The Compact Wallet is function reduced to it's simplest form. Securely holds up to 12 cards and a little bit of cash... Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 1, 2013.
About this project
What we carry every day needs to be simple...
We've been trying to pare down and simplify the things we carry every day, especially our wallets. After years of searching for the perfect minimalist wallet, we finally decided to design a wallet for ourselves. We were so happy with the results, we figured that other people might like it just as much.
The design of the Compact Wallet reduces the functions down to their bare minimums: a powder-coated metal plate provides a stiffening spine for the wallet, and the notches on either end make it easy to access cards inside the stack; the elastic band holds everything together securely, yet provides easy access to the items within.
The two images above show the Compact Wallet with seven cards and a couple folded bills. Other people testing the prototypes carry as many as twelve cards, plus cash.
Kickstarter Campaign and Project Schedule
The design and pilot production run have already been completed. This Kickstarter campaign, if successful, will allow us to ramp up production and develop some simple packaging.
Early Adopters and backers choosing the Limited Edition Kickstarter-green Compact Wallets will have theirs shipped out as soon as the Kickstarter funding period is completed -- anticipated to occur mid-May. Others should receive their Compact Wallets in July, after additional plates and bands are ordered and completed.
Designed and Manufactured in Massachusetts
We knew we wanted to keep the manufacturing here in the United States, and were fortunate enough to find great partners for the plates and the bands right here in Massachusetts. Helping the local economy!
Risks and challenges
No project is completely without risk, but there are no technical challenges remaining. We've already built a pilot production run (as shown in all the images above) and have been testing The Compact Wallet for over five months.
Initial orders will be pulled from the pilot production run. A larger run of plates and bands will be ordered upon the successful completion of the Kickstarter funding period. Based on the production time for the pilot run, we anticipate all Kickstarter orders to be mailed out in July.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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