A specially engineered wallet that protects you from pickpockets, identity theft, RFID scanning. Slim, sexy, secure. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 17, 2013.
About this project
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Is there any plan to add a chain hook? I'd like to secure the wallet with a chain of some sort - TBog
Will talk with inventor, see what's the what, let you know - thanks!
Talked with The Man and he said when he goes overseas to talk with the toolers, he'll check it out. Will let you know..........This Ron
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