About this project
Dango Products is a company that nurtures and cultivates neat ideas! Not only do we thrive on solving daily problems with simple solutions, but we also aspire to provide life experiences with a sense of style and uniqueness. At Dango Products, we want to tell extraordinary stories through design and experience. Whether you are giving us a virtual fist bump, sharing our product through your social media or pledging, your support is critical to Dango Products' success. Thank you for joining us in our mission of bringing quality product to the market - fitting an active lifestyle with industrial design.
The Dango Wallet's sleek form factor presents clean lines and emphasizes a look of precision. It is designed to elevate the experience of your conventional wallet. Each wallet is made and assembled in the USA, ensuring exceptional quality. The fine, genuine leather is lined with a plush microfiber, then sewn together and secured with stainless steel bolts to a lightweight CNC machined 6061, aerospace grade aluminum chassis. Based on the Dango Wallet's design and material properties, the wallet is RFID resistant, keeping your information safe. The silicone band's durable and elastic properties keeps everything together, while also functioning as a money clip. By blending these high quality materials, Dango Wallets offer a balanced tactile feel of warmth and cold, soft but strong, smooth yet rugged.
The Dango Wallet is an everyday tool and is created for the utilitarian. It is packed with functionality. The removable Dango Multi-tool is perfectly stowed into the Dango Wallet, acting as its sidekick. With more than 14 different ways to use them together, the user is ready for any adventure or situation.
- Handcrafted and Made in USA
- Designed to hold up to 12 cards (business or credit cards) RFID blocking.
- Keeps your information secure. Made from 6061 aerospace grade CNC'd aluminum, weighs just over 2 ounces.
- Built in bottle opener
- Genuine top grain leather that is secured to the Dango Wallet chassis with mil-spec bolts. Super slim profile. Just over 0.3 inches thick when 6 cards are inside of the wallet.
- TSA compliant (when the Dango Multi-tool is removed)
- Available with a removable, heat treated, CNC'd high carbon stainless steel Dango Multi-tool with over 14 functions. Some functions include a saw, knife, paracord tensioner, 10/15mm hex, smartphone stand, nail pryer, ruler, etc. The multi-tool is easily removable from the wallet and can be either checked or left at home when traveling.
How does it work?
The D01 was designed for the sophisticated individual with an edge. We wanted to incorporate clean lines with contrasting materials and textures. From the boardroom, to a night out on the town, to a cruise down the coast, the Dapper Wallet is there by your side and has your back.
It is offered in two color options: a Clear Anodized Aluminum Chassis, Black Silicone Band and either Golden Whiskey Brown Leather or Jet Black Leather with Stainless Steel Mil-Spec Bolts. Yeah it's a mouth full of stuff, but it comes together neatly in one sleek package.
The Tactical Wallet was designed for the outdoor enthusiast that loves to keep things clean and needs to have tools easily accessible. There are over 14 functions built in. The Dango MT02 Multi-Tool slides into the cavity where the cards sit. When engaged, the multi-tool can nest securely into the safety locks built into the wallet chassis- allowing for easy sawing, cutting and protection. Common tools are built in: hexes, para cord cutter, nail pryer, knife, saw and even a phone stand. We thought of everything and think that you will be pleased with all of the functions built into such a small package.
The Tactical Wallet is offered in two color options: Jet Black Anodized Chassis, Black Silicone Band, Jet Black Genuine Top Grain Leather and Jet Black Mil-Spec Bolts or, Raw uncoated Aluminum Chassis, Black Silicone Band, Brown Raw Hide Leather and Stainless Mil-Spec Bolts. The Dango MT02 Multi-Tool is made from high carbon, heat treated, corrosion resistant stainless steel and it is included with the T01 Tactical Wallet.
Functions of the Dango MT02 Multi-Tool:
The Dango MT02 Multi-Tool has index points that lock safely into the chassis. This allows the wallet and multi-tool to offer several functions. The first row of engagement reveals a knife and serrated saw. Engage to the second row and you can fit your fingers into the multi-tool and grip the wallet as a handle for more leverage. If more space is required, the multi-tool can be engaged to the leading edge of the wallet frame. To use the multi-tool's other functions, simply flip it around. The multi-tool serves atleast 14 functions. To stow it again, the flat side of the multi-tool is faced on the backside of the wallet with the thumb tab pointed up.
We have made several rounds of prototypes leading up to the design that we have settled on bringing to the market. It has taken several months and we are really excited to present you with what we have developed. Through progressive development, we have learned a lot and went through several changes to provide the best product possible. We designed the Dango Wallet to express yourself and suit your needs. We want you to be satisfied and pleased with our wallet. That is why the design and development process is so important to us. We are ready to go for production and have already lined up proven production partners.
To provide the best quality product, we strategically chose CNC machining for the manufacturing process of the Dango Wallet chassis. The most challenging part was balancing aesthetics and manufacturing costs to the look, function, experience and MSRP that we felt was most appropriate for this product. We are experienced in machining and really feel that it makes the product pop. It is a labor of love and you will see it in what you receive.
We have done extensive research partnering with the best suppliers and machine shops in the business to keep production running smoothly. We have already conducted pre-production runs without issue and feel confident that we can start production immediately after the campaign ends. We are committed to providing quality product and meeting demand as needed. Our suppliers have dedicated capacity to support our project, ensuring that product can be delivered timely.
Charlie has traveled extensively throughout the world for the past 5 years, learning about design, development and production. He has gained an understanding of what it takes to design, manufacture and ship good quality product, all while being on a tight schedule and meeting critical deadlines. He is passionate about product and functional design. He has always wanted to make "cool" products that people can relate to and see value in.
Thuan’s goal is to build and cultivate a progressive world where art and design matter in people's lives. Working for companies like Element Case, Focus Design and Speck Design, he has experience in both a hands on and advisory roles of design: everything from ideation and sketching through 3D CAD and product CMF (colors, materials and finishes). Over the years, Thuan has developed a keen eye for superior aesthetics and an in-depth understanding of how design can not only build a creative culture, but also inspire a creative lifestyle.
Risks and challenges
We have taken every precaution to make sure our products meet our strict quality standards, from using the highest quality materials to performing product strength tests. Now, with your support, we are ready to launch. The product 'first articles' are approved, and we are ready to enter mass production.
We have many years of design, development and production experience under our belts, and are confident that we can have product shipped on targeted dates. We have managed out the unknowns to the best of our abilities, but as people who care deeply about the things we make, we will communicate with you throughout the process so that you know exactly when to expect your shipment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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