going to happen. They do to MANY MANY Kickstarter projects for a wide variety or reasons.
      So, add me to the pile of people who understand the delays, very much look forward to your product and pursuit of excellence amidst the learning curve that needs to happen.
      You guys had the courage to get it together, put it out on Kickstarter, and haul heiney to make it happen - and stay honest about the process. Ignore the naysayers. I'm sure they'll appreciate your time management to not respond to them.

    40. Creator Paul Yarmer on May 15, 2013

      I understand from a business standpoint, you don't want to spend money on enlisting help, especially since you already have said money from all of us, but all these delays are a bit off-putting. In a retail situation, customers would be jumping ship and finding someplace else to go with stock readily available. I don't like to see fundraisers on KS (seem to) take advantage of how this system works.

      I was extremely excited about this product when I first backed it, but that's now evolved to anxiety and wonderment when I'll finally see this product in my possession.

      Here's hoping this is the last delay we'll see!

    41. Creator MrFester on May 15, 2013

      Darn it, was hoping to get it before I left the country next week. Oh well, something to look forward to when I get back.

    42. Creator funktakula on May 15, 2013

      Are these being marked as gifts for UK pledges?

      this will avoid customs charges

    43. Creator Olivier on May 14, 2013

      Can we get a photo of the green elastic one?

    44. Creator Devin Ward on May 14, 2013

      Can't wait for this, was staring at my gigantic wallet filled with cards today on my desk and starting hoping for an update and here one is, pumped for the shipping email!

    45. Creator Gaston Ragnar Rippinger on May 14, 2013

      Thanks for the update!
      Loving the look in the pictures :)

    46. Creator Chris McMillan on May 14, 2013

      Great to hear that we're getting close. Totally understandable given the volume of orders. You shouldn't need to hire a staff to send our tracking info. :)

    47. Creator SarcasmCheck on May 14, 2013

      Thanks for the update. I think most of us understand that such a huge volume will take some time to get out.

    48. Creator Moose Man on May 14, 2013

      Excellent and thanks for the update.

    49. Creator Christopher Houghton on May 14, 2013

      Just to reiterate....looking forward to the product and keep up the hard work. Thanks!

    50. Creator Christopher Houghton on May 14, 2013

      Perhaps with all the dough you guys raised for this, you could hire some help? Seems the time you need for school and work was not considered when starting this endeavor. Is Paul in school too?
      Anyway, perhaps you can sense my frustration with the delays...but it is only because I have been excited for this product the day I backed it (for 85 bones) and that excitement gets jaded with every update containing delays.
      Maybe US based manufacturing could be considered moving forward?