I’m Scared… (Four Funky Kickstarter Wallets)
Yesterday I showed you an older prototype titanium wallet I carried around with me for 6 months.
Now here’s why I’m “scared”…
Over the last few weeks there has been a handful of decent wallets on Kickstarter (and I’ll show you these in just a second).
Now, by “decent”, I mean wallets I would personally use (just like you …I have my own strict and very specific criteria for a wallet).
Now, the reason I’m kinda scared is because, like I said, there have been some pretty good designs lately. And I’m talking specifically about more solid, substantial and functional designs.
I’m scared because if project Creators keep coming out with these designs – then maybe what I produce will be redundant!
(Although, admittedly, I’m being a little dramatic …because I’m pretty damn confident in producing a wallet that’s right up there with other Cogent Industries products in terms of obscenely high quality, functionality and aesthetics).
So, yeah, I’d like to show you some of the recent wallets on Kickstarter I have Backed – just in case you missed them…
Carbon Fiber Evolved Wallet
I’m very curious about the “stepped” way it holds cards.
And the reason for this is I spent many months trying to get this same concept to work – but just couldn’t quite get what I wanted.
This wallet is 110mm long (around 25mm, or 1″, longer than a standard credit card) …so, yeah, it’s long. I can see it looks cool (and they’ve offered some very cool materials as stretch goals). Can’t wait to see how it performs…
HFS Dial Slim Wallet
I can’t quite figure out why this is not doing better than it currently is on Kickstarter (but, in saying that, it’s only been a day or so).
It’s well engineered and well thought-out for the most part.
Hopefully it will gain some traction (I have a sneaky feeling it will) and do really well.
Also, it’s being done by “a couple of engineering grads” – which I find cool.
I mean, when I was in there position, I wasn’t creating cool wallets …I was spending 18 hours a day hacking Microsoft Excel trying to “beat the stock market” — which didn’t work and I managed to lose $27,000 in one week — but that’s another story…
Decadent Minimalist Wallet
This design is so close to a design I was playing with a few months ago it’s scary!
The current version of the wallet I’m working on still has many similarities – which seems to be a good thing because this project is doing really well (nearly half-way through campaign and just hitting $50k).
Ti2 [$28] Titanium Wallet
I was pretty impressed by this wallet and wrote about it in this post.
It’s nice and simple and ridiculously cheap.
One last thing…
I’d love to hear what you think of the above wallets and why you did (or didn’t) back them.
I really am super-curious…