About this project
- Simplicity- Ultimate thin, so it’s suitable for any occasion. Non-compartmental modern design, which is easy for storing and keeping things organized.
- Security - Flexible RFID-blocking and sealed design has perfectly protected your cards, bills, and other small personal items.
- Intuition - With a swipe of a thumb (just like unlocking your phone) users can reveal their cards privately, and all at once in under a second.
Have you ever been unable to find your card with a huge line of buyers waiting behind you? Are you worried about the rain getting your bills wet? Did you know that back pain could result from your thick wallet? There are even more problems. Check out this list of ten problems that could occur while carrying a wallet!
There are several problems that traditional wallets could cause. Card wallets, although sturdy, still cause many problems. Money clips are the most unsafe options, although they may seem easy and convenient. We think the following problems with the existing wallet designs hinder efficiency:
Over-design: You do not need to have so many things on you.
Insecure: Not the first for safety.
Not-intuitive: Ignore user experience.
We based our design on Zen thinking, taking into consideration the design principles of a good wallet:
Learn more about Flexible RFID security
Learn more about Optimal capacity
ZENLET minimal design of no compartment, for you to put the cards casually; And there when you slide open ZENLET again, you'll find out all the cards have been neatly arranged automatically perfect. Just like magic, isn’t it?
In this test, ZENLET demonstrated its waterproof and lightweight, which means that even if your ZENLET is dropped into the water, just take your time to right. (Reminder: the provision of ZENLET waterproof is based on the general use, but not includes the case of prolonged immersion)
In this test, ZENLET plays the advantages of its simple mechanism, dealt with gently. Thin surface with only 0.03kg could bear more than a thousand times than its weight in indifferent still.
It is an extreme test that ZENLET is filled of cards, falling down to the ground from a 10m height. This height is further than any higher anticipated falling accidents, and ZENLET remained intact. Forget the days of your slim wallet accidentally scattering and picking up your cards off the pavement. ZENLET no longer allows that happening.
To ZENLET, simplicity means better quality, lower price, fewer resources, and a more user-friendly design. We believe that these are the core value of a product and our customers really care about. We pursuit the pure spirit of Zen. Zen helps us establish design principles through our brainstorming process. Our motto is: “Bring the most fulfillment with the least design by enduing objects with a spirit of Zen.”
Thus the ZENLET was born.
Risks and challenges
We divided into three sections to illustrate our reactions and plannings for the predictable challenges and risks:
ZENLET production is a concept proposed from the Zen thinking. The greatest challenge to implement this concept in practice is: How do the least amount of component designed to open a slide-opening switch that allows users to easily expand all the cards with one hand? In this section, we spent a lot of time researching, developing and designing, passing through times of proofing, revising and numerous tests. Today, as products showed in films, are indeed fulfilled the expectations.
ZENLET parts, separated into ABS / PC, TPU and stainless steel three materials, require three sets of metal molds for mass production. Some parts are particular about exquisite precision. Contrary to the general wallet, the difficulty and cost of making must be much higher, is why we set a higher amount of fund-raising and the need to rely on your support.
We conservatively rather than exaggerated estimate the time needed for the manufacture and packaging, which the purpose is to serve ZENLET to the backers hands in the committal time. In addition, we tend to prioritize sending the areas requiring a longer delivery time, so that all the backers can get them at a similar time. Of course, if all the work completed ahead of schedule and we are very glad to let this thing early realization!
Having said that, knowing that there may be unanticipated challenges along the way, and in the true spirit of crowd funding, we intend to be totally transparent with any hurdles that we encounter and will keep you up to date. At the moment, we think the biggest challenge will be how to make ZENLET spread to the world. We hope by using social media, blogs and you sharing this project, together we can drive enough traffic to make ZENLET a success!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
It really depends on the thickness of your card because the maximum ZENLET can take is 7 cards. For example, if all cards have bulged engravings, then the amount of cards can be held is 6 or 5. If you decide to have all bills, then it could hold up to 15 bills otherwise it should hold up 4 cards and 6 bills.
Yes, ZENLET has no separated layers. The thickness of ZENLET is 10mm however when you minus the 1.5mm of the outer case, there are still 7mm of space. Therefore, you can place any small objects such as; coins, bills, small keys, SD card etc. and it will not affect the function of the sliding compartment which will still allow bills and cards to be visible when slide out. On how to place objects in, please take a look at Update#2
We decide to choose a weaker magnetic strength without actual contact to the card so proper ejecting and inputting will not result in demagnetizing. However, it is not guaranteed due to the different usage as well as the strength of anti-demagnetize card. Since magnetic cards are easily damaged and hazardous, it is being eliminated all around the world. So please take a look at this article. http://on.wsj.com/1jRqSJQ Also, We will release two versions; with/without magnet, you may choose which version you would like. Whether or not the magnet will not affect the compartment space, more information will be posted in the Updates.
One can reach RFID block by simply putting a card between 2 metal sheets, but it is not assumed that everyone will need this function (some might want to use the card without ejecting it) so our ZENLET design only requires one metal side. Those cards between RFID security card and ZENLET's metal side will be blocked while other cards still remain RFID-free to provide convenience.
Of course you may choose black or white for both.
Do not worry, just simply share us with your friends and ask them to do the same. As we are shared by 3000 people before the campaign is over, we will compliment one for every backer. Otherwise, you may receive one for just an additional $9.00 ($18.00 for two).
Please take a look on our Facebook page.
Please pledge for the right amount of money before the fundraising end. At the end of the fundraise, we will send out an email to inquire about color, version, addition selections, shipping address and confirm the amount through Kickstarter.
Just by changing the sum of the pledge:
Add One Black-OR-White ZENLET Just for another $29.00
Add Two Black-OR-White ZENLET Just for another $55.00
Add One Color ZENLET Just for another $35.00
Add Two Color ZENLET Just for another $59.00
For example, if you have chosen “One color ZENLET”, but now want to add another 3, and then just add another $94.00 on top of the pledge which is equivalent to $59.00 plus $35.00. Just a kind reminder, if your quantities exceed 5, then ZENLET collector will be the best choice. You can download this calculator to summarize the total pledge amount: http://bit.ly/1rjZqtV (The options that are not listed is free in this campaign)
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