Use New Wallet™ to simplify your life, no matter what you are doing!
Project Update May 1, 2015
Simplicity Brings Freedom
We believe life is busy enough, and searching for lost items is robbing us of our precious free time. New Wallet™ combines your wallet and phone into one simple device that keeps you organized, protected, and connected. No more digging through your wallet or purse to find what you need. No more dropping your phone when carrying too many things. No more losing your wallet, phone, or keys. Ever.
New Wallet™ was created by Karen Crawford - CEO, wife, mother of 3, and fitness fanatic. Inspired by her busy, on-the-go life, Karen set out to combine time-proven organization strategies with modern technology to create a project that truly makes life easier.
What is New Wallet™?
- Never lose your wallet, phone, or keys again
- Impeccably organized
- Time-saving (never dig through your wallet, purse, or pockets again)
- RFID blocking (No need to worry about wallet skimming)
It's simple. Organize your cards and ID into your New Wallet™ by inserting them into the protective slots. Insert your phone into New Wallet™. Connect the key tracker onto your key chain. Follow the easy to install instructions on the New Wallet™ app that will connect your wallet and keys. You will be prompted to set safe zones (where you don't want alarms to sound, like inside your home or office). And that's it. You will now have a safe and secure place to keep your items and you can get on with living life, simply better.
- Flip ID
- Fanned credit card holder
- Easy access to your most important items
- RFID blocking
- Durable case
- Locking mechanism (audible sound that lets you know your stuff won't fall out)
- Clamshell design (so your stuff doesn't hang out precariously while you're on the phone)
- Automatic alerts when lost
- Key fob activated alert
- Distance alarms and safe zones
- Easy-to-use app
Our New Wallet™ application on your phone let's you sync your wallet to your keys and then find them if they are lost. It allows you to find your keys with your phone, or your phone with your keys.
If your New Wallet™ is misplaced or lost, our app can help it get back to you using our online tool or your emergency contact.
To find your keys, you simply click "find" within the New Wallet™ app and an alarm sounds helping you to find your misplaced keys immediately.
We will post more information about the app specifically in the updates section!
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
Running iOS 8 or greater. The iPhone 5c is not supported at this time.
Funds will be used to manufacture, package, and deliver all initial units ordered.
We’ve been working on New Wallet™ for over 2 years now. The New Wallet™ that you see in the video is a real, working prototype that is ready for production!
We can arm you with a product that will literally simplify your life! While we're close to entering production, your contribution will help fund:
- Production tooling
- Large volume manufacturing
- Metal Fabrication
Karen Crawford, Co-Founder: With 20 years of experience in research and finance with a focus on tech startups, VC firms, and corporate development, Karen partnered with her husband Jack and co-founder Duane Wilson to launch New Wallet in 2015. Karen has led company operations from idea to prototype to product to this kickstarter campaign -- and is working with Duane to ensure timely delivery of the products to customers this year. Karen earned an M.B.A. and a Master's in Taxation from the University of Denver.
Duane Wilson, Co-Founder: With 20 years experience in software and technology companies with a focus on startups and building new products / teams within large enterprises including Capital One, Ofoto / Kodak, Playphone, Openwave and more. Duane is a gadget geek and active purchaser of Kickstarter projects and got the hardware bug! Duane watched that Seinfeld episode, the one with George's wallet and thought... Yeah, this thing does suck and immediately tossed the stuffed and torn relic and started going commando (wallet wise), keys, phone and a few cards and cash just loose in the pocket. This didn't work out too well so after much searching and trying out dozens of wallets he resigned himself to as minimal a wallet as he could find. Duane was a guest at Demo Day and heard Karen give a talk and show off an early prototype of New Wallet and got in touch, things have been moving fast ever since. Duane earned his BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been addicted to the Internet and Mobile apps for a very long time. J2ME anyone?
Jack Crawford, Co-Founder/Chairman of the Board: Jack carried around a prototype for 2 years asking any willing listener how they would improve on New Wallet and what features they would want to see in a great product that solves our problem of carrying too much stuff! Jack is a Venture Capitalist, endurance athlete and a serial entrepreneur. Jack also works with the team at Velocity Venture Capital to run the Entrepreneurs Showcase accelerator program for startups at the one acre Entrepreneurs Campus in California. Jack earned his BS in Accounting from Arizona State University, is a graduate of Harvard’s venture capital executive program, and is a Fellow with the Kauffman Fellows Society.
Here are some color options for your New Wallet™ based on funding tiers we reach.
at $100,000 we will let the community choose a color!
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Risks and challenges
Forecast Risk: We've spent a lot of time engineering a product that meets the highest standards of performance, durability, and convenience. Our manufacturer has been selected and we are gearing up for production. With that being said, surprises can happen and we will be sure to always be transparent and inform our backers of potential hurdles that may come up.
Supply Chain Risk: We've finalized our production schedule and plans with experienced manufacturers to ensure that the New Wallet™ is on schedule to deliver according to our forecast. Our team is experienced in the full spectrum of the supply chain process. However, unexpected shortages and delays can occur when dealing with numerous components from different suppliers. If anything does come up, we will be sure to notify our backers promptly and work quickly to resolve any issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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