The APEX Aluminum RFID Resistant Wallet (Canceled)
The Apex Wallet is a slim, minimal, wallet featuring our quick-draw thumb-slot and RFID protection. 100% Made in the USA.
The Apex Wallet is precision machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum. Built upon the efficient design principles of its predecessor The SLIMplistic, The Apex features our QuickSwipe thumb slot and holds up to seven cards, plus cash.
With fully functional prototypes in-hand, and heavy investment in design and tooling/machining costs, we have taken The Apex as far as we can on our own. Now we turn to you, our fellow Kickstarters, to successfully fund the next generation of MSTRMND Collective wallets. With your pledge, we will reach our minimum goal of $13,000, allowing us to meet production quantity requirements.
With your pledge, you will receive:
The Apex Wallet (Vertical or Horizontal Orientation), in the color of your choice: Black, Silver or Gold.
THIN & LIGHTWEIGHT
The Apex Wallet is only 1/3 of an inch thick (.83cm) and weighs just 1.2 oz. – making your wallet comfortable, and barely noticeable in any pocket.
We’ve engineered this wallet to perfection down to the last detail! Every line and every cut serves a purpose while keeping an aesthetically balanced design — clean and modern.
The easy-slide ergonomic thumb slot is essential for quick-swipe capability and also allows for easy access from either side of your wallet; something no other metal wallet offers.
We've created a very unique mounting system for our elastic which allows for easy access to both sides of your wallet. The elastic is seated below flush on the outside, preventing hang-ups, snags, and keeping your wallet comfortable both in-pocket and in-hand.
In addition to the RFID resistant aluminum hull, we've chosen to use a 1.5 inch wide elastic band to secure your wallet’s contents. The large surface area of our elastic band best contains and conceals your cash, as well as cover your credit card’s information, making ideal from a security standpoint.
The Apex Wallet is available in 3 anodized colors: Black, Silver, and Gold.
Not only has this wallet been designed with every detail in mind, it’s also manufactured right here at home. From the packaging to the final product, your wallet is produced locally by high-end machinists to 3rd generation anodizers, and many other skilled craftsmen along the way. 100% designed and manufactured in the USA.
Preliminary designs for this project first began in late December of 2013, immediately after the successful funding of our first Kickstarter campaign for the SLIMplistic Wallet. Enthusiastic customers flooded our inbox with requests for a similar product featuring RFID resistant capabilities. We were up to the challenge.
We’ve drafted countless mechanical drawings, which have led us to several stages of plastic printed prototypes. After testing each design physically, we went back to the drawing board to refine it. After repeating this process several times, until the design and functionality was 100% perfect, we moved forward with a test/prototype run with the actual material to be used – aluminum.
Now that we’ve tested and used the actual final product, we’ve been able to ensure the production of a superior wallet. All the required tooling for manufacturing has been tested, approved and paid for. Now, we just need your help to fund an order large enough to turn on the machines for a production run! Once we reach our goal, we will immediately place our order with the manufacturer. This will ensure prompt machining and timely delivery.
We’re humbled that you’ve taken the time to learn about our project and we sincerely can’t thank you enough for the support. None of this would be possible without you! Thank you!
Risks and challenges
You’ll be glad to know, this isn’t our first rodeo. This is actually our 2nd Kickstarter campaign. Last year we successfully launched a great leather wallet called The SLIMplisitc, and from that campaign, WE LEARNED A LOT!
The great thing about this project is machines produce the majority of it. We know exactly how long each wallet takes to make. From hitting the green “Start” button on the CNC milling machine, to packing your wallet by hand and placing it in the mail for delivery, we've worked out all the kinks.
We are very confident in our delivery schedule and foresee no challenges with production.
Our ONLY risk is not hitting our campaign’s financial goal, preventing us from meeting the minimum quantities to begin production. But you’ve read this far, so you’re probably interested in contributing, and won’t let that happen!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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