Less Is Really More...
Apple's new generation of iPhone X, 8 & 8 Plus are an accident waiting to happen when you drop them! Apple surprised everybody when they brought back the crackable rear glass panels, which means, now more than ever, it is important to keep your iPhone SAFE, and protected in a BulletProof case! At BulletTrain we listened carefully to our customers, and took the SAFE Wallet to a whole new level of INDUSTRIAL GRADE PROTECTION, while keeping it super-skinny, great-looking and highly ergonomic!!!
Most wallets are completely bloated and filled with things people don't need—like other peoples business cards, credit cards that are never used, or cards that would be better stored in a glove compartment, or digitized and readily accessible from your iPhone. After all, that is the whole point of having an iPhone—to have one device that can do and store just about everything. Don't forget, the objective of a wallet is to carry essentials, not to carry around a huge organizer or filing cabinet with you...
Convergence Is King
We live in a mobile-first world today, where we not only depend tremendously on our iPhones, but increasingly benefit substantially from technological convergence. It was not that long ago people used to walk around with a DUMB Cell Phone, iPod music player, Palm Pilot digital assistant, Video Camera, Digital Still Image Camera, Laptop, or Kindle Book Reader. Thankfully, the iPhone successfully converged all these items into one! Now it is time for you to achieve the same convergence with your wallet. The SAFE Wallet is a Very SMART Wallet large enough to carry EVERYTHING YOU NEED, but small enough to not get unnecessarily bloated with things you DON'T NEED!
Ask yourself two really simple questions: First, why would anybody want to carry a phone and a wallet, when they could just carry a SAFE Wallet? And, why would anybody want to carry around an obsolete wallet, when, for the same price they could eliminate it completely with a SAFE Wallet? Imagine if your wallet was completely invisible and took up no space in your pocket or purse! That is really the benefit you get when you choose to carry a SAFE Wallet! Lose that fat wallet and benefit from one less thing to have to carry around and worry about!
A BulletTrain SAFE Wallet Customer perfectly articulated the amazing value proposition of the SAFE Wallet when she said:
"When I first received the SAFE Wallet as a gift, I didn't 'get it'. I didn't think it made sense, since I couldn't fit all my wallet contents in the SAFE Wallet, but my friend who gave it to me was going on-and-on-and-on about how great it was, so I decided to try it out. Today, I can't imagine how I ever lived without my SAFE Wallet! The SAFE Wallet allows me to go anywhere and just bring my phone with me, instead of having to carry around my HUGE wallet, which was so big, I had to also carry around my purse just to carry it. Now when I go grocery shopping, or out to a night club, or just about anywhere, I just bring my SAFE Wallet, as it holds everything I need. I don't have to carry around all the unnecessary cards I used to carry with me everywhere. Now when I go anywhere, all I carry are the essentials including my drivers license, house keys, 2 credit cards, and some of my business cards. My favorite feature is the MagicStand that allows me to watch video on just about any flat surface."
The Best iPhone Case In The World
If you are looking for the absolute best iPhone case in the world? You found it with the all-new SAFE Wallets!!! Notice we said, 'best iPhone case', and not 'best wallet case'.
Ever since we introduced the first SAFE Wallet Case for the iPhone on Kickstarter back in 2012, we have offered the best 'wallet' case—bar none. How good was this original SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5/5s/SE? We still sell them everyday on BulletTrain.com for people who prefer a small phone. The image below shows our original SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5...
Now we believe we can make the claim we have developed THE BEST SMARTPHONE CASE MONEY CAN BUY...This all-new generation of SAFE Wallets is the best looking, most ergonomic, functional, highly-protective, useful case ever made for any smartphone!!!
We also believe The SAFE Wallet is THE BEST WALLET EVER MADE. The SAFE Wallet was originally conceived to be a complete wallet replacement solution. It was so perfectly designed, it was actually not considered an iPhone case with a wallet, but a safe wallet that held everything you would need to to carry. This list of necessities included a driver's license, credit cards, cash and keys, as well as being able to flawlessly carry and protect your iPhone!
BulletTrain is proud to introduce an all-new generation of BulletProof SAFE Wallets with models for Apple's next generation of iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. The photo below shows that our Stealth Black colored SAFE Wallets perfectly match our all-new Stealth Black BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform for Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. We also make the eXpress Keyboard Platform in the exact same colors of Ruby Red, Polar White, BulletTrain Blue and Stealth Black, so you can match your eXpress Keyboard perfectly with your SAFE Wallet.
All of the new models we are introducing will be offered in the classic colors of Ruby Red, Polar White, BulletTrain Blue, and Stealth Black. All BulletProof SAFE Wallet models feature all-new designs that include an all black TPU bumper system, which not only protects your iPhone by offering 360 Degree coverage, but also makes it super-easy to install and remove your iPhone. How easy? It's easier to install or remove an iPhone from a SAFE Wallet than it is to install a key in a lock and unlock it! Now that's easy, and SAFE!
The new generation of SAFE Wallets for iPhone X, 8 & 8 Plus offers an unique innovative new feature that allows end-users to optionally change the color of their Power and Volume Up/Down buttons, which makes the SAFE Wallet look dramatically different. It is super easy for the end-user to swap buttons and just takes a few seconds. The SAFE Wallet X for iPhone X pictured below began its life as an all Stealth Black model, but by simply and easily changing the buttons it gives the SAFE Wallet a completely different vibe. Button sets will be available initially in the classic BulletTrain colors of Ruby Red, Polar White, BulletTrain Blue and Stealth Black. In the future we may add more colors.
It is interesting to note that San Francisco Designer, Jake Ehrlich named BulletTrain after the super aerodynamic Japanese BulletTrains, as he was so inspired by their super-streamlined design language, which remains the trademark look of all BulletTrain products. If you look at the side profile of the SAFE Wallet X pictured above you will notice it looks like a BulletTrain.
Introducing The SAFE Wallet Mini...
What if you don't have an iPhone, but want many of the key benefits the SAFE Wallet offers? Don't worry, we've got you covered (pun intended :-) BulletTrain is introducing a universal model named the SAFE Wallet Mini that will work with just about any modern flat-backed Smartphone, including The Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8, as well as with Motorola smartphones. If you are a hardcore minimalist, you can even use it with a naked iPhone.
The new generation of SAFE Wallets has been completely redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, with many, many improvements that came from superb customer feedback. The SAFE Wallet X, 8 & 8 Plus models feature significantly improved ease of operation, build-quality and durability, and are referred to as "The BulletProof Series."
The all-new SAFE Wallet X for iPhone X has been designed to work flawlessly with the all-new iPhone X. The SAFE Wallet X features a highly streamlined, design, while offering all the classic Patented Wallet Case functionality and design language BulletTrain is known for, including the built-in MagicStand, which allows the SAFE Wallet X to stand up on any flat surface in Portrait or Landscape. The MagicStand functionality is great for watching or taking movies, or using as a flashlight stand or tripod. The photos below show our completed SAFE Wallet X prototype in Stealth Black. The iPhone X is an absolute work of minimalist art, as is the SAFE Wallet X for iPhone X.
The SAFE Wallet X for iPhone X can fit between 4-5 credit cards in its hidden wallet compartment—depending on their thickness. It also features a large Secret Stash compartment that can easily hold a hidden cash bill folded-up—completely out of sight. This way you always have backup cash with you! The SAFE Wallet for iPhone X can also hold an extra cash bill between the iPhone X and closed wallet door.
We have completed the design phase for the SAFE Wallet X, and have produced a 3D model which is seen in the photos above. This model is based upon the same overall BulletProof design of our SAFE Wallet for iPhone 8 & 8 Plus models, which we learned so much from designing & tooling.
SAFE Wallet X for iPhone X is on The Fastrack
We are doing everything we can to fast-track the SAFE Wallet X for iPhone X model to get it into your hands as soon as possible!!! We have already completed the tool design, which means our toolmaker is now CNC cutting and building our steel injection-molding production tooling. If all goes as planned, we hope to deliver the first batch of this model around the time Apple begins delivering iPhone X models in late November 2017!!!
SAFE Wallet 8 Plus is 100% Compatible and Optimized for iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, & 8 Plus Models
Our all-new SAFE Wallet 8 Plus is 100% backwards compatible and works perfectly with iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus & 8 Plus. In other words, the SAFE Wallet for iPhone 8 Plus fits and works perfectly with the last 4 generations of the larger Plus sized iPhone models.
The SAFE Wallet 8 Plus, and SAFE Wallet 8, feature a headphone jack cutout as seen in the photo above to accommodate the 6 Plus, and 6s Plus iPhone models. The photo above shows a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus inserted in the SAFE Wallet 8 Plus case. The thoughtful headphone jack cutout is barely visible, but is one of the features that allows it to accommodate the entire family of regular and Plus iPhone models going all the way back to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models. Also notice the oversized Lightning port cutout, which will accommodate oversized Lightning adapters.
It is hard to see, but the photo above also shows an invisible optional BulletTrain BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector, which is custom-made to perfectly fit the SAFE Wallet to offer an even higher level of screen protection. Notice the TPU bumper is so tall, that even with the SAFE Shield Screen Protector, the bumper still has enough mass to protect the screen protector itself. You can learn more about the BulletProof SAFE Shield in the section below under the SAFE Wallet 8 for iPhone 8 section.
The SAFE Wallet 8 Plus model can comfortably hold up to 5 credit cards, and features a built-in MagicStand, which allows it to stand-up on any flat surface in Portrait or Landscape orientation. This unique feature is great for watching video, or using as a flashlight stand or tripod.
The SAFE Wallet 8 Plus also features a huge Secret Stash compartment that can perfectly hold two standard house keys, and all kinds of other things, like two cash bills folded-up. Customers store all kinds of interesting things in their Secret Stash. We even know of customers who store their dally medication in the Secret Stash. The Secret Stash compartment has a tight locking closable door, that hides and further protects its content, while ensuring it won't open by mistake.
The Secret Stash compartment also comes standard with our special SAFE Stick Microsuction, which will securely hold keys or any non-porous objects, so they don't move around or jiggle once they are placed in the Secret Stash compartment. You can hold all kinds of small items in the Secret Stash including 2 cash bills, SIM Cards, and small USB storage drives.
We have completed the tooling phase for The SAFE Wallet 8 Plus model and worked out all the production details, so we expect to begin shipping this model in late November 2017, immediately after this Kickstarter campaign ends.
100% Compatible and Optimized for iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 models
The SAFE Wallet 8 is 100% backwards compatible and works perfectly with the iPhone 6, 6s, 7 & 8 models. In other words, the SAFE Wallet for iPhone 8 fits and works perfectly with the last 4 generations of the smaller iPhone.
The SAFE Wallet 8 can easily hold between 4-5 credit cards, and features a built-in MagicStand, which allows it to stand-up on any flat surface in Portrait or Landscape orientation, which is great for watching or taking movies, or using it as a handy flashlight stand.
We have completed the tooling phase for The SAFE Wallet 8 model and worked out all the production details, so we expect to begin shipping this model in late November 2017, immediately after this Kickstarter campaign ends.
Improved Engineering, Durability & Design
We worked not only with our regular plastics engineer, but also with a world-class engineering services company to significantly improve the engineering, build-quality, and design of our all-new BulletProof SAFE Wallet Series, which includes our SAFE Wallet X, SAFE Wallet 8, and SAFE Wallet 8 Plus models. Below is a list of just some of the upgraded features incorporated into all these new BulletProof SAFE Wallet models:
- Industrial Grade Protection. Much Sturdier Build Quality and increased overall drop protection performance, which serves to better protect your iPhone from drops.
- Shock-absorbing TPU Bumper System that offers 360˚ Edge protection, as well as significantly increasing the height of our front facing bumper to not only offer more frontal protection, but also integrate flawlessly with our all-new BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector, while maintaining perfect frontal bumper protection to protect the screen protector from drops as well.
- Added shock-absorbing corner air-channel protection inside all four corners. This detail assists the TPU in absorbing even greater force in corner drops. In other words, it transfers drop impact load out to the sides, instead of to the impacted corner of the iPhone.
- Enhanced Ergonomic Grip, that is much more comfortable and more slip-proof.
- Replaced door dowel-pin and spring-pins with invisible single slide-through cane handle hinge-pin to significantly increase strength, rigidity and reinforcement protection when dropped. Basically, the pins can't fail or bend.
- All new double-locking break-proof door lock system. This ensures the door will stay closed even better, and will be easier to open, while remaining very strong.
- User replaceable optional button system, which allow customers to easily change the look of their SAFE Wallet by changing the color of the buttons.
- Improved access to Lightning port to fit and work with all Lightning adapters.
- Fine tuning everywhere. The new designs are filled with many new exacting engineering details that are not necessarily visible, but contribute significantly to the refinement, durability and functionality of the all-new generation of SAFE Wallets.
SAFE Shield 8 Plus is 100% Compatible with iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus
SAFE Shield 8 is 100% Compatible with iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8
When we say we listened carefully to all customers we mean it!!! The original intent of the SAFE Wallet was to create the best invisible/stealth wallet for iPhone, that offers a complete wallet replacement. We achieved this with our SAFE Wallet 5 for iPhone and SE.
With this most recent all-new BulletProof Series of SAFE Wallets we have taken things a step further, by developing our own invisible BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector System.
By using our Stealth BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector, it makes it almost impossible to damage your iPhone when it is in a SAFE Wallet. The BulletProof SAFE Wallet Series are highly protective, even without our specially developed Screen Protection system, but with it installed, it would be very highly unlikely you could damage your iPhone in any way.
How stealth is the BulletProof SAFE Shield? See for yourself in the photo below. See if you can figure out which SAFE Wallet has the SAFE Shield installed?
In the photo above, we see two SAFE Wallet 8 models. The one of the left contains an iPhone 7, and the one on the right is protecting an iPhone 6s. The one on the left has a BulletTrain BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector installed, and it's almost impossible to see or detect. It literally looks like you just have a standard iPhone installed. The SAFE Shield comes in two models. One model fits and works with the iPhone 6, 6s, 7 & 8. The other model fits and works with the iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus+, 7 Plus & 8 Plus.
Having a Stealth BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector will offer you invaluable Peace-Of-Mind, as you will no longer have to ever worry about damaging your iPhone.
Our Stealth BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector is relatively easy to install and once it is installed, is almost completely invisible. In other words, if somebody handed you a SAFE Wallet with our Stealth Screen protector, you would likely not ever notice it. The photo below shows a high-tech SAFE Shield Screen Protector (Left), next to a standard low-tech screen protector (Right).
The BulletProof SAFE Shield It is made from a special tempered glass that is very protective, and designed to work like BulletProof Glass. If you experience a front-facing fall, where you SAFE Wallet hits an uneven rock face-on, the BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector is designed to not only protect itself, but in the worst-case scenario act like a bulletproof barrier to protect your iPhone screen, which is very expensive to replace. Apple charges between $149 and $169 to replace a broken iPhone screen, which is more than the cost of a SAFE Wallet with a BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector!!!
The no-compromise BulletProof SAFE Shield is literally the best screen protector made! It features a black forehead and chin, that perfectly matches the design language of the iPhone. The SAFE Shield models that fit our SAFE Wallet 8, and 8 Plus have cutouts for the home button that allow you to flawlessly use the fingerprint reader, and it also has a cutout for the top speaker, as well as transparent optical-quality glass that covers the front facing camera as well as the two front facing sensors.
At only 0.30MM thin, the SAFE Shield features special curved-edge Tempered Glass with a 9H Hardness rating, which is really strong and offers complete edge-to-edge protection, with very strong scratch resistance. It is highly resistant to fingerprints and finger-oil smudge marks as it has a oleophobic coating, which provides amazing optical-quality HD glass that keeps your iPhone looking fantastic. It also features rounded edges on the entire screen protector, so it won't collect dust, and has no sharp edges.
The SAFE Shield is not only bubble free, but also 3D-Touch Compatible, so your SAFE Wallet with SAFE Shield will work and look EXACTLY like the SAFE Wallet without the SAFE Shield Screen Protector. The SAFE Shield is guaranteed to fit and work perfectly with your SAFE Wallet, and is so seamless and invisible, you will instantly forget it's there, but you will always benefit from the peace-of-mind that it is intelligently protecting your iPhone screen with zero compromise.
Our BulletProof SAFE Shield Screen Protector will retail for $49 after this Kickstarter campaign concludes.
100% Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, NOTE 8, and just about every flat-back smartphone, including iPhones 5-8, X, and all Motorola and LG Smartphones.
Customers who have smartphones other than the iPhone, like the Samsung Galaxy, and Motorola have been asking us for a long time to create a SAFE Wallet for them. The challenge is there are dozens of phones on the market, and while we can't make a SAFE Wallet Case for every phone, we have come pretty close with the highly innovative SAFE Wallet Mini. The SAFE Wallet Mini has all the benefits of a standard SAFE Wallet including the capacity to hold up to 5 credit cards, or 20 business cards. It also features a built-in MagicStand that allows it to stand-up on any flat surface in Portrait (pictured below) or Landscape.
The SAFE Wallet Mini possesses all the features of a standard SAFE Wallet for iPhone, but it lacks a case. It uses our proven SAFE-Stick Micro-suction to attach to the back of many compatible smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung S8+ and Samsung NOTE 8. It also works with all recent Motorola Smartphones, and is compatible with just about any smartphone that has a flat back. It even works with all iPhones going back to the iPhone 5, if you are a minimalist who wants all the great benefits of the SAFE Wallet without the case.
The SAFE Wallet Mini can also be attached to the back of many flat backed smart phone cases, and will stay attached so long as the material on the back of the case is made from a non-porous material.
The SAFE Wallet Mini can also be used as a separate free-standing minimalist wallet. In other words, if you want to remove it from the back of your smartphone, you can easily remove it and cover the SAFE-Stick Micro-suction with you drivers license, ID card, or even a coated business card. The SAFE Wallet Mini can also be used as a great business card holder at places like trade shows, or other networking events. The possibilities are almost unlimited with this masterpiece of a minamalist wallet.
Streamline Your Big Wallet Instantly
People unnecessarily carry way 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 BulletTrain SAFE Wallet cases were designed and made just for you! All you probably really need to carry with your on a regular basis is a Credit Card, an ATM/Debit Card, Drivers License, Cash and several business cards. Do yourself a favor, and don't be like George Costanza, with his large exploding wallet ;-) You've gotta watch this video!!!!!
If you want to learn more about the SAFE Wallet and its amazing feature set, you can check out our previous Kickstarter Campaigns:
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Please note the all-new SAFE Wallet for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be replacing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models as it is 100% backwards compatible.
One More Thing...
It is important to understand BulletTrain is NOT a smartphone case manufacturer, but a SMART WALLET Manufacturer. Most smartphone case manufacturers make many different style cases. At BulletTrain we have only ever been intensely focused on making one style of Wallet Case, and that is why we make the best smartphone wallet cases. One thing every SAFE Wallet has in common is the capacity of the wallet compartment, which is designed to offer enough capacity to be a complete wallet replacement solution.
When choosing a wallet case it is important to be aware of the history of smartphone wallet cases. San Francisco Designer, Jake Ehrlich, was a clothing designer for decades, and before the iPhone came into existence he had a Palm Treo with a wallet case, so early on he understood the value of convergence. After Apple launched the original iPhone, Jake went looking for a wallet case, and could not find anything he liked, so he decided to design his own, and that is how the SAFE Wallet came to life.
Prior to Jake's development of the SAFE Wallet for iPhone, hundreds of companies had unsuccessfully attempted to deliver on the promise of converging a wallet and an iPhone case. Every one of those iPhone wallet cases had at least one fatal flaw that acted as an Achilles Heel. The SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5 was the first wallet case that not only successfully delivered 100% on the convergence promise of what a wallet case could and should be, but went way beyond, with features like the built-in MagicStand that allow the SAFE Wallet to stand up on any flat surface in Portrait or Landscape.
BulletTrain was successfully granted utility and design patents by The United States Patent And Trademark Office for the SAFE Wallet, which explains why, to date, no other company has come even remotely close to creating a wallet case like the SAFE Wallet. The SAFE Wallet design is unique in the sense it is super skinny, but has an immense capacity that can hold up to the thickness of 5 credit cards in an invisible, stealth-like manner.
Two Kinds Of Smartphone Wallets In This World
There are basically two styles of wallet cases in that exist. The first type are wallet cases that expose your wallet contents when you are talking on the phone, and the other type that intelligently conceal your wallet content, like the SAFE Wallet. Wallet's that expose your wallet contents are potentially dangerous, as they put the world on notice that you are talking on your phone you are holding next to your head with a wallet that contains exposed credit cards, and cash bills exposed to would be snatch-and-grab thieves. Wallet cases that have a folio style flip-around cover are not only idiotic and ugly, but very awkward to hold up to your ear and talk on, as well as being highly un-ergonomic.
Conversely, BulletTrain SAFE Wallets completely conceal all of your wallet contents when you talk on the phone, thus making it a much safer alternative. Also, if keep your iPhone in a folio/book style case, when your phone rings or text messages come in, you can't even see who is calling or texting without having to open the cover every time, which is really stupid.
It is ironic, and almost hypocritical, that Apple is coming out with their first wallet case (for iPhone X) which is seen below in the screen-shot from the online Apple Store. This case is officially titled, 'iPhone X Leather Folio' and will retail for $99, which, ironically will be the retail price for SAFE Wallets after this Kickstarter campaign ends. It appears from the photo below, that Apple designed their wallet folio case so it might completely cover your credit cards and cash when talking on it, but the fact that the user looks like they are talking into a Day-Timer folio is still ridiculous. The new SAFE Wallets are light-years more advanced than Apple's first attempt at making a wallet case for an iPhone.
It's ironic Apple offers their super-innovative Apple Pay, which is awesome, but they realize that people still often need to carry ID, and, or, a drivers license, as well as credit cards, as Apple Pay adoption is not yet ubiquitous. We are probably about a decade away from having physical wallets become obsolete, but in the meantime they are very useful. Ironically, even Apple CEO, Tim Cook reportedly got shut down trying to pay for a cup of coffee in Sun Valley with Apple Pay, and had to whip out his wallet.
At BulletTrain we believe we make the best wallet case in the world by far, and we are certain you will LOVE your SAFE Wallet!
Risks and challenges
BulletTrain has a proven track-record of delivering past projects launched on Kickstarter, having delivered promised rewards on four separate Kickstarter campaigns including the SAFE Wallet for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as our Magic Pencil Holder for Apple Pencil and iPad.
We have been working with our tool-maker and manufacturer for years, and have a great relationship with them. We also work with world-class Plastics Engineers.
We have already made and extensively tested production prototypes for the SAFE Wallet for iPhone 8 & 8 Plus, as well as our SAFE Wallet Mini, that have been made from our steel production tooling. We are 100% confident in this product and don't anticipate any risks or challenges.
Our SAFE Wallet for iPhone X has been prototyped using a state-of-the-art 3D printer, and it is currently holding a full scale model of the iPhone X perfectly. The 3D model is flawless, and we don't anticipate any challenges rolling into production with it. Our biggest challenge with this model is trying to get it to market as quickly as possible. so customers can enjoy it :-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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