About this project
A Major Project Update from Jake
In the video, I mention the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet will be available for the iPhone 5 and for the iPhone 4/4s, for $59. Based upon the response and feedback from the previous project, we decided to initially offer the iPhone 5 model. We are able to lower the price to $39, with an early-bird special for $29. This savings is due to the fact we were able to get the same tooling at a lower cost, and we are passing the savings on to you.
Assuming we succeed with this project, when it is complete, we will likely offer the iPhone 4/4s model at the same pricing. As the designer of the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet, I have spent a great deal of time using and testing prototypes, and I have to report, it is nothing short of amazing!!!
Your iPhone 5 Will Never Be The Same...
The SAFE Wallet is a complete wallet solution, capable of holding the thickness of 5 credit cards or up to 15 business cards. The SAFE finally allows iPhone users to ditch their bulky wallets and replace them with a beautifully streamlined protective case.
Many companies have attempted to deliver on the promise of combining a wallet and an iPhone case, but they have all fallen really short on delivering an optimal solution. Instead of taking a holistic design approach, at best they are all half-baked. The vast majority of iPhone wallet cases can only hold up to 3 cards, and their designs make it really difficult to insert and remove cards, not to mention most can't even fit business cards!?! The BulletTrain SAFE Wallet is the exact opposite.
True Convergence Delivered
As you will see, when you obtain and use your BulletTrain SAFE Wallet, it is the first wallet case for any SmartPhone which flawlessly delivers on the promise of convergence, and even goes beyond it in many ways.
The differences between all other iPhone wallet cases, and the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet, is like the difference between driving around in a 1913 Model T Ford, and a 2013 Model S Tesla. The difference is really that profound!!!
Most other wallet cases try to add a wallet to an iPhone case. The BulletTrain SAFE Wallet takes the opposite approach. Essentially, with the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet, I redesigned the wallet for the 21st century, and gave it a special compartment that safely holds and protects your iPhone.
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Simplify Your Life
The SAFE Wallet helps simplify our daily lives with the ability to hold credit and business cards, as well as cash and keys. At BulletTrain we believe form and function go hand in hand. This is why we sacrificed neither by designing the wallet compartment to double as a MagicStand, for both landscape and portrait viewing. Also, we’ve wasted no space by adding a SecretStash compartment, to store anything you want to keep SAFE and secret.
Welcome To Wallet 2.0
Pictured below is a real photo of the all-new BulletTrain SAFE Wallet with the built-in MagicStand™. It is securely holding a VISA™ card, drivers license, ATM VISA/Debit Card, a Cash Bill, along with six standard size business cards. Welcome to Wallet 2.0!
A Brilliant Case Study
The BulletTrain SAFE Wallet was designed to seriously save space in your pockets or purse. The photo below is profound. It shows a standard man's wallet with an iPhone 5 and a set of house keys, a mini gym bar coded card (which can easily be digitized) next to the all-new BulletTrain SAFE Wallet, which contains an iPhone 5, two credit cards, a drivers license, 4 business cards, and two house keys.
Notice how huge the pile on the left is, and the naked iPhone 5 does not have anything protecting it from scratches, drops, damage or water. Ironically, the leather wallet on the left, even when empty, is still thicker than a full BulletTrain SAFE Wallet. Ask yourself which you would prefer to carry with you everywhere? It's time to streamline and rethink your wallet strategy. Case Closed!!!
A Key Feature
If you are going for a walk or run, or walking to your local gym, or a local restaurant, you can easily and securely store 2 standard size keys in the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet. You install them in the capsule shaped cutout, and slide them to the sides to lock them in place. To remove a key, simply slide it out the top. Having your iPhone, wallet contents and keys all in ONE place empties all the rest of your pockets, and since you only have to think about keeping track on ONE thing, you are far less likely to lose anything.
Can You Keep A Secret?
The SAFE Wallet allows you to always be prepared. There is a special secret compartment in the SAFE Wallet, located next to the camera ring, which allows you to store all kinds of small things. In the photo below we see a $20 bill folded up origami-style for emergencies. The Secret Stash is only visible and accessible when your iPhone is removed from the SAFE Wallet. You can store many other things in the Secret Stash, like an additional micro-sim card for when you travel internationally, and you can even carry medication or mints in it.
Making A CASE For Protection
No one likes a cracked screen, which is why, at BulletTrain we designed a case with both convenience and protection in mind. High-quality rubber covers the entire inside of the SAFE Wallet to provide shock absorption for drops, while providing added water resistance for all buttons and silent switch. That same rubber wraps around the front of the SAFE to provide added protection for your screen.
Quality and Comfort
Each SAFE Wallet is made of colored Polycarbonate, resulting in a light-weight and durable case, that when scratched doesn’t peel and reveal paint, just more of the color you chose. The SAFE is also designed to be as comfortable in your pockets as it is in your hands. The advanced ergonomics of the SAFE fit nicely in your palm with little fear of it slipping through your fingers.
The SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5 model is pictured below and it comes in 5 great colors, including BulletTrain Blue, Ruby Red, Arctic White, Simple Silver and Matte Black.
Streamline Your Big Wallet Instantly
People carry too many things in their wallets. Credit cards that are never used, club cards, old receipts; all just pieces of paper or plastic taking up space. What are you carrying in your wallet that you could remove or digitize? Think about it. The SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5 is pictured below, and yes, it is thinner than a permanent maker.
The BulletTrain SAFE case was designed and made just for you! All you probably really need to cary with your on a regular basis is a Credit Card, an ATM/Debit Card, Drivers License, Cash and maybe several business cards.
Manufacturing & Delivery Plan
BulletTrain designer, Jake Ehrlich had a vision to created the ultimate, no-comprimise smartphone wallet case for his iPhone. He invested a tremendous amount of time working on the design, and talking with potential customers about the features they would like to see in such a product.
We began making prototypes many months ago, and kept experimenting and refining the design until there was no room for improvement.
Our appearance model prototypes have been thoroughly tested and approved. The next step is building the tooling needed to mass produce the SAFE Wallet for our Kickstarter backers and the public. We have developed a strong relationship with a world-class manufacture to ensure consistent high-quality.
We plan to deliver the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5 to our Kickstarter backers in April of 2013. We are working with a very dependable fulfillment organization to ship out the finished product as quickly as possible.
Size & Weight
iPhone 5 SAFE Wallet model weighs under 34 grams each, which is less than an ounce, or less than 1/16 of a pound. This is about the weight of five American 25¢ Quarter coins! Basically it weighs almost nothing!
• iPhone 5 SAFE Wallet Case Measures: 5.2 inches (132 MM) Tall, by 2.6 inches (66 MM) Wide, by .63 inches (16 MM) Thick.
Learn Much More About The SAFE Wallet
Find answers and learn much more by visiting the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet microsiste: http://www.BulletTrain.com/SAFEWallet.html
• Many more photos.
• The BulletTrain SAFE Wallet Guide which includes many tips and tricks on how to digitize almost everything in your wallet.
• A super-detailed Questions section that answers every question you can imagine.
Copyright © 2013 BulletTrain. All rights reserved. BulletTrain SAFE Wallet, MagicStand and BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform are trademarks of BulletTrain. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Risks and challenges
We have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort in making certain all details of the SAFE Wallet are perfect. With this new product, we are aiming for a whole new level of fit and finish that has never existed in smart phone cases. These are not just words, but as you will see and experience, the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet is a product and design we hope you will be proud to own and show people.
The BulletTrain team consists of seasoned professionals who have more than 100 years of combined experience in design, plastic engineering, and manufacturing. We are confident, if our goal is reached, we will be able to get the SAFE Wallet into your hands and pockets by April 2013.
We can’t begin to show our thanks and gratitude to our family, friends and backers for all their support throughout our design and development process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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