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AlumID is a slim, stylish, durable, RFID blocking, front or back pocket wallet perfect for any occasion!

Chris Weise
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Chris Weise

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About AlumID Wallet,

Have you ever been out in town stuck with a big bulky wallet in your pocket?  Struggle to get it out?  Well these are the exact reasons I developed the AlumID wallet.  I was tired of struggling to get my wallet out of my jeans, and then digging through it to find my ID.  After thinking the problem over, I created a wallet that grants you quick access to your favorite card without taking up much space in your pocket.

AlumID wallet is a slim, low profile wallet that takes away the need for that big leather bulge in your pocket.  It is a unisex wallet that comes in multiple colors and is designed for front or back pocket use.  After owning and reviewing other minimalist wallets, it came to me that no one incorporated an ID slot that is completely visible and easy to access.  AlumID wallets ID slot keeps 94% of your license visible while secluded and secure from the rest of your cards.  With just the push of a finger, your license will slide out!

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The rest of the cards are stored securely between the two sets of aluminum plates and can be pushed out from the bottom of the wallet.  

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By pinching the front and back pieces of the wallet together at the bottom, your cards fan out making them easy to access.  While the cards are fanned out, you can go through them one by one to find the card you are looking for!

RFID Blocking

RFID (radio-frequency identification) is a wireless way of transferring data by the use of radio-frequency. RFID chips are on your bank and credit cards making you an easy target for crime. These chips can be surreptitiously read and decoded to be used in crimes against you. With the AlumID wallet you will never have this problem! Our safe and durable aluminum design will keep your cards out of harms way from any possible RFID crime. With dual aluminum layers on both sides, the AlumID wallet will interfere with and block any RFID signals aimed for your money!

Manufacturing

The minimalist design consists of two CNC machined pieces of 6061 aluminum.

The wallet is then backed with two thinner laser cut and anodized pieces of aluminum. 

Lastly, the wallet is given elastic bands and is all held together by stainless steel machine screws. 

Two elastic bands across the back will give you the option to store anything from cash to receipts to business cards.

The wallet’s elastic bands will allow you to put any desired amount of cards in the wallet. Whether it's one card or eight, your wallet is guaranteed to remain tight.

With an ID slot in the front of the wallet, you will never need to search for your license again!

The Rewards

Reward #1: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! AlumID Wallet (Finishes: Brushed Aluminum or anodized in: Blue, Black, Gold, or Pink!) - $35

Reward #2: AlumID Wallet (Brushed Aluminum) -$39

Reward #3: AlumID Wallet (Anodized Black) - $42

Reward #4: AlumID Wallet (Anodized Gold) - $42

Reward #5: AlumID Wallet (Anodized Blue) - $42

Reward #6: AlumID Wallet (Anodized Pink) - $42

Reward #7: TWO!!! AlumID Wallets (Brushed Aluminum) - $75

Reward #8: TWO!!! AlumID Wallets (Choice of anodized color: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink) - $80

Why I need you Kickstarter!

Without your support all of this is just a dream to me, I need you to turn it into a reality.  I have manufacturers lined up for all of the machining that's needed, and already had samples made to see which shop delivered the highest quality product.  With your support, I will be able to send an e-mail to the manufacturers right away to get this wallet finished and in your pockets as soon as possible.  I'm just a college kid that has spilled countless hours into a project that just seems perfect to me, and I think you'll feel the same way.  With your support, you're not only backing a project, you're backing me and my aspirations for my future.  I can't thank you enough for your support!

Risks and challenges

Every project that has machining involved is obviously going to take time. The biggest challenge is being able to produce a mass quantity of AlumID wallet in a quick time frame. Luckily, as a engineer, designer, and manufacturer I will be able reduce the amount of delays that may occur using my expertise and knowledge of the design and manufacturing involved. If we run into a problem I will quickly get it fixed!

I also need my backers support and input. Communication is a huge part of any project and I want my backers to have a say. If you have any opinions for AlumID, I will gladly listen and consider.

Thank you for your time and helping me fulfill my dream!!!!

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    $35 reward

    54 backers Limited (21 left of 75)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! First 75 backers receive AlumID Wallet (Finishes: Brushed aluminum or anodized in blue, black, gold, or pink)!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $39 reward

    2 backers

    AlumID Wallet (Brushed Aluminum)

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    $42 reward

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    AlumID Wallet (Anodized Pink)

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    $42 reward

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    AlumID Wallet (Anodized Black)

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    $42 reward

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    AlumID Wallet (Anodized Gold)

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    $42 reward

    1 backer

    AlumID Wallet (Anodized Blue)

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    $75 reward

    1 backer

    TWO!!!! AlumID Wallets (Brushed Aluminum)

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $80 reward

    0 backers

    TWO!!!! AlumID Wallets (Choice of anodized colors: Gold, Black, Blue, Pink)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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