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Il Bussetto Cognac Leather Zip Wallet review

on Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

Although minimalist wallets and money clips are currently the popular style, I prefer a small zippered wallet and have been carrying one for the past 8 years. Being able to secure the contents by zipping them up just makes me feel better. The latest zippered wallet that I’ve been trying is an Il Bussetto Cognac LeatherRead More…


Architect’s Wallet is rugged, simple, functional

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

Want a wallet with rugged style and tough-as-nails construction, yet is function and minimalist?  Then you need to check out the Architect’s Wallet from form•function•form.  Hand crafted from a saddle-stitched piece of thick, rugged 5/6 oz leather, it eliminates the multiple layers of paper-thin leather dividers of typical wallets, in favor of minimalism and usability.  ItRead More…


ThinFolio wallet review

on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

It seems like wallets are the latest me too fad on crowdfunded sites. Everyone and their brother is hawking the next best thing in minimalist wallets. The ThinFolio is also a Kickstarter project for a thin wallet, but it’s unique enough that I agreed to let them send me a sample so I could try itRead More…


Left Field Design CardClip review

on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Left Field Design has a Kickstarter project that takes an old-world design and evolves it for modern times. The LFD CardClip is a machined (money) clip-style slim wallet, engineered to securely carry your identification, a few credit cards, and paper money. I have been considering trying something like this for too long now. So, when Julie offeredRead More…


Butterfly Wallet – the ultralight micro sports tri-fold

on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

It’s a constant quest ’round these parts to find the thinnest, lightest wallet.  Mark Winstein was tired of his thick, leather wallet and not happy with the duct tape, Tyvek, and rubber band “slim” wallets he’d seen, so he designed the Butterfly Wallet.  Made from super-thin ripstop nylon, it weighs only 0.2 ounces (less thanRead More…


Upcycled from cycle tubes: Alchemy Goods

on Sunday, September 1st, 2013

It’s good to be environmentally conscious.  We have been granted stewardship of this planet, and it’s the only one we’ve got.  One way to preserve our resources is by taking the “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” approach, like Alchemy Goods does.  Taking their cue from the alchemists of old who sought to turn leadRead More…


Coghlan’s All-Weather Wallet keeps your cards and cash dry

on Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

My father fished.  Watching him fish wasn’t like watching the beautiful fishing scenes in A River Runs Through It.  My dad was at war with the fish, and he didn’t need any fancy waders to protect himself from the water.  He’d be in up to his chest without any regards for what he had inRead More…

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You probably won’t have to stretch your budget for the elastic Flip Wallet

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

Okay, it seems everyone has a new and improved wallet design these days. But with all the various designs, shapes, and materials being used for wallets, one needs to be a little different to catch my eye. The Flip Wallet, a Kickstarter project by Elizabeth Drew, has done just that. The Flip Wallet is aRead More…


Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet review

on Monday, August 12th, 2013
Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

Wallets!  We’ve shown and reviewed quite a few of them here at The Gadgeteer, and I wouldn’t expect that to change in the future.  Wallets seem to be a quintessential gadget item.  Part of our EDC, we carry them everywhere with us, and each of us has certain expectations for our wallets.  Bellroy is aRead More…

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HuMn Wallet Mini review

on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

So whats in my wallet? Do I even need to carry a wallet anymore? If I don’t want to carry a wallet, how do I carry my basics for everyday life? A while back there was a news posting about the HuMn Wallet, which is not so much a wallet in the classical sense asRead More…


Carry your cards, cash and iPhone in one place with the iWallie

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Ever just want to leave the wallet or purse at home, but don’t want to carry around your credit cards loose in your pocket? Most people who have a cell phone carries their phone along with them, so why not have a case that allows you to combine the cards and the phone? There areRead More…


WaterField adds two more Finn wallets to their line up

on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

It’s not news that I love love love WaterField wallets. Just do a search on this site and you’ll find me gushing about them too many times to count. Their wallets are the standard by which I judge all other wallets that I happen to be judging I recently switched from one of their CatchRead More…


J. Fold Thunderbird Men’s Leather Front Pocket Wallet and Money Clip review

on Monday, July 8th, 2013
Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

Personally, I’m a money clip-type of guy.  I can’t remember when I last carried my cash in a wallet, but I still carry a wallet for the credit cards and identification items.  When I discovered the J. Fold Pocket Wallet and Money Clip from TheWalletShoppe, it seemed like I could finally get rid of that bulgeRead More…


WaterField Designs Finn Wallet review

on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

When I find a product or a brand that I like, I tend to be very loyal to it. As an example, I’ve been using the same exact WaterField Designs Catch Wallet since I reviewed it back in 2005.  I even gave them as gifts to everyone on The Gadgeteer team a couple years ago. WhenRead More…


WaterField Designs debuts new Finn leather wallets

on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Wallets

Is it weird that I did a happy dance when I saw the news that WaterField Designs was coming out with some new zippered leather wallets? It shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m excited, because I have been using the same Waterfield Designs zippered wallet since 2006! I love them so much that I gaveRead More…


StewartStand RFID-blocking Card Case review

on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Wallets

I once saw a TV show where a woman was walking down a busy sidewalk, not doing anything in particular, not even bumping into the people she passed.  She seemed innocent, but she had a RF reader in her bag that was scanning the RFID-enabled cards inside the wallets of everyone she passed, and sheRead More…


WaterField Designs unveils 3 new Samsung Galaxy S4 cases

on Saturday, May 4th, 2013

WaterField Designs wants to help you keep your brand new Samsung Galaxy S4 protected and scratch-free with their 3 new custom sized case-wallet hybrids. They can be used as a slim, on-the-go wallet that holds your phone plus cash and cards. Hint Wallet—For on the go. See and operate your S4 through the Hint window. ARead More…


Ainste Evan wallet review

on Monday, April 29th, 2013
Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

The Ainste Evan wallet was a Kickstarter project which was successfully funded earlier this year. Their company name “Ainste” was created from a combination of Amazon, Einstein and Steve Jobs and their first product is a minimalist’s wallet designed to hold only your absolute bare essentials. Let me show  you more about it.


Raffinato Color-Block bags carry your tech gear in style

on Friday, April 26th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News, Wallets

The Raffinato Color-Block bags come in three sizes to meet your EDC needs.  Like all bags from Levenger, they are made of beautiful leather.  These are made of softly-textured, full-grain Italian leather in shades of sienna, dune, and caramel; the interior is lined in faille.  The Raffinato Color-Block Satchel (top, left; click for a larger view) is 16″ WRead More…


Mother’s Day gift idea: go-to-lunch wallet for Mom’s smart phone

on Thursday, April 25th, 2013

You know what a go-to-lunch wallet is if you’ve been reading here for a while.  Tory Burch has a nice looking wristlet that would make a perfect go-to-lunch wallet – and a perfect gift for Mother’s Day.  Unlike many smart phone accessories, the Robinson Smart Phone Wristlet isn’t designed specifically for any single phone;  itRead More…


The Reyneau iPhone Case Wallet shows your personality while protecting your identity

on Monday, April 15th, 2013

We’ve featured several “go to lunch” wallets that can hold your phone, ID, and some cash and that allow you to run quick errands without having to lug around a huge bag.  But what if you think those wallets are still too big?  Well, you can forget the wallet that holds a phone and lookRead More…


Can a wallet be articulate?

on Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

Browse through Kickstarter on any given week, and you’ll be greated with no less than half a dozen campaigns for a slimline wallet.  Many of these don’t seem to be any more original than a rubber band over a piece of plastic.  What drew my eye to this new campaign for the Articulate Wallet wasRead More…


Iain Sinclair EON Classic Flashlight review

on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Wallets

Iain Sinclair is known for their wallet sized gadgets like the Cardsharp credit card knife, which I reviewed last fall. They recently sent me their EON Classic Flashlight to review. The EON is another credit card sized device that can be stored in your wallet, enabling you to carry a flashlight with you at allRead More…


Get big savings on the Levenger Bomber Jacket Electronics Phone/Note case

on Monday, February 18th, 2013
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News, Wallets

If you liked the looks of the Levenger Bomber Jacket Electronics Phone/Note Case I reviewed last November (see the related links to read the review) but it didn’t fit into your pre-holiday budget, take another look at it now.  This week, Levenger is offering $30 off the price of this great little “go to lunch” wallet.Read More…


In a pinch for a minimalist wallet? Take a look at a CINCH wallet

on Friday, February 15th, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

From the ever growing minimalist wallet Kickstarter projects comes the CINCH wallet by Portsmith Co. The CINCH wallet consists of the backbone, made of either stainless steel or oak, and a black elastic keeper that wraps around the backbone to keep your wallet items together. The stainless steel version has the added benefit of beingRead More…