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Voice-activated trackable wallets with instant card access at the click of a button. Never lose your wallet or phone again.
Voice-activated trackable wallets with instant card access at the click of a button. Never lose your wallet or phone again.
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Ekster® 3.0 - The World's Slimmest Smart Wallet

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We’ve partnered with the creators of the slimmest and loudest trackers to date, Chipolo®. At just 0.09" (0.24cm) our new tracker slips easily into your wallet, not taking up too much space, disguised as a card.
We’ve partnered with the creators of the slimmest and loudest trackers to date, Chipolo®. At just 0.09" (0.24cm) our new tracker slips easily into your wallet, not taking up too much space, disguised as a card.
We're now compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Use either a smart speaker or your smartphone to locate your wallet completely hands-free. Find your wallet without having to move from your cosy spot on the couch!
We're now compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Use either a smart speaker or your smartphone to locate your wallet completely hands-free. Find your wallet without having to move from your cosy spot on the couch!
Each tracker has a unique QR code that links it to your smartphone like a fingerprint. Scanning this QR code will put the finder in touch with you immediately via a notification.
Each tracker has a unique QR code that links it to your smartphone like a fingerprint. Scanning this QR code will put the finder in touch with you immediately via a notification.
The upgraded Bluetooth 4.2 provides a more stable connection and double the connectivity range 200ft (60m). Separation alerts are now more accurate, notifying you immediately if you stray too far from your wallet or phone.
The upgraded Bluetooth 4.2 provides a more stable connection and double the connectivity range 200ft (60m). Separation alerts are now more accurate, notifying you immediately if you stray too far from your wallet or phone.
Chipolo's worldwide lost & found network spans across the globe to help you find your wallet even when it’s out of Bluetooth range. When any user is within range of your lost item, you receive a GPS update of its location.
Chipolo's worldwide lost & found network spans across the globe to help you find your wallet even when it’s out of Bluetooth range. When any user is within range of your lost item, you receive a GPS update of its location.
Double press the button on the tracker to sound an alert on your phone, even when on silent mode, or use the Chipolo app on your phone to sound a loud alert from your wallet. We've now doubled the ringer volume to make finding your wallet even easier!
Double press the button on the tracker to sound an alert on your phone, even when on silent mode, or use the Chipolo app on your phone to sound a loud alert from your wallet. We've now doubled the ringer volume to make finding your wallet even easier!
We created a battery that not only slims down the tracker but also lasts twice as long with use. 3 hours of sunshine now gives you 2 months of charge. Our new solar panels now charge your tracker twice as fast, thanks to our patented integration upgrade.
We created a battery that not only slims down the tracker but also lasts twice as long with use. 3 hours of sunshine now gives you 2 months of charge. Our new solar panels now charge your tracker twice as fast, thanks to our patented integration upgrade.
Our upgraded trigger button has been ergonomically shaped for optimal durability. The entire trigger is now made up of one solid piece of hardware, eliminating any chances of jamming/breaking so your wallet won’t give out before you do.
Our upgraded trigger button has been ergonomically shaped for optimal durability. The entire trigger is now made up of one solid piece of hardware, eliminating any chances of jamming/breaking so your wallet won’t give out before you do.
The electrolytic passivation process increases the strength of the oxide layer of the metal for better resistance against scratches and wear. With our secret inner coating and mechanism redesign, your cards eject even further for easier access.
The electrolytic passivation process increases the strength of the oxide layer of the metal for better resistance against scratches and wear. With our secret inner coating and mechanism redesign, your cards eject even further for easier access.
When our previous Kickstarter campaign had the success it did, we knew we needed to find a way to thank all our backers. That’s why in this campaign we are offering 3 brand-new colours exclusively for our Kickstarter backers.
When our previous Kickstarter campaign had the success it did, we knew we needed to find a way to thank all our backers. That’s why in this campaign we are offering 3 brand-new colours exclusively for our Kickstarter backers.
 
For this exclusive product launch, we have chosen Kickstarter to be our main channel. You are the first who can get their hands on these and at a great price point too!
For this exclusive product launch, we have chosen Kickstarter to be our main channel. You are the first who can get their hands on these and at a great price point too!
For those who need less space, we’ve released the Secretary Cardholder as a Kickstarter exclusive launch.
For those who need less space, we’ve released the Secretary Cardholder as a Kickstarter exclusive launch.
 
This new addition to the Ekster family is our slimmest wallet yet at only 0.11" (0.3cm), it’s got room for 6+ cards, coins and cash.
This new addition to the Ekster family is our slimmest wallet yet at only 0.11" (0.3cm), it’s got room for 6+ cards, coins and cash.
With a minimal footprint, this one-sided RFID protected wallet is perfect for anyone living a minimalist lifestyle (or anyone with tight jeans).
With a minimal footprint, this one-sided RFID protected wallet is perfect for anyone living a minimalist lifestyle (or anyone with tight jeans).
Through new innovative methods of tanning and dying, we’ve produced unique, vibrant, long-lasting colours and smoother textures, providing you with more options for your luxury.
Through new innovative methods of tanning and dying, we’ve produced unique, vibrant, long-lasting colours and smoother textures, providing you with more options for your luxury.
We love our leather as much as we love our tech. That is why our new wallet models are handcrafted with even higher quality leathers. Our premium top-grain leathers are hand treated and tanned under the strictest gold-rated LWG environmental protocols.
We love our leather as much as we love our tech. That is why our new wallet models are handcrafted with even higher quality leathers. Our premium top-grain leathers are hand treated and tanned under the strictest gold-rated LWG environmental protocols.
New leather means new improvements: all Ekster 3.0 products use leather that is less prone to scratching than before, making sure your wallet doesn’t just work but looks good doing so.
New leather means new improvements: all Ekster 3.0 products use leather that is less prone to scratching than before, making sure your wallet doesn’t just work but looks good doing so.
Our team consists of a group of people with a good set of brainpower, international backgrounds and high levels of motivation.
Our team consists of a group of people with a good set of brainpower, international backgrounds and high levels of motivation.
                                
                                

We started this business because we were fed up with the same tired traditional wallet designs and functionality. If tracking technology existed, why hadn’t it been integrated into wallets yet? As one of the most important EDC products on your person at any given time, we decided it was way overdue to elevate wallets and bring them into the 21st century. To all our amazing backers, we cannot thank you enough for making our dream a reality. We couldn’t have done it without you. We've grown from a team of 3 in a dorm room to a team of 15 in the tech hub of Amsterdam. After years of hard work and dedication, we’re once again ready to show you why you made the right choice in backing us. To show you our appreciation we created an exclusive line of brand-new colours and even a never-before-seen Secretary Cardholder, our slimmest creation yet. If you want to get in on these tantalizing offers, be sure to back this campaign here.

A special thank you to our partners who made this campaign possible. Thanks to Victoria Momma, JanFillem and Mees van Ekart for their beautiful content creation and creative direction. Thanks to the amazing crew who made this shoot such a success and thanks to Harold van Lennep for his mesmerizing tracks.

1) After the campaign comes to an end, we will send out a "Backerkit Survey" to all backers which allows you to make your final choice of colour, add products to your order and confirm your address.

2) The funds will be subtracted from your Bank/Paypal account and if any additional products are added via Backerkit these funds will be subtracted several days later.

3) As soon as you have completed your survey, your order will be marked as "ready to ship" and we will keep you updated about the status of your shipment via our campaign updates.

4) Once your package is officially sent out, we will send you a tracking number which allows you to track your package from door to door.

Need help? We're here for you. If you need to get in touch with us at any time during or after our campaign, shoot us an e-mail at nest@ekster.com

Ekster's customers span over a range of 150+ countries! We ship worldwide to almost every country out there. Please note that you will be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region or country.

We live by our philosophy: 100% transparency with all backers. That's why we will keep you updated every step of the way. We've learned a lot from our first campaign and we take all these lessons very seriously. Our planning has improved and we've tripled our team's manpower. Seeing as we are no longer a small start-up we have prepared this campaign by ordering the moulds and materials in advance. This way we can speed up the entire process to make sure you get your products on time.

We take our quality control very seriously, but rarely there may be a manufacturing defect. In this case, we are happy to assist you with an exchange for your product! Please note: there will be no exchanges unless there is a manufacturing defect. We do not offer refunds, only product exchanges or store credit. Feel free to reach out to us at nest@ekster.com with any questions!

This project is promoted by Jellop , the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 500+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $235MM raised between them.
This project is promoted by Jellop , the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 500+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $235MM raised between them.
                          

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We've come a long way since our first Kickstarter campaign. We've grown from a team of 3 in a dorm room to a team of 15 in the tech hub of Amsterdam. After raising 7000% of our initial goal and hitting the 1mln first-year revenue mark, we grew to become the biggest smart-wallet manufacturer in the world. Since day 1, our philosophy has been to be completely transparent with our customers at all times. In good times and bad, we've always kept our backers up to date with the finest details of every process. We believe that customer service is the number 1 priority when it comes to e-commerce. Which is why we keep expanding our CRM team to handle our customers' needs. After years of hard work and dedication, we’re once again ready to show you why you made the right choice in backing us.

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