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Smart design wallets solves your loose change hassle!
Secret pocket, RFID protection, premium leather & much more!
Smart design wallets solves your loose change hassle! Secret pocket, RFID protection, premium leather & much more!
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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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Numismatics  [noo-miz-mat-iks, -mis-, nyoo-] 

noun, ( used with a singular verb)  

1.  is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. 

Numistar [noo-miz-star-]  

noun.

 1. Revolutionary wallets that sorts your coins & cash instantly!

Numistar - bifold wallet
Numistar - bifold wallet
Globetrotter - Travel Wallet
Globetrotter - Travel Wallet
Paperboy sorts coin denominations
Paperboy sorts coin denominations
important stretch goal update  22/12/2016
important stretch goal update 22/12/2016

 ***  Our Bluetooth tracker partners have helped to lower our FREE bluetooth tracker (mid-spec) stretch goal to $48,000.

This means we'll just need 17 new backers each day to reward ALL our backers with FREE BLUETOOTH Tracking for their wallets!!!

Minimize mis-placed or stolen wallets at no extra cost!

Track your wallet and Mobile device. Minimize lost and theft incidents!
Track your wallet and Mobile device. Minimize lost and theft incidents!

We get coins almost everyday and it's always a hassle to keep these loose change.

The aftermath?  

Jiggling coins in bulging pockets, forgotten cash in bag compartments and the raining of coins onto the pavement as they slipped past my butter fingers.

Fumbling with loose change
Fumbling with loose change

That's when we finally thought; what if our wallets / coin pouches could just sort them for us instantly?

That's how Numistar™ + Globetrotter™ + Paperboy™ were born!

We wanted to "trap" our coins in our wallet instantly and the idea suddenly struck us during our daily jog along the coast.

Fish/Crab traps seemed to work well since ancient times, so it should work pretty well if we could shrink it way down into a palm sized wallet.

Even with our decade worth of experience in leather crafting, it took us 5 months to get it the way we wanted it to work.

Just chuck your notes along with coins, just like how you would receive them!  It's that easy!

Numistar & pals would sort them instantly!

Paperboy even sort them into denominations.

A wallet is an essential that we keep close to us more than 12 hours a day.  We designed several features that will definitely come in handy.

  • RFID Protection to deter wireless identity theft
Shield your cards from wireless theft!
Shield your cards from wireless theft!
 
A cheap RFID scanner bought off EBAY getting details off your credit card
A cheap RFID scanner bought off EBAY getting details off your credit card
RFID Protection
RFID Protection
 
  •  Essential compartments
secret compartment
secret compartment
prototype SD, SIM, Spare Key slots (refer to update#5 for new SIM/SD placement)
prototype SD, SIM, Spare Key slots (refer to update#5 for new SIM/SD placement)
Don't you wish you had a spare key or SD now?
Don't you wish you had a spare key or SD now?
What about a slot for 1 simcard removal tool?
What about a slot for 1 simcard removal tool?
Fit up to 8 cards & 2 note slots
Fit up to 8 cards & 2 note slots
Globetrotter multiple note slots
Globetrotter multiple note slots
  •  Stitched leather latch to replace snap/magnetic buttons that may fail over time.
 
no buttons = less worries of parts failure
no buttons = less worries of parts failure

SIZING

Numistar - side profile (11.5cm x 9.5cm x 1cm)
Numistar - side profile (11.5cm x 9.5cm x 1cm)
Globetrotter - side profile (10cm x 18cm x 1cm)
Globetrotter - side profile (10cm x 18cm x 1cm)

REWARDS

Numistar
Numistar
 
Numistar
Numistar
Globetrotter - Travel Wallet
Globetrotter - Travel Wallet
Globetrotter - Travel Wallet
Globetrotter - Travel Wallet
 
Globetrotter in Passport and Phone config
Globetrotter in Passport and Phone config
Got 2 phones?  no problems!
Got 2 phones? no problems!
added 13/12/2016   -   VEGAN EDITION  (Special request)
added 13/12/2016 - VEGAN EDITION (Special request)
Higher stain and water resistance
Higher stain and water resistance
Paperboy - Coin Pouch that sorts your coin denominations   (availability to be confirmed)
Paperboy - Coin Pouch that sorts your coin denominations (availability to be confirmed)
             

STRETCH GOALS

unlock different leather options
unlock different leather options

UNLOCK STRETCH GOAL 1 - SGD$10,000  -  "DEADPOOL"

Numistar in "Deadpool" theme
Numistar in "Deadpool" theme
Globetrotter - Deadpool theme
Globetrotter - Deadpool theme

 UNLOCK GOAL 2 - SGD$28,000 "Saffiano-water resistant" premium calf leather

Saffiano  (high stain &water resistance)
Saffiano (high stain &water resistance)
Saffiano Venom black
Saffiano Venom black
Saffiano Venom black GT
Saffiano Venom black GT

UNLOCK STRETCH GOAL 3  - SGD$38,000 "Dr Manhattan"

Numistar in "Dr Manhattan" theme
Numistar in "Dr Manhattan" theme
Globetrotter - Dr Manhattan theme
Globetrotter - Dr Manhattan theme

UNLOCK GOAL 4 - SGD$48,000  -  FREE MID -SPEC Bluetooth Tracking (Anti-theft/loss)

UNLOCK GOAL 5 - SGD$68,000 - 

FREE HIGH-SPEC Bluetooth Tracking Capabilities (Anti-theft/loss)

Bluetooth tracking capabilities by our partners Arti-Traq
Bluetooth tracking capabilities by our partners Arti-Traq
  • Bluetooth 4, low powered tracker
  • Theft/Lost Prevention - Alert your mobile device when your wallet goes out of range  (up to 15m)
  • 2 way communication - Search for your mobile device or wallet by activating tracking beeps.

Just imagine leaving your wallet on the counter after you paid for coffee, you head out of the cafe and start walking back to your Car.  

In less than 10 metres, Numistar's TRACKER alerts your mobile device of it's absence and you hurry back to get Numistar back.  

This bluetooth anti-lost/theft feature will be FREE when we reach our ultimate stretch goal!

            
 

By backing Numistar, you are helping me realize my dreams of presenting my crafts to the world and as a thank you token; any backer who shares this project will receive a FREE 4 piece SIM adapter and change tool (Retail $16.90)! 

So please share this project via social media, email and word of mouth to tell your friends and family about our campaign. 

A million thanks! Do click the share button at the top of the page! 

(Check out update 9 for more details)

TESTIMONIALS FROM BETA TESTERS

Brandon Oaks, Stock Broker - 

The leather is soft as butter and the workmanship is amazing for it's price.  I've been a customer for the past couple of years and they have never failed to impress me.

Wendy Chai, Retiree -

I saw the sorting mechanism and I'm impressed how simple yet intricacy of it.  It is obvious loads of work have been invested in this idea.  Well done!

Janet Foong,  Marketing Director -

Globetrotter is a travel wizard!  I need to travel across Asia for work and it have indeed helped to organize my travel documents and different currencies.

Kelvin Tan, Sales Executive - 

I'm a coin collector and I'm amazed at how Paperboy sorts the different denominations pretty accurately.  It have found a home in my car to store my loose change!

Patrick Oakley, Photographer - 

Numistar is extremely functional!  I liked how they added the SIM, Memory card slot, which comes in handy in my line of work.  The spare key slot was a lifesaver for someone as absent-minded as me!

We aim to deliver in batches and our backers should receive Numistar in May 2017.

 WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?

We're almost done with our prototypes, but moving to the production phase requires significant capital and scale. 

We need your help to finance the required materials and meet minimum order quantities. The more backers we get, the more value we are able to pass to our supporters in terms of stretch goals and material quality.

 We've spent many months working out the details of this project, and are very excited about finally having the opportunity to bring Numistar to you.

ABOUT US

Hi! I'm Eden & we started a small leather and fabric workshop in Singapore called "February 29" since 2006.  

Our ethics & skills built over the last decade would definitely come in handy to fulfilling our promises to our backers! Take a look at what our Facebook supporters are saying about our work. 

A big thank you for checking out Numistar and for your help in making it a reality. Even if you can't support us with a pledge, contribute to our project by spreading the word on social media.

 Like, or Follow us! Follow us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Feb29Bags  

Questions? e-mail us: numistar@myfeb29.com 

 Want to check out our other crafts?: www.myfeb29.com

Running low on funds but would still want a Numistar or Globetrotter?

Click here to join our rafflecopter contest!

Rafflecopter Giveaway Contest
Rafflecopter Giveaway Contest

You might just win yourself a value pack worth $380.  (Numistar + globetrotter + Bluetooth tracking)

Interested in featuring Numistar™?    

Download our media kit here. Just drop us an email us at numistar@myfeb29.com if you need something more. = )

Risks and challenges

Our first Kickstarter campaign was funded in October 2016 and our production was right on schedule.

With the valuable experience gained, we’re prepared to exceed your expectations this second time around.

Delivery time:
We have been working with professional, organized factories that has decades of experience. However, there's always a risk that suppliers do not fulfill orders on time or the usual shipping rush for the New year season. We choose the best options we have at this moment. We've added buffers to the lead times just in case of Murphy's law.

Duty/VAT charges: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except Death and Taxes” - Benjamin Franklin. Do check with your local customs & tax office.

Customs: Numistar looks awesome under the XRAY and you know how customs officers love awesome stuffs. Do allow more time if you know your countries' custom officers are working overtime on checks.

Acts of God: We are based in Singapore, a tiny red dot on the world map surrounded by seas and guess what? The island we are on is even smaller than New York City.

This means that we have pirates buccaneering off our coasts, heavy monsoons hitting our island every 3 days.

Whatever happens, we'll get Numistar to you. We promise.

We are first and foremost committed to our relationship with our backers, the ones that have been with us from the very beginning and those we’re excited to have join us in our next product evolution. We promise to keep our family of backers updated with our progress throughout the entire campaign.

If there are any bumps along the way, we'll let you know!

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    Thank you for supporting Numistar & Friends!

    What goes around, comes around. =)

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    INTEREST in PAPERBOY

    We are putting Paperboy on hold to focus on Numistar & GT. =)

    We will launch Paperboy again on this campaign once we have a better idea if we can cope with crafting all 3 designs.

    Meanwhile, do pledge $2 to express interest in paperboy. If we are unable to cope with paperboy, we'll refund all the $2 pledges to backers. =)

    You get Paperboy at 30% off Retail (SGD $96) future retail - SGD$138

    PAPERBOY comes with coin denomination sorting and crafted with premium calf leather.

    FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.

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    NUMISTAR - VEGAN EDITION

    You get Numistar in coated canvas at 15% off retail! (future retail SGD$80)

    Please read FAQ before pledging for VEGAN edition. =)

    NUMISTAR comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with coated canvas for VEGANS.

    Limited pieces only!

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    GLOBETROTTER - VEGAN EDITION

    You get Globetrotter in coated canvas at 15% off retail! (future retail SGD90)

    NUMISTAR comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with coated canvas for VEGANS.
    Please read FAQ before pledging for VEGAN edition. =)

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    Numistar for repeat backers

    Thank you for supporting us again!

    You get Numistar at 30% off retail! (future retail SGD$114

    NUMISTAR comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection, and crafted with premium calf leather.

    FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

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    EARLY BIRD NUMISTAR

    You get Numistar at 20% off retail! (future retail SGD$114

    NUMISTAR comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    Globetrotter for repeat backers

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    You get Globetrotter at 30% off retail! (future retail SGD$138

    GLOBETROTTER comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    NUMISTAR - KICKSTARTER DEAL

    You get Numistar at 15% off retail! (future retail SGD$114

    NUMISTAR comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    EARLY BIRD GLOBETROTTER

    You get Globetrotter at 20% off retail! (future retail SGD$138

    GLOBETROTTER comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    GLOBETROTTER - KICKSTARTER DEAL

    You get Globetrotter at 15% off retail! (future retail SGD$138

    GLOBETROTTER comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    LAST 48 HOURS - (Dynamic Duo)

    Our backers asked us to help boost pledges to reach the Free Bluetooth stretch goal.

    So here it is! =) We can only afford 48 sets though.

    You get NUMISTAR + GLOBETROTTER at 30% off retail! (future retail SGD$252)

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    TRIO

    You get NUMISTAR + GLOBETROTTER + PAPER BOY at 20% off retail! (future retail SGD$390

    You get Numistar at 15% off retail! (future retail SGD$114

    NUMISTAR comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    FAMILY QUINTET - 5 NUMISTARs

    You get 5 SETS OF Numistar at 25% off retail! (future retail SGD$570)

    Great for resellers or family and friends splitting the cost to gain more value!

    NUMISTAR comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    FAMILY QUINTET - 5 GLOBETROTTERs

    You get 5 SETS OF Globetrotters at 25% off retail! (future retail SGD$690)

    Great for resellers or family and friends splitting the cost to gain more value!

    Globetrotter comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    RESELLER - 10 NUMISTARs

    You get 10 SETS OF Numistar at 25% off retail! (future retail SGD$1140)

    NUMISTAR comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    RESELLER - 10 GLOBETROTTERs

    You get 10 SETS OF Globetrotters at 25% off retail! (future retail SGD$1380)

    Great for resellers or family and friends splitting the cost to gain more value!

    Globetrotter comes with coin/note sorting, RFID protection and crafted with premium calf leather.

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    RESELLER - 10 PAPERBOYs

    You get 10 SETS OF PAPERBOYs at 15% off retail! (future retail SGD$1380)

    PAPERBOY comes with coin denomination sorting and crafted with premium calf leather.

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Funding period

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