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SLIM is a sleek, lightweight, precision machined wallet designed to hold up to six cards plus bank notes. Machined to high tolerances from a solid block of Brass, Aluminium 6061 or Titanium. With a durable, long-life, elastic strap intertwined within the wallet, it cannot come loose or be lost. The elastic strap design produces a dual layered strap, allowing bank notes to be strapped securely in place on their own in the smaller inner section.
Choose from 3 precision machined metals
Machined to high tolerance and finished with a fine bead blasting. Designed to age naturally, achieving a patina look. Weight: 80g (2.82oz)
Ultra light weight and sleek, machined from high grade Aluminum. It is also fine bead blasted and anodised matte black. Weight: 25g (0.88oz)
For those who crave the absolute best, we decided to create a Titanium version. It combines the best features, strong as steel and as light as aluminium. Creating a one of a kind SLIM wallet. Stone-tumbled for a unique and worn look. Weight: 42g (1.48oz)
- Choose to have your SLIM wallet precision machined from a choice of 3 metals.
- Designed so that the strap is not detachable and has a dual strap design.
- The dual strap design allows for notes to be strapped in place on their own in the inner strap.
- SLIM can hold up to 6 cards plus a selection of bank notes.
- Weight and size is significantly reduced compared to standard wallets, resulting in a wallet that is barely noticeable.
Dual Strap Design
Unlike some minimal wallets we wanted to make sure you would never lose the elastic strap when your out and about. Our design not only secures the strap in place but created a dual layered strap design allowing for bank notes to be held in place on their own. The inner strap sits in a machined slot in order to keep the design sleek when cards are held in place.
Designed in UK, Manufactured in China.
In order for us to have SLIM manufactured at an affordable cost, we need to meet minimum order quantities. With your help and Kickstarter we aim to meets MOQ's and take SLIM to market.
Machined from a solid block of high grade material, machining to tight tolerances with precision and quality a high priority. Each material finish was tested and chosen to bring out the best qualities of the material and to enhance the design.
Over the last 4 months, we have worked on designing and building prototypes, during this time we have had dozens of prototypes machined, tweaking the design numerous times to produce something we are proud of.
After each SLIM is finished and checked, they are then laser engraved on the back with subtle branding so not to take away from the overall design.
The manufacturing of SLIM will be machined by a Chinese manufacturing company that we have worked with for several years and can handle the volume we think we will achieve through Kickstarter. Working with the manufacturer we have manufacturing schedules, assembly and packaging arranged. We have arranged everything we need to make SLIM a perfect product.
We plan to begin production as soon as we reach our goal so we can deliver as soon as possible. With your help it can be before schedule.
Sleek and Slim Design
My name is Josh McAllister, lead designer and founder of SolidDesign Consultancy, a product design and development company based in Manchester, UK. My background is in mechanical/electrical engineering and product design, since starting SolidDesign we have worked on projects all around the world, from renewable energy to medical and consumer products. The idea for SLIM started several months ago, when I noticed the increasing popularity for minimal wallets. Unlike the products that were available I wanted to design a wallet that would last the test of time and would age well. After numerous sketches, models and material research we came to the decision that SLIM should be made from a single block of metal. But unlike many other minimal wallets we wanted to make sure that you would never loose the band. The materials and finishes were chosen to give the best finish and because we designed SLIM to last we wanted them age well.
Delivered and in your hands
With your support we are targeting to have SLIM to every backer by the middle of December. We hope that you are inspired and excited by the idea and choose to support the project. Either way, please spread the word and share with your friends.
Thank you for your help!
Risks and challenges
SolidDesign are Product Designers, so relax in the knowledge that we know how to develop winning products. In every project we take on, we encounter new problems, difficulties and answers. This means we have a great deal to offer in terms of project experience and guidance.
Our biggest challenge is to delivery your SLIM wallet on schedule, but we have experience dealing with the manufacturers and have great faith in their capabilities.
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