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SLAB will be re launched after Spring break

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CA$ 11,006
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About this project

SLAB is a three-plate magic wallet with RFID protection that can trick observers, keep your cash hidden and carry SIMs, microSDs and iphone SIM tool.

PLEASE NOTE. We added new rewards for US backers. If you already pledged and you are from US you can change your pledge by clicking the blue “Manage my pledge” to the right. See update for more details.

 SLAB Features:

  • Securely holds 2 credit cards, 2 SIM (regular and Mini) and 2 Micro SD memory cards in precisely machined slots.
  • Lightweight 
  • Slim profile
  • RFID theft protection
  • 12 Rare earth magnets to keep plates aligned
  • Each SLAB or Magic Wallet comes with nano/mini SIM adapters and iPhone SIM removal tool
  • Dimentions: 
  • Euro/HK/China edition - 10.5 cm x 8.0 cm
  • Americas Edition - 10.5 cm x 7.2 cm
SLAB in a gift box
SLAB in a gift box

On the road we make ourselves vulnerable with awkward wads of cash and money belts. Slab will keep you safe by not showing people more than they need to see.

 The Story

I love the minimalistic wallet designs that have been flourishing on Kickstarter over the last couple of years. They’re amazing for home, with easy access to your cards and occasional bill. However, when you’re overseas, cash is often the only way to pay and you need more that just a couple of bills in your pocket.

SLAB is made for cash
SLAB is made for cash

I’ve lived in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Thailand, over the last five years. I used cash most of the time and was pickpocketed a few times. Mostly, thieves are checking out your wallet to see if there's enough cash, then they follow you to pickpocket or mug you. If they don't see enough cash, they don't want to risk it..

I used a bi-fold wallet until a recent trip to Bali. It's not uncommon for local police to charge special "fines" when they encounter tourists. But as soon as this enterprising cop saw my fat stack of bills he doubled the bribe!

Slim and durable
Slim and durable

I ended up hiding cash in my cargo shorts and created a complicated system of different bills in different pockets. I lost quite a bit of money in taxis, nightclubs, and restaurants because the bills stuck to my phone or hands and fell out.

And in countries where every traveler is a “millionaire” (example: one million Vietnamese dong comes out to fifty bucks), some small bills and big bills look the same at a glance. If you’re a newcomer, what’s to stop you from giving 100,000 when you actually owe a 10,000? How could I organize my small bills for small purchases and have the big bills when I need them, all in the same wallet – but NOT have others see them?

After almost a year of prototypes, cutting edge manufacturing, new processes, and pulling out what little hair I have left I was almost ready to quit. And then I came across a 100 year old French design that blew me away! With a few small improvements, we have learned a thing or two in the past century, I knew I had found the answer.

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 Features:

  • Securely holds 2 credit cards, 2 SIM (regular and Mini) and 2 Micro SD memory cards in precisely machined slots.

 SIMs and Micro SDs

SIM and memory card holder in the middle plate
SIM and memory card holder in the middle plate
  • Light Weight
Just over 100 grams
Just over 100 grams
  • SLAB - Aluminum Euro edition - 110g
  • SLAB - Aluminum Americas edition - 99 g
  • SLAB - Titanium Euro edition – 180g
  • SLAB - Titanium Americas edition – 160g
  • Magic Wallet Aluminum 2 card plates – 70g
  • Magic Wallet Titanium 2 card plates - 120g
  • Slim profile
SLAB is just 11 mm thick
SLAB is just 11 mm thick
 
Magic Wallet 2 plate is just over 6mm thick
Magic Wallet 2 plate is just over 6mm thick
  • RFID theft Protection
Keeps your Credit cards with RFID safe
Keeps your Credit cards with RFID safe
 
  • Free lifetime elastic replacement
  • Chose Aerospace-grade aluminum or Grade 5 Titanium for awesome look and durability
  • 12 Rare earth magnets to keep plates aligned
  • Each SLAB or Magic Wallet comes with nano/mini SIM adapters and iPhone SIM removal tool

Traditional 2 plate magic wallet as separate reward

If you just want a slim magic wallet you can chose 2 plate design. One plate as card holder and another one is SIM/MicroSD memory card and SIM removal tool holder

SLAB 2 plate
SLAB 2 plate
Credit card plate and SIM/memory card holder
Credit card plate and SIM/memory card holder

SLAB Mini

  • Credit card sized SIM and MicroSD holder, and removal tool that you can put in your existing wallet
SLAB mini - SIM and memory card holder
SLAB mini - SIM and memory card holder
Slim and light. Fits in any pocket.
Slim and light. Fits in any pocket.
Black SLAB
Black SLAB

REWARDS:

Tiers
Tiers

 Thank you

Vlad and Andrea
Vlad and Andrea

Useful Info:

RFID theft information:

Production and fulfillment process:

Production samples are already done. All hard work on design, CNC programming and material sourcing is also completed. We already invested a few thousands of dollars in this project and ready to go production with your help.

Our manufacturer is a very professional facility and they are more than capable to manufacture even most ambitious quantity. Titanium wallets will be manufactured in Canada.

Equipment used in production of SLAB is the same that they use for making part for nuclear power plant.

We hope to start shipping first batch in the beginning of April and quite positive that most wallets will be received by mid May.

We will ship with Canada post regular mail unless otherwise advised by backer.

Thank you for your support.

Risks and challenges

We've spent most of the year working with our partners to mitigate as many risks as possible, yet we know there will still be some along the way. We will always be transparent with our community about challenges, including these:

Ship date: We’ve built in extra time for the manufacturing process and are confident we will ship by the projected dates, but there’s always a chance that things will take longer than planned.

Product changes: Slight changes may be made, but these will enhance the product experience.

Supplier coordination: We work with a variety of suppliers to source the best materials, ensuring the product is produced correctly. Each supplier has its own challenges, which may affect its partners, including us.

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    BLACK SANDBLAST, 3 PLATE SLAB (ALUMINUM) - Second wave of Slabs. $10 off retail price.

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    BRUSHED SILVER, 2 PLATE SLAB (TITANIUM) - Early bird price (130$ retail). No Sim card holder plate included.

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    SILVER, 3-PLATE SLAB (TITANIUM) - Titanium is very hard to machine and very expensive to buy. Get it while supplies last. Free Lifetime elastic replacement.

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    SILVER, 3 PLATE SLAB (TITANIUM) - Each wallet will have serial number and your name on our backer page.

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