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A minimalist wallet that protects against RFID theft of information and looks awesome. It's a wallet you'll love to show off.
A minimalist wallet that protects against RFID theft of information and looks awesome. It's a wallet you'll love to show off.
110 backers pledged $2,980 to help bring this project to life.

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In designing this wallet I set out with a list of specific goals. The Criteria were:

1. Lightweight- the wallet had to be comfortable in any pocket

Fits in your shirt pocket
Fits in your shirt pocket

2. Low Profile-it should be no thicker than a stack of three credit cards in the two plate configuration

3. Versatile- the wallet had to be adaptable to different circumstances and carrying options. A one, two, or three plate system became desirable. It also had to be able to offer extra retention and durability for use during extreme outdoor sports.

Can be configured with one, two, or three plates
Can be configured with one, two, or three plates

4. Tough-robust enough to handle any environment, the 16 ga aircraft grade aluminum will never wear out

Double up the retention rings for extreme environments
Double up the retention rings for extreme environments

5. Protection against RFID skimming-the design had to block RFID signals 100%

Solid aluminum covers RFID chips
Solid aluminum covers RFID chips

6. Left or right handed operation

7. Minimal Design-simple, elegant

Simple
Simple

8. Easy Access-credit/bank cards, business cards, and cash should be easily accessed and the bearer's main credit/bank card should have one hand access capability

cards fan out for easy selection
cards fan out for easy selection

9. Expandability-up to twenty cards

Pictured with twelve cards
Pictured with twelve cards

10. Attractive-it must have that I-Want-One look

The laser printing is only on one side of the plate, so the plates can be reversed giving the wallet a text free surface, front and back. The laser etching will be hidden on the inside of the wallet.
The laser printing is only on one side of the plate, so the plates can be reversed giving the wallet a text free surface, front and back. The laser etching will be hidden on the inside of the wallet.
No-snag slot design and low friction rings, makes the BLACK OPS WALLET slide easily in and out of any pocket.
No-snag slot design and low friction rings, makes the BLACK OPS WALLET slide easily in and out of any pocket.
Middle plate functions as a handy bottle opener
Middle plate functions as a handy bottle opener

What you get:

One standard order for the BLACK OPS WALLET comes with all three plates (front, back, and middle plate) and an extra set of retention rings. Two standard small rings, two standard large rings, and one set of heavy duty rings. The BLACK OPS WALLET is available in black, red, and blue. The middle plate in the three plate system is available only in black.

Pictured with the black middle plate, six retention rings, and the two blue plates already assembled.
Pictured with the black middle plate, six retention rings, and the two blue plates already assembled.
A simple change in the middle plate now allows it to be used as a stand for the iPhone. This is now an option that backers will be able to choose at the end of the campaign by selecting it on the survey sent out at the end.
A simple change in the middle plate now allows it to be used as a stand for the iPhone. This is now an option that backers will be able to choose at the end of the campaign by selecting it on the survey sent out at the end.

The middle plate is treated with a gel powder coat to prevent scratches to the phone.

ADD ON-The BLACK OPS WALLET is available with an optional Swiss keychain for optimal utility. Keep your wallet and your keys all together in one unit. Simply add on the additional $8 for the quick connect keyring to your pledge amount. At the end of the campaign you'll be asked to confirm your selection.

Quick connect keyring
Quick connect keyring

Available in black, red, and blue. Also available without the dagger cutout. Each order will have additional retention rings included.

Brushed aluminum finish now available. The option will be on the survey sent after the campaign ends.
Brushed aluminum finish now available. The option will be on the survey sent after the campaign ends.

Where we are now:

Our idea for a minimal, durable, metal wallet has gone through many design changes and several prototypes until we now have a working prototype that has been carried and used by our testers.

The BLACK OPS WALLETS will be manufactured by a local shop that is experienced in producing high volume metal products. They will be doing all laser cutting, polishing, anodizing, laser etching, and assembly of the BLACK OPS WALLETS. Being able to deal with a single shop avoids many of the obstacles that can occur in bringing a product to market. And the best thing is, our products will be MADE IN THE USA.

A crew of six volunteers are standing by to provide fulfillment for our orders from Kickstarter, but should the volume of orders overwhelm our crew, we are currently making arrangements for fulfillment by Amazon or another well known fulfillment center.

What we need:

We need your help to get this great product to market. The money raised by this project will pay for the manufacture of the first run of our product and demonstrate the demand in the market place.

Thanks for your help, I know you will enjoy the rewards for years to come.

The BLACK OPS WALLET puts your cards into stealth mode.

Risks and challenges

Every project has it's challenges. Some minor design changes may be needed in order to insure that the product is of the highest quality. All arrangements have been made with U.S. manufacturers to have the parts laser cut, polished, anodized, and laser etched.

Our biggest challenge is delivering on schedule. From experience, we've found that having a working prototype is not enough. In order to accurately calculate manufacturing time, a production run is needed. We have done our best to anticipate any obstacles and plan accordingly. I feel confident that we can deliver.

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    Solid Plates-one BLACK OPS WALLET in choice of black, red, or blue (includes front, middle, and back plates) without the cut out design or the etched lettering and a set of three retention rings.

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    Standard Order-one BLACK OPS WALLET in choice of black, red, or blue, and retention rings, Includes front, middle, and back plates.

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    Five Plate Deal-one BLACK OPS WALLET in choice of black, red, or blue ( Includes front, middle, and back plates) and an extra set of two interchangeable plates in your choice of colors-either black, red, or blue, and three sets of retention rings

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    Full Deal- all three colors and the middle plate so you can mix and match them as you please for a total of seven plates and three sets of retention rings

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Funding period

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