Welcome to the Titanium Wallet Project by Ti2 Design.
Kickstarter and Wallets
There are a lot of wallet projects here on Kickstarter. So many that both Kickstarter and Business week posted articles about them back in June.
Friends of Ti2 began pinging us with "Did you see the article about wallets on Kickstarter?"... "When are you guys gonna do a wallet out of Titanium?"
A wallet project was something we've always been interested in doing... We wanted to design something with a minimalistic style for every day carry.
With so many awesome wallets available, we asked ourselves... Why haven't we converted? It was simple. None of us felt comfortable depending on elastic to secure our ID, cards and cash. Elastic works great for a lot of things, but we felt that for long term use a titanium spring was a better solution.
Index cards and cash through the large thumb window.
GONZO VERSION NOW AVAILABLE
I was studying some bronze spec charts for another project and noticed phosphor bronze.. Hmm, heat treatment = spring temper... UPS blue showed up yesterday and we jetted, tumbled overnight... bend... tumble some more and voila, Captain Steampunk!
Ti2 Design Wallet:
Affordable -- While studying many of the popular minimalist wallet projects here on Kickstarter we noticed pricing centered around $28. This price included wallets made of various materials and we wanted to offer a well designed solution at this "Kicker approved" price point. The $28 price point will only be available during this Kickstarter project. Post project retail pricing will be $39.99.
Made from Titanium -- The Ti2 Titanium wallet is made out of 1/32" Grade 5. Why Grade 5? Also known as 6Al4V, this Titanium alloy exhibits a high modulus of elasticity which is well suited for this project. The Ti2 Titanium Wallet won't corrode, rust or lose its spring... EVER!
Minimalist Design -- We jetted, bent, prototyped, then removed elements, re-designed, tested and repeated until we achieved full utility and style. It measures 2-3/16" x 3-1/2" x 3/8" (55mm x 90mm x 9.5mm) and weighs only 25 grams.
NEW vs OLD
Yikes! I've been carrying that lump for 10 years!
The Ti2 Titanium Wallet has enough spring to hold a single bill and flexible enough for 7 cards and 12 bills! Gotta love Titanium!
Resort / Club mode -- 2C2B. Saturday club night? Weekend get-away at your favorite resort? Leagues at the local bowling alley? All you need is an ID, Credit Card and a couple of bills to tip your bartender.
Big Stacks, Little Stacks Domestic and Foreign Cash
Can I pledge for more than one?
You can add on multiples by pledging in increments of $28. i.e... If you pledge $56 we'll assume you're wanting 2 wallets (2 x $28 = $56). After the project funds (fingers crossed) and before fulfillment, we'll send out a survey where you'll be able to let us know what you're getting.
What will it Carry?
1-7 cards plus a wad of cash. We've found that tri-folding cash offers a stylish slim carry.
Stonewash. Simple, looks great with wear. *** Finish may vary slightly.
With each Kickstarter project funded over our project goal, we've re-invested to diversify our capabilities. After our Para-Biner project we invested in a laser marking machine to help brand our products.
For this project we are offering up to 3 letter Monogramming for an additional $20. In standard monogram format, the middle letter of the 3 letter monogram is taller and the entire monogram measures 1.5" x 1.5" square. *** Laser Finish may vary slightly.
Color Monogramming options
The colors are difficult to photo, they change hue when angled differently and change all together when rubbed with oil so keep in mind when pledging. These photos are after they are cleaned with rubbing alcohol.
The numbers correspond with the scan speed on the laser.
- SS 10 black
- SS 60 blue / purple
- SS 120 bronze/violet (no clue really)
- SS 200 gold
On the project survey sent out after the project FUNDS you'll be able to choose your color option for your monogram.
This will be the highest funding goal we've ever needed. This project critically depends on exceeding our project goal of $28,000.00 so we can build an automated bending machine to precisely preform the complicated series of bends that form the Ti2 $28 titanium wallet. We have worked out the design, we just need the components/time to automate. Help us build a robot!
In the event that we're over-funded, we'd like to purchase some more vibratory tumblers to ramp up production.
Please tell your friends :)
We've executed 6 successful projects here on Kickstarter and we need your help on this project more than ever. If you think this is a clever project and your friends would want one, please pass it along via social media.
Also, if you have a favorite gadget website (uncrate.com, gearhungry.com, coolmaterial.com, etc...) Send them a tip about our project. Every plug helps.
Thanks for your support in advance!
Mike and the Ti2 Crew
Risks and challenges
I have a background in design, machining and experience managing production jobs. I know the kinds of problems that arise in the shop and how to deal with them quickly and efficiently.
If this project funds and in order to fulfill we will need to:
1. Source Material -- Titanium -- Multiple vendors and quotes are lined up.
2. Machine the parts -- Lowest risk of the process, our machines are optimized for parts like this insuring quick production and high quality parts.
3. Finishing -- We have multiple finishing tumblers that can accommodate the tumbling needs.
4. Fulfillment -- We do our fulfillment in house to offer direct communication with our backers. Our experience on our last projects have helped us develop accurate fulfillment protocol.
The success of this project depends heavily on getting the word out. Every blog or social networking post counts, so please share. Thanks for your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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