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About this project

Introducing...

Patent Pending
Patent Pending

The Clique is a unique and modern approach to the traditional wallet. Designed to give you access through either side while retaining your cards securely in place. It is machined from a single piece of aircraft aluminum to achieve strength while maintaining a small footprint.

Intended to be carried in front pockets or bag compartments
Intended to be carried in front pockets or bag compartments

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Insert through a slot designed to use the card's own flexibility to secure it in place.

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Accessibility

Release the top card with a single swipe
Release the top card with a single swipe
Easily access any card in the stack
Easily access any card in the stack
Store a bill for the times when only cash is accepted
Store a bill for the times when only cash is accepted

Color and Sizes 

Side view of the Clique in 4, 8 and 12 card capacities
Side view of the Clique in 4, 8 and 12 card capacities

The Clique comes in 4, 8 and 12 card capacities. Each size allows space for a folded bill and will be available in anodized black, silver and gold.

Size comparison of an 8 card Clique to an iPhone 6
Size comparison of an 8 card Clique to an iPhone 6

Dimensions (Subject to Change):

Length:  3.380"

Width:  2.135"

Thickness:

  • .280" (4 card)
  • .410" (8 card)
  • .540" (12 card)

Money Clip Attachment Stretch Goal > $20,000.00

A 3D printed prototype has been tested and functions as expected. The money clip is designed to have the same dimensions of a standard credit card allowing a perfect fit when inserted in The Clique. Should there be a demand for the money clip accessory, the necessary steps will be implemented for mass production.

SolidWorks Design
SolidWorks Design
3D Printed Money Clip Prototype
3D Printed Money Clip Prototype
Versatile Design: Insert money clip in front or back of The Clique
Versatile Design: Insert money clip in front or back of The Clique

Production Plan

  • Launch KIckstarter
  • When funded wait for funds to clear
  • Prepare final designs for machining
  • Machine batch
  • Send batches to get anodized
  • Negotiate with shipping carriers to receive best delivery times
  • Package and ship!!!

About Us

Grand Valor was founded by three friends, Jose Ortiz (Mechanical Engineer), Rafael Jimenez (Electrical Engineer) and Alfredo Jimenez (Design Engineer), with the intention to create a minimalist and practical wallet.  With our goal in place, we began sketching and 3D printing multiple designs. We arrived at one design in particular, which we knew had great potential. We chose a great material for strength, aluminum 6061, and machined a prototype. The results were promising. Now, we need a final push to produce The Clique on a larger scale. With your support, The Clique will be able to reach a myriad of pockets. Thanks!!!

DESIGNED AND MACHINED IN THE USA
DESIGNED AND MACHINED IN THE USA

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing: Machining a part like The Clique requires expert machinists and the proper tooling. This will require a lead time of about 2-3 weeks to program a CNC mill and allocate the proper tools. However, our machinist has already programmed our latest design. This will cut down lead time when we approach mass production.

Product Development: We are very close to finalizing the design in aluminum. The aluminum prototype is currently functioning as intended. The adjustments made if any would be to optimize the design for strength and rigidity. The changes will only be made to improve the quality of The Clique and any change will be announced through an update.

Shipping: As we all know, if something can go wrong it usually will. We are prepared for the possibility of things going amiss, weather it is a machining delay or a lost shipment. To account for this, we will reach out to other machinists and keep additional stock.

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