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A precision polycarbonate wallet engineered from the ground up. It's fast, sleek and customizable enough to fit any style.
A precision polycarbonate wallet engineered from the ground up. It's fast, sleek and customizable enough to fit any style.
576 backers pledged $20,279 to help bring this project to life.

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KICKSTARTER COMPLETE: You can still preorder a glider today to ensure an early ship date. PREORDER NOW

INTRODUCING THE GLIDER

The patent pending Glider is a modern wallet that emulates the things you love about your smartphone. The Glider has a thin and beautiful hard shell design, so it fits in perfectly with your gadgets. All your cards glide out effortlessly with the swipe of a finger, just like unlocking your phone. It's a result of years of prototyping and It's the first of its kind. It's also extremely light and durable, making it perfect for an active lifestyle.

  • ONE HAND USE: Flick out and swipe cards without removing.

  • CUSTOMIZABLE: 10 potential color choices for each piece.

  • SLEEK: Beautiful high shine finish and rounded edges.

  • THIN & LIGHT: Almost undetectable in your pocket.

  • DURABLE: Solid body construction made from Polycarbonate.

  • VERSATILE: Fits casual, sport and formal styles.

ONE HAND USE

The Glider holds FIVE cards and can swipe TWO cards without removing them. Perfect for debit, credit or access cards. The cards are held firmly in place at the perfect distance for swiping. No more searching for, taking out and putting back in the same few cards. Another THREE cards slide out from the bottom. We found most people don't use more than FIVE cards. So why carry cards you never use?

CASH INSERT

Each glider comes with one cash insert which lets you use the Glider how you want. Fill the bottom section with just cards, cash or a combination of the two. Slide cash in and out of the glider just as easy as a card. Cash is held snugly in place within the insert, which stays inside the Glider. There are three insert thickness variations, each related to the number of cards you wish to displace with cash. You can choose from any of the three options below.

SLEEK

With a firm Polycarbonate shell and perfectly rounded edges, the glider resembles a miniature smartphone more than a traditional wallet. Complexities were designed out over the past year to give you a clean and simple design.

    THIN AND LIGHT

    • At 0.65 ounces the Glider almost floats in your pocket. 

    • With a 7.5 mm (0.296") body it rivals the thinnest smartphones.

DURABLE

With a solid body made from Polycarbonate, the glider is tough and strong. It won't tear, stretch or fall apart at the seams like leather and fabrics can. It can be submerged in water without damaging it and it won't absorb sweat. It is resistant to stains and can be washed easily. You can keep it on you where you'd leave other wallets behind. Its perfect for a run or workout.

VERSATILE

Light and durable for sports, but still sleek enough to slip in a suit pocket.

CUSTOMIZABLE COLORS - EXTENDED GOAL 

One new color will be unlocked every $1000 past our goal for up to 10 total colors. You get to vote for your favorite colors to be unlocked first! After colors are unlocked, an interactive website will allow you to mix and match these colors on the spot. The results will be displayed almost instantly to give you a better feel for your design. You'll be able to design your glider once the Kickstarter ends. See more details below.

NOTE: These are painted prototypes meant to replicate the look of the final injected molded version. The final colors shades will vary slightly and have a higher shine.

10 COLORS: (Top Row) Black, iron gray, aluminum gray, white. (Bottom Row) Magenta, red, purple, sky blue, KICKSTARTER GREEN, yellow-gold.

UNLOCKING COLORS - EXTENDED GOAL  

Solid black is the default color of all gliders, but other colors will be unlocked one by one for every $1,000 past our initial goal. Which colors get unlocked first depends on you! Visit our Facebook VOTE FOR COLORS album, then like(1 point) and/or comment(2 points) on the pictures of your favorite colors. We will tally the score often and display the updated ranking in the graph below. All 10 colors will be unlocked by $24,500 and you can use any unlocked colors to customize your Glider. 

  • $15,500 = Black -----INCLUDED-----
  • $16,500 = Iron Gray -----UNLOCKED-----
  • $17,500 = Sky Blue -----UNLOCKED-----
  • $18,500 = Red -----UNLOCKED-----
  • $19,500 = Kickstarter Green -----UNLOCKED-----
  • $20,500 = Purple
  • $21,500 = White
  • $22,500 = Aluminum Gray
  • $23,500 = Yellow-Gold
  • $24,500 = Magenta

WHO ARE WE?

We are brothers Thomas and Kevin Vitale and we have a passion for product design and entrepreneurship. Thomas thought up the concept for the Glider two years ago as a student at Johns Hopkins University. Since then, he has worked tirelessly learning the ins and outs of product design. His most notable experience was a year spent working with the brilliant mechanical engineering design Professor Nathan Scott, to learn the latest manufacturing techniques and product design philosophies. Kevin is a Stetson University marketing graduate and leads the way for our marketing campaign. To read more about us, click one of the articles below.

 GOAL TIMELINE

  • Day 1: SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER! (NOV 1 2014)

  • Day 15: Kickstarter funds received.

  • Day 16: Injection molds ordered.

  • Day 35: Test batch of parts received.

  • Day 36: Test assembly run.

  • Day 38: Order final parts.

  • Day 45: Receive final parts.

  • Day 46: Assembly begins.

  • Day 50: ORDERS SHIPPED (DEC 21 2014)

BUDGET SUMMARY

  • $7,400: Injection Molds

  • $5,600: Parts

  • $1,000: Assembly

  • $1,000: Shipping

Risks and challenges

We have been working closely with our manufacturing engineers and are confident in our ability to deliver you a great product. The complexity of injection molding always leaves some degree of uncertainty in creating a quality part. For this reason we are working with a high quality manufacturer within the U.S.

We will keep backers updated with any issues that arise during the process and all funds used will be recorded. The customization website may not be ready in time to show color previews for Kickstarter orders.

NEW LAUNCH: We have reduced injection molding costs which means we now need less orders to cover these costs. Reduced orders means reduced cost for parts, assembly and shipping as well. Finally we are unlocking colors after our initial goal, to reduce costs more. All these changes means a reduced goal by nearly $10,000 and a much higher chance of reaching our goal early and shipping Gliders!

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