The funnest, fastest, ultra high quality, RFID blocking, minimal wallet ever! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 16, 2012.
About this project
We believe life should be fun, simple and high quality. So we created an, innovative, exciting and fun wallet that makes that happen.
Flip n'Grip featured on the web!Core77: "...the Flip n'Grip wallet lives up to its billing as a clever, playful-yet-practical cardholder. "
CoolMaterial: "...we’ve got to admit that the design of The Flip n’Grip is enticing."
GearHungry: "...reduced pocket bulk often comes at the cost of more time spent fumbling through your cards. Flip n' Grip obliterates this age-old issue..."
The Awesomer: "..card wallet that is simple and fun to use."
DesignForYouAndMe: "...when I saw this thing, I literally watched the video 5 times in a row, for it has a level of awesomeness few people can bring."
Standard wallets are bulky, cluttered and unnecessary. They have a short life cycle and wear out quickly. They are boring, ugly and don't protect against RFID skimming (see video below for more info on RFID protection).
WHAT WE WANTED
We wanted to design a wallet that was...
- Low profile
- Easy to use
- Excellent quality
We spent a year brainstorming, prototyping, testing, carrying and using the Flip n'Grip™. We worked and reworked every detail of the design until it exceeded our expectations and we are proud to bring you the Flip n'Grip™.
We designed the Flip n'Grip™ to be simple, thin, and beautiful. We selected the best materials to provide the highest quality and the best look and feel. The wallet is made from true aircraft grade 7075 T6 Aluminum, glass bead blasted and bright dip anodized to a perfect finish. It's CNC machined to extremely tight tolerances and assembled with specially engineered flush rivets.
The finger loop is super functional. It brings an element of playful fun to the user, inspiring new and creative ways to use your wallet. It's also great for maintaining a secure hold while using the wallet and makes it extremely easy to pull it in and out of your pocket. If you're skeptical, just trust us, you'll love it when you use it.
The grip is a quick, intuitive way to grab your cards. A simple squeeze brings 6 cards up in a symmetric stair-step pattern where they can be easily accessed and returned.
A self-locking mechanism keeps your cards locked in tight when you're not gripping the wallet so they'll never come out unless you want them to.
The Flip n'Grip™ is completely waterproof. It's no problem if you accidentally put it through the washing machine or fall into a swimming pool. The wallet won't rust, corrode, shrink or fall apart and it's even dishwasher safe!
This is one tough wallet. It has been repeatedly dropped on concrete and run over with a car dozens of times. It has maintained perfect functionality and sustained only surface blemishes.
RFID is Radio Frequency Identification. Millions of credit cards and drivers licenses have embeded RFID chips for fast accessibility. But there's a problem, for a few dollars anyone purchase RFID scanners on ebay. They can scan your cards from a distance to get all the necessary information to make purchases on your card. To block access to these devices, cards must be housed in a "Faraday cage" or in other words, mostly covered by metal. Because the Flip n'Grip™ is made from 100% metalic components, it blocks all RFID skimmers and keeps your cards secure.
One of the great features of the wallet design is the fast access to your cards. This also means that you can use your RFID cards when you want and quickly protect them again. Keeping your cards secure has never been faster or more convenient.
The Flip n'Grip™ was made to last for decades even under extreme conditions and rugged use. We wanted to make a product with a long life cycle that wouldn't end up in a landfill after a couple years. This will save you costly wallet replacements over time. And if you ever decide to get rid of it, don't toss it in the trash because it's 100% recyclable.
An optional money clip looks great and provides a convenient place to stash your cash or a few business cards.
Made in USA
The Flip n'Grip™ is precision machined by skilled craftsman in the USA to maintain the highest quality standards.
WHERE YOU COME IN
To make this project feasible we need you! If we can get enough orders, we can get this at an affordable price and make your lives better, simpler and funner (not a real word, but is should be). Thanks for your support and we hope you love the Flip n'Grip™ as much as we do!
Thanks to Boston Hatch for all of his sweet wallet maneuvering skills in the movie. A big shout out to our wives who supported us even though they have serious doubts about our ability to succeed, ever.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge with any production job is the manufacturing. We have been working with local, reliable manufacturers for the fabrication of the parts and we have confidence in their abilities.
As with any real world project, the devil is in the details. We have each worked separately in the medical and dental industries to bring ideas from concept to delivered products. We have been through this process before and we have confidence in our ability to deliver great products.
We feel that the greatest risk is a timely delivery of manufactured goods from the fabricators. To mitigate this risk we have negotiated deadlines with our manufacturers and have others on standby should any significant problems arise with our primary suppliers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We are still finalizing the colors with our anodizer. We are planning on offering 5 or 6 standard colors like red, blue, black, etc. At the end of our Kickstarter, we will send out a survey to our backers so they can choose from the color samples we provide.
It holds 6 standard credit cards. Does it work with less than 6 cards? Yes! The Flip n'Grip and it's self locking mechanism will work with anywhere between 1 and 6 cards. If you use less than six cards, the lower portion of the stair step layout usually fills up first, so they may not rise as high with less cards.
The price of the Flip n'Grip was determined by three main factors: 1) High quality materials, 2) Precision CNC machining and 3) Made in the USA. The upside to such a high quality product is that it will last longer than a dozen leather wallets! It was designed to be the last wallet you would ever have to buy! So in the long run, it ends up being more cost effective and far less wasteful.
No! While most card manufactures are producing flat cards, the Flip n'Grip was designed to work equally well with both types.
Yes! The money clip is screwed to the bottom with low profile screws. If you ever want to take it off, you can easily remove it.
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