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A specially engineered wallet that protects you from pickpockets, identity theft, RFID scanning. Slim, sexy, secure. Read more

Santa Rosa, CA Fashion
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A specially engineered wallet that protects you from pickpockets, identity theft, RFID scanning. Slim, sexy, secure.

Santa Rosa, CA Fashion
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Project Description

PRIVATES was conceived from an unguarded moment when someone took advantage of my young daughter and stole her wallet. This ended her fun at the fair. As someone who has created many patents over the years for a ton of products, I decided to invent a new type of wallet that could correct this problem - a wallet that is secure, ergonomically fashioned, and simply cool. 

The initial concept for PRIVATES dealt only with loss, but quickly the project took on a life of it's own. Identity theft, pickpockets, RFID scanning, and many other threats cause all of us grief. The engineering of PRIVATES wallets addresses these issues while keeping them fully functional for everyday use. 

PRIVATES is uniquely designed to physically attach to your clothing, inside a purse, backpack, briefcase pocket, or whatever you sling around. You can't easily drop it, lose it, leave it behind, or get it stolen.

PRIVATES is attractively slim, virtually unnoticeable, and totally secure -- it will not detach from your clothes until you're ready. 

PRIVATES has a solid flexible frame, which will not contort or stretch -- it will maintain its function as well as shape. PRIVATES is covered in a soft pliable leather or leather like material. To date, we have a shell prototype -- as seen above. The following, brief animation shows how the wallet opens up to store your cards, money, and other valuables:

Get Rhythm - The PRIVATES Dance

The convenient transparent window allows for easy and quick viewing of whatever identity card you want instantly visible. Mock driver's license shown for demonstration purposes.

PRIVATE wallets are available in blue denim, black, white, khaki, and gray.

Designed to be secure

The spring steel card holder of this one-of-a-kind wallet displays your prominent ID, and securely holds the rest of your private stuff: credit cards, room key, business cards, currency, condoms - whatever is valuable that you need easy access to. These items will stay secure until you need them.

AND watch out for the gotit-dudes - they out there!

PRIVATES simplifies and streamlines your life: you will have everything necessary for day to day transactions in a small, slim, attractive container. AND it is completely secure - the only secure wallet on the planet

In today's world, everything is speeding up, including the savvy of tech crooks, and they're constantly trolling for an easy mark: they want your identity, they want your money -- they want YOU. NO MORE. Only you will know where your PRIVATES wallet is.

PRIVATES: Designed to blend in with your clothes - not stand out:

Avoid the condition known as Walletectomy!

Studies have shown that those who keep a stuffed wallet in their back pocket often suffer from SCIATICA - ACK ACK!!! The possibility was first reported in an article in the “New England Journal of Medicine” in 1966. Avoid this! PRIVATES wallets are the answer!

Takin' PRIVATES For A Spin

We took PRIVATES out for a spin on a bar crawl the other night - major thumbs up - made us happy!

Our Solid Works Cad is already complete, patents applied for, trademark registered. Presently, during our funding timeframe, we are sourcing qualified manufacturers. 

Once funding is in place we are ready to proceed with tooling for the samples, testing, and then production.

Once we have shipped wallets to those of you participating in this fun venture, our reps (who we have in place from other projects we've done in the past) will begin an exhaustive marketing campaign to Wal Mart, Target, Macys, QVC, As Seen on TV, CVS, Walgreens, and more.

Our second stage of marketing will include online distribution, with Amazon and other such vendors.

and PRIVATES is sexy: (u knew that)

Why We Want Your Input on Colors Now

It is important we receive your color selections and choice of "faux" or "real" leather right away, this will help us determine what is popular and that, in turn, will be very valuable for marketing purposes.

Risks and challenges

We have already begun the process for globally sourcing this product, with quality control firms already in place. Tooling, final selection of materials, and other production issues could impact our schedule. We will be staying in close contact with you to let you know if any such situation arises. With our past experience developing products we are fully prepared to minimize any such potential delays.

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    Our humble thanks, e-mail follow-up on future projects and a shout out! Every dollar makes a difference! Oh, and hey, if you're ever in Sonoma County - The Wine County - we'll give ya a huge hug!

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    ONE PRIVATES WALLET: "Faux" leather, you choose the color. You will also receive e-mail follow-up on future projects and a warm thanks! Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    ONE PRIVATES WALLET: Real leather, you choose the color. You will also receive e-mail follow-up on future projects and, of course, our grateful thanks! Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    ONE PRIVATES WALLET: "Faux" leather, you choose the color. You will also receive e-mail follow-up on future projects and a loud out shout! Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    ONE PRIVATES WALLET: Real leather, you choose the color. You will also receive e-mail follow-up on future projects and our humble acknowledgement! Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    ONE PRIVATES WALLET/MEMBERSHIP: "Faux" leather, you choose the color. You will also receive membership in the PRIVATES Club where you will get first look at new projects deals. Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    12 backers

    ONE PRIVATES WALLET/MEMBERSHIP: Real leather, you choose the color. You will also receive membership in the PRIVATES Club where you will get first look at new projects deals. Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    LIMITED EDITION/MEMBERSHIP -- Our Package of Five wallets, one in each of our colors for your clothing hue choice. "Faux" leather. Limited Edition PRIVATES wallets will be specially marked per ordered pledge with a unique sequential number. You will also receive membership in the PRIVATES Club where you will get first look at new projects deals. Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    LIMITED EDITION/MEMBERSHIP -- Our Package of Five wallets, one in each of our colors for your clothing hue choice. Real leather. Limited Edition PRIVATES wallets will be specially marked per ordered pledge with a unique sequential number. You will also receive membership in the PRIVATES Club where you will get first look at new projects deals. Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    Pledge $150 or more
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    5 backers

    PRESENT FOR FRIENDS OR FAMILY! We'll send our Package of Five wallets -- "faux" or leather in a specially designed gift wrapped box to anyone you choose. You will also receive membership in the PRIVATES Club where you will get first look at new projects deals. Domestic shipping included. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    GOLD MEMBERSHIP! First, you get an exclusive membership to the GOLD CLUB. You're welcomed as an ADVISORY MEMBER (certificate included) which allows you to provide feedback on how we create this product and others we have in the pipe. You get exclusive FIRST LOOKS at all new products and FIRST access to products for purchase. You'll also receive our our Package of Five wallets: "faux" or real leather, your choice. OR if you'd like us to send a Package of Five wallets in one in our specially designed gift boxes to whoever you want – on this planet of course – you got it! (Extra terrestrial addresses require additional postage.) And, as a bonus bonus, if you visit our beautiful wine county, Sonoma County, we'll whisk you out to dinner to one of our award-winning restaurants. We know the spots! Bubbly! Fun! Great food!

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    Pledge $1,500 or more
    About $1,500 USD

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    THE AMAZING CELEBRITY CLOONEY OFFER! We will track down a celebrity of your choice and send them one PRIVATES wallet with a PERSONAL note tucked inside from you. No guarantees, but we do have multiple contacts in the industry, and we have our ways. Donate at this generous level and we'll put in some serious time for you. Also, of course, you will also receive GOLD MEMBERSHIP in the PRIVATES Club, establishing you as an ADVISORY MEMBER: this allows you to provide feedback on how we create this product and the others we have in the pipe. You will get an exclusive FIRST LOOKS at all new products and FIRST access to products for purchase. And when you visit our beautiful wine county, Sonoma County, we'll escort you out to dinner at one of our award-winning restaurants in the vineyards. And if George Clooney happens to be at the same restaurant, well, hey!

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    0 backers Limited (72 left of 72)

    THE I'M CRAZY AS A LOON DONATION! For this absurd amount of money, we will fly to wherever you are in mainland U.S., swoop down and pick you up in our private plane, then fly you to beautiful Sonoma County - The Wine Country - where we live and work. We pamper you in a luxurious hotel with a free massage, hot tub, champagne (or some local, award winning wine), and let you indulge in incredible food to die for. Finally, if you're not overdone, the PRIVATES team limos you to a world renown restaurant, overlooking lush vineyards. Or, if you'd rather, we roll along the redwood lined Russian River, out to the Pacific Ocean for a special meal and drinks. Yes, it's crazy. But hey, gotta get crazy once in your life. And, of course, a wallet and lots of hugs. (Maybe a free stapler, who knows).

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Funding period

- (30 days)