For those who want a little more - our compact Bi-Fold Wallet.
When we set out to create a wallet, we asked our customers what they wanted, what was important to them. The results (below) compelled us to create a smarter, simpler wallet. A wallet you can appreciate every day.
The removable carbon fiber money clip idea came when we witnessed someone putting a large clip, over their entire wallet. We loved the improvised concept, but the clip didn’t fit well and was too big to fit in a pocket. We were inspired to create a custom clip that slid INTO the side of the wallet, becoming “one” with the wallet. So we designed a custom, low-profile carbon fiber money clip that fit “like a glove”. This is a true one-of-a-kind feature.
Kore wallets are handcrafted using 100% Full-Grain Leather, the best grade of leather available. Superior to "genuine" or "top-grain" leather, Full-Grain leather actually improves with age, outlasting cheaper grades of leather, fabric and elastic style wallets.
The Money Clip is molded using layers of high-grade carbon fiber. The result is stronger than steel and lighter than plastic.
Each wallet is fully lined with the highest grade of RFID (radio frequency identity) blocking material and designed to STOP credit card scanners from reading the information encoded on your smart chips.
Most men pull out their wallets several times a day to make a purchase, or transaction. That equates to thousands of uses per year. That’s why at Kore, we believe a man’s wallet should not only be smart and simple to use – but stylish as well. When you think about it - it’s part of who you are.
Most new credit cards have RFID (radio frequency identity) chips embedded in their exterior. This smart chip allows you to wave your card over a reader to complete a financial transaction, without having to swipe it. Unfortunately, this makes it possible for thieves using handheld card readers, to gather your financial information off your card, while still in your wallet, just by passing or standing nearby. Not good.
Not to worry, we've got you covered. The inside of our wallets are fully lined with a certified RFID-Blocking material that stops 99.99% of all radio frequencies dead, in or out, protecting your credit cards at all times.
We need your help to launch our new Wallets. Why? Our goal is to be able to purchase a large enough quantity of full-grain leather and RFID blocking material to meet the manufacturing minimums and keep the costs down. To do this we need your support. In exchange, we promise to make you an amazing new wallet. A wallet you'll love. Thanks for your support and your time !
Once we complete the Kickstarter campaign, we will be immediately begin the production process. We’ve already selected a factory in Asia that’s successfully made several samples (shown in these photos), so that will save some time. Fortunately we have an American team member living near the factory, who will monitor the entire process and thoroughly inspect all the goods before they leave the factory. Once we receive the order in our San Diego, California warehouse, we will repackage and ship individual orders to backers within a week. This is how we’ve done it several times in the past with success and efficiency.
Here's the SPECS...
> Dims = 2.75" wide x 4" long x 0.2" thick (7cm x 10.4cm x 0.5cm )
> Weight = 0.8 oz (0.022 kg) wallet only, see clip below
> Outer Easy Access Pocket (1-2 cards)
> Main pocket with smart pull tab & RFID lined (1-8 cards)
> Holds total of 10 cards
Carbon Fiber Money Clip
> Dims = 2.15" wide x 3" long x .035" thick (5.5cm x 7.5cm x .08cm)
> Weight = 0.4 oz (0.012 kg)
> Dims = 3 wide" x 4" long x 0.35" thick (7.8cm x 10.5cm x 0.8cm)
> Weight = 1.3 oz (0.040 kg)
> RFID / entire wallet lined for protection
> Two easy access pockets (1-2 cards each)
> Deep pocket with smart pull tab (1-6 cards)
> ID pocket (1-2 cards)
> Holds total of 12 card
We believe in our products and so can you. That's why all of products come equipped with a full 30-day money back guarantee. So if by any chance you’re not happy, you can return it for a full refund. And going further - all of our gear has a full 1-year warranty against defects, premature wear, or breakage. That means if your wallet fails you in any way, we‘ll replace it free of charge with an identical wallet.
Thanks to our loyal backers – Kore Essentials was founded right here on Kickstarter back in 2013, when we launched our successful Trakline belt campaign (see - http://kck.st/13njBME). Since then we’ve been fortunate enough to launch 2 more successful Trakline belt projects, raising a grand total of over $500,000. So we have a solid track record of designing, manufacturing and delivering great products thru Kickstarter.
Our Previous Kickstarter Project Links >
Trakline Belts original product launch - http://kck.st/13njBME
Trakline 2.0 Belts redesign - http://kck.st/QornTy
Trakline Carry-All Belts gear - http://kck.st/1Dflf2u
Visit us online at – http://www.KoreEssentials.com
At Kore we set out to redefine the basics, because to us they're more than just accessories - they're essentials. Essentials that you rely on every day and that define your style. Therefore our approach is pure > blend innovation with superior quality and infuse a classic style, all to create better, more exciting products that exceed expectations.
Located in sunny San Diego, California, Kore Essentials comprises three key members – Karl, Mauro and Steve. Our backgrounds and resumes are diverse, but synergistic. Together we have experience in product design, manufacturing and marketing.
Visit us at - http://www.KoreEssentials.com
Risks and challenges
This is our 4th Kickstarter campaign since launching our Trakline Belts back in 2013. Since then we've learned a lot about manufacturing, quality control, logistics, customer service and Kickstarter.
For example, we make a habit of communicating frequently and openly with our backers regarding the manufacturing progress and shipping status. And in the end - we always do our best to deliver a great, high-quality product that exceeds most expectations and that backers love. As proof - after receiving their Trakline belts over 30% of the backers visited our online store to purchase a 2nd, 3rd and 4th belt and buckle.
Here's a recent Comment posted by one of our repeat Backers -
"...one of the few kickstarters that actually keeps its backers updated, having backed 50+ projects I can't say the same for most."
Nevertheless, we understand moving forward this is a new project, with its own set of challenges and that past successes don't eliminate all the risks involved.
As always, timing is the biggest challenge for us. In the best-case scenario, the process goes smoothly and we deliver the rewards on schedule. As a worst case scenario, we have a few delays and get the rewards out a little later than predicted. Either way - you're going to get a great product. Thanks for your support and time !Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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