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The NU minimal & slim Card Holder/Wallet. Curved to fit the body, it holds just the bare essentials. Standard or RFID Blocking models.
238 backers pledged $20,578 to help bring this project to life.

NU Lifestyle Card Holder/Wallet - 12 months on.....

Posted by Kevin Whitley + KWA Design (Creator)

A big HELLO to all our Nu Lifestyle Card Holder backers....hope you are well. 

It's been just over 12 months since our Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded and many thanks to all of you who helped make our NU Lifestyle Card Holders a reality.  We hope you're all enjoying using your NUs, and would love to hear from you with your experiences.

Over the past 12 months we've had a number of people contact us about creating a new model NU Card Holder with a larger capacity.  Some people have asked for capacity to be increased from 4 cards up to 5 and some even 6 cards, so we have decided to take up this challenge and re-develop the NU to increase capacity, but we first need your help.  Please let us know your thoughts...would you prefer a 5 card or 6 card capacity?  Or for that matter would you prefer even more?  Remember NU has always been about reducing bulk in your pocket, so it makes no sense to us to increase our NU Card holders back to the size of the 'Fat Wallet'. 

We've also been asked by some folk if we can introduce a more cost effective RFID Blocking Card Holder to protect their Smart Cards from being illicitly skimmed.  Our existing Persona RFID Blocking Card Holder protects Smart Cards perfectly, but because it is CNC machined from aircraft grade aluminium, it is just too expensive for some people.  Again we have decided to take up this challenge as part of our re-development project. Our goal is to provide to you all, a new, NU Lifestyle Card Holder that is both larger in capacity, but also RFID blocking at a much more affordable price.  So please, provide us your comments and suggestions and we'll launch a new Kickstarter project to bring this product to you.  And as our thank you for your time and effort, we'll provide everyone that responds with comments and suggestions,  a 10% discount coupon which can be used to purchase any product from our online store.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

Kevin & the KWA Design team


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    1. Kevin Whitley + KWA Design 3-time creator on

      Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions. The feedback is evenly split between 5 and 6 cards, so we have decided to do both, so now we'll have our standard 4 card UNO as well as a 5 and 6 card UNO. All of these will come in the same range of colours. We've already started designing these and hope to have some 3D printed prototypes on Monday to check the overall size of the Card Holders and fit of the cards . I'll post some pics and show you. In the meantime I'll send you all your discount coupons as promised. Thanks once again.

    2. Kevin Whitley + KWA Design 3-time creator on

      Hi Toju, Great to hear the NU has solved your neck and back problems. Woudl you mind if I quoted you on our Facebook page?

    3. Stuart Bell on

      A 6-card holder would work, but yes some of the CC here in the states have very deep imprinting, I currently us the Bullet Train Safe Wallet iPhone case that should hold 5 CCs or 15 business cards, but I can only get 4CCs in it and that is with even flipping them around. But if you guys made a 6 card holder/wallet I would buy it, if you had them before Christmas I would buy several as gifts.

    4. Mirror's Shadow

      I don't notice my 4-card holder when it's in my back pocket, which is great, because my head, neck and back problems have almost entirely vanished. 5 card would be good, 6 would likely be the limit for me.

    5. Kevin Whitley + KWA Design 3-time creator on

      Thanks for you input Stuart, though I'm curious that you have trouble fitting 4 imprinted credit cards. Ive been using 4 imprinted cards in mine for a long time with no problems. Perhaps the embossing of cards in your country is different than here in Australia.
      I think the maximum size we'd be prepared to go to is 6 cards...I just see an 8 card holder getting too bulky.

    6. Stuart Bell on

      I too love my Card Holder, but like the others find that 4 Cards don't fit my needs, and depending on which CC I put in sometimes I can only get 3 cards as the imprinted lettering on some CC is larger than others which makes them a bit thicker. I would buy another one (maybe more) if they would hold between 6 - 8 cards. That way I could put in what I needed and even if I only needed 5 cards I think they would still be secure. Looking forward to seeing your new card holders.

    7. Kevin Whitley + KWA Design 3-time creator on

      Thanks for your comments & suggestions Pen. Glad you're loving your Persona & hopefully the next generation will be even better for you.

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      Pen on

      Hi Kevin

      Scott has summed up my thoughts entirely. I'm loving my Limited edition Persona - the way it looks and feels, but I too get a bit annoyed at having to do a card swap-around. Ideally I'd like to also be able to fit my Myki card in with the licence, credit cards of 2 varieties & store loyalty card. That way, there'd be virtually no swap-around required. Six would also be fine provided it's not too bulky and still holds easily in my hand & pocket.

    9. Kevin Whitley + KWA Design 3-time creator on

      Thanks Sharlene, so is your reference 5 or 6?
      Sounds like your phone has caused you to be locked out your Hotel room. :)

    10. Sharlene Glennie

      Hi Kevin,
      I also love my cardholder. Was pleasantly surprised with high light it was - perfect for hanging round my neck at conventions. I did also find that once you have a credit cart, id, & room key it was a little snug and I like to be able to put a few larger notes in there as a "backup" and only keep a few smaller notes in my pocket so a little more room would be nice, and if you can do that and include RFID for not too much more money, that's a bonus I'd be fine with (esp if the RFID blocking assists with the high instance of accidental wipe on hotel room keys by putting them too close to your phone)

    11. Kevin Whitley + KWA Design 3-time creator on

      Thanks're the first one to respond. I'll keep you updated as the preferences come in and send you the discount coupon in the next couple of days.

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      Scott Hinton on

      Hi Kevin,
      Great idea. Although I do truly love my NU Persona Kickstarter Limited Edition, I do get a bit frustrated that I can only hold 4 cards when I need to carry more. Problem is I need a work credit card and a couple of personal cards plus license. 5 would be good but 6 would be great.