by Steven Elliot
Swipe, without ever having to take your card out.
This project was successfully funded on January 25, 2013.
Swipe, without ever having to take your card out.
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I have to give an update, after contacting Steven, he sent me the new version of the wallet. I can't comment about the old version that backed up, but the one I got is absolutely perfect. I've been using it for over a month now and haven't notice any bad things to comment on. Cards never fall down nor cash. I use it in front pocket. The only issue I had is that for some white or transparent cards they get black color on the edges that I cant remove. I think it is due to the black dying of the wallet.
@Jeremy C. Regardless of the quality that I end up having, It just feels bad that you support a project and get ignored... If the project had failed I can't complain any more but it had a huge success compared to what the project intended to rise so the least thing is to make sure everyone is getting what they supported you for...
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@Khaild Although I do not regret this backing, this wallet was a p.o.s. and pretty much unusable.
I still didn't get my wallet and I'm in USA! The founder is no longer replying to my emails or messages!!
Estimated delivery... Feb 2013. Its end of September 2013 and still no wallet :(
I really wonder if Kickstarter has any backers protection in case like that.
I just replaced my DASH wallet with a $65 Tanner Goods wallet and couldn't be happier. I had the Dash Wallet for few months and everyone asked about it but it's a piece of cloth and not much else. A couple times, I would grab the wallet only to realize the other half of the content fell out into my cargo pocket.
Just received my DASH and I have to agree with most of the backers that it's been a major let down. For the price paid I was expecting better quality material and a professional finish. Unfortunately neither of which seem to have been considered by Mr Elliot.
Overall I am disappointed with the quality of the DASH; I backed the DASH and the Ainste around the same time. I used the DASH for a week and put it in a drawer to try the Ainste, I have not went back. I wish you the best of luck with the new product and I am sure it will be of better quality.
I'm from Mexico and I'm still waiting for mine... hope it to arrive soon.
I keep 6 cards and maybe 6 bills worth of cash in my dash and have been using it for several weeks now. I'm satisfied with mine! With all the negativity I thought as a satisfied backer i'd voice myself a little.
I tend to get questioned whenever I pull mine out to get my CC out too. "Whao, is that a wallet?!"
I'll get Dash 2.0 when its on KS too!
Was not impressed with mine. As AM said below, the black stains the cards and it fell apart after 6 days of constant use. I'm going back to a wallet and money clip.
Mr Elliot, good luck with your future endeavors.
So I received my DASH early on and have used it since. I'm a college student so I walk around a lot with it in my back pocket. The slide pouch gets a lot of use as it contains my Id. The wallet is almost falling apart and majorly warped. However, to me the biggest turnoff was the color bleeding. I have the all black dash, and it has stained all my cards with a black tinge on every edge. To me this was unacceptable. Everything else I would deal with, but I do not want cards to be discolored.
I will however, back the leather dash without a second doubt.
My first impression was overall not positive, so I put the wallet aside after 2 days of use. Because of the nature of the material used, it would catch on to the corners of my business cards. I only carry 3 business cards, 2 credit cards, 1 health insurance card, and my driver's license. I may carry 2-3 paper money, and the wallet would slowly slide down from the opening, exposing the cards. There is no room in my pocket for the wallet to slide out my cards completely, but it didn't seem very well engineered.... I think it partially has to do with the way the seams were stitched inside. The cards are rubbing against a bit of left over fabric that is 'tucked in.' I don't know... maybe a thicker fabric will work better?
I agree with you completely. We have taken every single backer's feedback into account to accomodate to these issues. So keep an eye out for DASH 2. 0 which should be launching in one week. The pricing will be significantly reduced (12$) and the quality (leather and better elastic) will be significantly better.
Just wanted to leave a quick note, I have been using the wallet for a good few weeks now and it is doing what is said. To date no build issues, I guess it will fall apart at some point and I have to admit I was disappointed when I first opened the wallet, I expected more quality for the money paid, I guess therefore I doubt I would buy another one as there is better out there in my opinion.
However on reflection for ease of use and so long as it holds up for a decent period of time I will have no complaints. It works so well I have to check I haven't lost it.
Overall just a shame it was so expensive, I would buy in bulk if was a sensible price. However I see some people have had quality issues and that is a shame. Better quality would justify the price, but all in I am generally happy, i hope my other projects I have helped are the same.
Jorge - I am having the same issue as you but its holding up OK. If you want a fast draw hole the Trihold, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weisberg/trihold-the-no-compromise-compact-front-pocket-wal Wallet is not too bad...it was a fake from Exentri, if you want a real one you can buy it cheaper at http://thewalletking.com/exentri-wallets.html .
Hope that helps as I have the same problem but refuse to go back to my thick leather wallet (you can click on my profile to see how many wallets I have backed on Kickstarter) LOL.
@Jorge, you might want to look into the CRABBY wallet as well, which ends in four days: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1369622196/the-crabby-wallet-a-wallet-that-is-not-for-everyon While it doesn't have a cutout, it appears to me made of a sturdier material. The elastic band adds a nice level of security so your cards don't fall out.
While I still love the concept of the DASH, I think I've pushed it to its max. Like you, I'm very mindful of keeping whatever I own in good condition. The cutout isn't holding its shape - honestly, it never held its shape - and it's definitely started to lose some elasticity because my cards tends to shift around more. Plus, the cards themselves are more worn now from constantly rubbing against each other and I'm fairly sure the black dye has rubbed off on the edges of my cards.
@Jorge - Check out the articulate wallet. It's done being backed, but soon people should be getting theirs, and you'll be able to see if it holds up better based on reviews there.
I posted, close to, if not a bit over a month ago about the dash wallet. I was disappointed when I received the wallet, due to similar reasons that much of everyone has been complaining about.
I want to preface my following statement with the fact that I take care of everything that I own. However, the dash wallet, no matter how much care I give it, will not stop falling apart. Today, much of the stitching on the upper seams have started coming undone. As much as I want to continue using this wallet, I'm going to have to revert back my old bulky wallet (yuck), but I'm afraid of the wallet cannot sustain anymore use!
I received my Green Dash today, weeks head of the May delivery date. I love the material, it holds all my cards and lots of notes and looks the part too. Really impressive work... !
Received my Dash wallet yesterday & love it. I like how it stretches to fit more stuff.
I just got my Dash and love it. How do I get another one for my son? So he doesn't take mine :)
Just got my all black Dash on Monday. It works really well. The cards fit perfectly and the cash is secure. I like the material and I think the overall wallet is an 8/10. The only problem have is that around the cut out for easy removal of cards there is no stitching.
I just got my wallet. it's really cool, it put 7 cards and it's fit perfect.
i like it
I have had my Dash Wallet for a bit less than two months and it is quickly deteriorating - losing it's elasticity, beginning to pill and "collapsing" onto itself. Look, for $20 or what ever I paid, I don't expect it to last forever, but I am a bit disappointed, perhaps more by the execution than the idea. The concept is really smart. The materials and construction? Not so much.
I received my Dash yesterday and transferred my stuff from my wallet. You can't get much more minimalist than this. It's yet to be seen how well it holds up (my leather wallet has lasted me for 5+ years and is still in good shape) but my initial impression is good.
Thanks for delivering as promised. I hope is goes really well for you Steve.
* Oops, apparently I can't count. It's been two, two, two! months of DASH use.
I've used the DASH for exactly one month and I'm really happy with it. It's worked really well for the purposes I bought it -- to easily transition from my purse to my bike bag (when I go on those intermittent local errand jaunts on my old bike and don't want to go through the whole spiel of removing my license/insurance card/cc/cash from my 'normal' wallet and risk forgetting to replace them, and on brief sojourns to fast food joints when I don't want to fool with my purse. I have recently noticed some pilling on both sides, but that doesn't bother me too much (and would be easily removed if I weren't so lazy) and hasn't affected its functionality. Full disclosure: I'm a girl and the DASH is inside my purse 95% of the time, so it doesn't experience the rough and tumble and friction issues involved with front/back trouser wallet placement. Also, the slide window looks the same as it did fresh out of the packaging.
Still loving my Dash! I've had it for a while now and isn't showing any signs of deterioration. And thats's saying a lot considering I walk 9.2 miles a day with it in my back pocket.
I don't think I ever put in my shipping information when there was a call for responses. Somehow the email got eaten by my spam filter. Is there a way to see if I am going to get a wallet for the level I pledged at?
@Kenneth Whoa, that ebay link is not owned by me. I have my own website that sells it.
Thanks for bringing the link up though. I will have to see what I can do about that.
If anyone is interested...
I know my delivery date was for May, but in your last update on Feb 23rd you said the rest of the wallets would be shipped 'within the next month' which would have been March 23rd. Hmmmmm....
Great design, but I'm afraid to say that I am not a fan of the execution. It isn't very well-made (in my opinion).
Many of those who have not received the wallet yet pledged for the rewards due in May. @Upsilon7
If you are wondering, check which reward you pledged for or you can contact me directly.
Also, black wallets should be coming in this week!
Thank you all for being so patient.
Still waiting. Very sad.
Still waiting on mine. Updates for the kickstarter green batch? The comments have lowered my expectations. Just wanting to see where my $20 went.
I like the wallet, however the hole is starting to fray - if you ever want to be taken seriously you will have to reinforce this or else it looks like a do it yourself piece. You should also look into making one out of leather.
After a month of very light usage (I keep it in a separate pocket of my purse mostly, as I rarely buy things or need ID, so I've only used it maybe a dozen times), the hole and edges are warped beyond fixing, and while the slide spot is still working fine, the rest of the wallet has lost usefulness - the other card pocket barely holds things in (dropped an ID card the other day), while the cash pocket is nearly impossible to open. I have a total of 7 cards, and have never had more than 5 dollar bills with that, so it's certainly not from over-stretching it. It still is all right for my purposes, but it's not great, and I wouldn't back this again. Maybe I'd buy v2, IF the reviews got better, but I'm not a fan of this.
Finally got my 2 DASHs. Sadly, I agree with most of the comments. The cutout square in the center is useless and without any sewing, it actually looks very bad, and prone to breaking at any time.
But the biggest issue is that the top 2 or 3 milimeters of the cards are out all the time, which makes it at a minimum look ugly, and at a maximum look like the cards would fall out, even though I have to admit they never falled so far. Notice that I have about 5 cards per side.
I really do not understand how this two issues where not detected/suffered by the development team. If they can fix both problems, the DASH 2.0 would be a winner, as the minimalist nature of the wallet is really cool.
Is there any one we can contact to see if our Dash had been dispatched? Expected March delivery, for the black. Much thanks!
Haven't got mine either. Completed survey in January. Estimated Delivery date on my Pledge says February.
Havent got mine?
Another month-long user checking in...
I love the concept of the DASH. After using such a minimalist wallet, I don't think I will ever be able to go back to a traditional wallet. When I first received it, my biggest concern was the cutout. It hasn't torn or frayed - at least beyond what fraying was present when I received it - but it still looks pulled. I have 7-8 cards in the DASH at all times and regularly stuff multiple receipts in the cash slot and it hasn't lost its elasticity to the point where the cards are in danger of falling out. However, it could simply be my imagination but I feel like the material has started to stretch ever so slightly. Also, has anyone else noticed the wallet turning the edges of your cards black? I'm not sure if it's my DASH or my previous wallet.
All that being said, I am happy with my DASH. I would definitely buy DASH v2.0 if these issues (slightly stronger material, reinforced cutout) were addressed. Hope you're planning to do so, Steven. :)
I've also been using mine for a month and I'm pretty happy with it.
The rubber band at the top isn't that effective though.
A piece of fabric which goes over the opening and attaches with a button would be more secure.
Been using this non stop for over a month now.
Material does not feel very good.
The hole in the front of the wallet it looks horrible and is pointless.
Often when reaching for my wallet in my pocket, the cards are half way out of the wallet near all of the way out.
Not a great product but do not regret supporting it.
Does everyone else have a problem with cards poking out the top? The top 1-2mm of cards are visible at all times (2 cards per side). Also the slide aspect is not that useful in Australia as all our cards are "tap and go" style, so the magnetic strip is now outdated. Either way, it does the job for now.
Got my Dash yesterday and am very pleased. I guess I may experience some of the issues below, but I love it so far and think its a great minimal wallet for bar-hopping, casual nights out, etc. Well done, Steven.
I've also funded a "tougher" less professional wallet that floats (I kayak occasionally). Check it out if you need something similar. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004867815/ezgo-wallet-a-modern-slim-light-easy-to-use-wallet