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About the wallet
The Obtainium wallet is for people who want to simplify their life and appreciate refined quality and design.
Obtainium wallets are made from aircraft grade Aluminum and hard coated to a satin texture; this gives it outstanding durability and a hand feel unlike anything else.
Plastic cards are used for most purchases these days so we created a quick insertion and removal system; this was the basis for the entire design.
All the inner surfaces are tapered to allow cards to slide easily under the strap.
Our unique strap system is the key to how the Obtainium wallet holds items securely, while making it easy to access your cards, with or without opening the wallet! Cards slide in from either end, pushing under the strap and are easy to sort through.
– The Sexiest wallet around!
– Items won?t fall out – holds items more securely than a normal wallet, survives the „upside down shake test?!
– Our first 200 orders are $99 on Kickstarter, then $125 thereafter. RRP is $199 USD
– Made from hard durable stuff. (Aircraft Aluminum with a scratch-resistant 40 micron hard anodise coating) available in Gold Bar, Platinum grey or Military Olive colors
– Blocks RFID skimming
– Will hold 8 cards and some cash or 10 cards no cash
– Tapered edges and low friction coating allow it to slide easily into tight jeans pockets
– Completely stain and water proof
– Longer lasting than a fabric wallet! Won’t stretch, sag or rip and will maintain it’s appearance far longer than leather!
– Future-proof, soon all cards will convert to RFID. Further down the road cash will be obsolete. Functionality gets better with age
– Flexible strap holds items securely
– Just 15mm thick, 100mm (L) x 70mm (W)
– Leave one side vacant and you can hold a number of objects like flash drives, lighters or half eaten cookies!
– Quick access to cards, with or without opening it!
– Keeps everything neat, tidy and visible. It?s like having a maid in your wallet!
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Obtainium has refined and redefined what a wallet should be. We create products with minimalist style, functionality and quality. We created the Obtainium wallet to perfectly meet the modern needs of a wallet.
Our philosophy is to obsessively design and extensively test our products to ensure they are both loved and provide you with a long serviceable life span. Obtainium consist of an American, two Aussies and a Swede. With each of us having around 10 years of product development experience, we know what it takes to go from an idea, to real product. We also understand the many pitfalls that can put a project in jeopardy or weaken its design intent. Hong Kong is a major hub for design and manufacturing and this is where we all met.
We believe in the philosophy “weniger, aber besser” less but better, touted by Dieter Rams. By understanding the true essence of the product we can reduce complexity while increasing functionality.
Will my stuff fall out of this wallet?
No, what kind of crap wallet would that be? The flexible strap system holds your items in tight and secure. You can hold the wallet upside down and shake it and the items will not fall out. In fact, it holds things more securely than most wallets.
How does it work? Explain it to me in simple terms.
The Obtainium wallet is a simple bi-fold design with two identical inner areas for card and cash storage. The inner areas fit bank cards, standard size business cards and folded notes, receipts etc. The great thing about the Obtainium wallet is you simply slide your cards and notes in from the open end under the retention strap. The strap holds everything in securely.
To remove items, simply slide them out.
How do I know I will like it?
It is for people who want to simplify their life. Who appreciate refined quality and design. If you appreciate a Ducati you are going to like it. The OB-01 makes an emotional statement that other wallets just can?t match. It achieves this through its combination of minimalist design and high quality materials. On top of these attributes it?s also extremely simple and easy to use. It also keeps all your items neatly arranged, pleasing you inner OCD!
How do I fit all my items in there?
Obtainium is designed to be as space efficient as possible. It has space for 10 cards or 8 cards and some cash. People don?t need to carry as much cash as they used to, and most people need only 4 or 5 cards. Read our guide on de-cluttering your wallet to make the switch.
Where can I buy one?
We launch on Kickstarter in November 2012, after that you can order through our website at www.obtainium.co.
How do I access a card that is in the middle?
This is the beauty of our design, you can slide the stack of cards out slightly and simply slide the other cards back to access the one you need in the middle.
Why would I switch from a leather wallet?
Leather wallets are an antique, an evolution of an out dated design. They were invented to carry notes and coins, which used to be the only form of payment that was used many decades ago. We now only use a small amount of cash and we use plastic cards for most things, so we designed our wallets around this.
Will I be more attractive to women if I buy this wallet?
The car you drive, your cell phone, the clothes you wear and your wallet make a statement of who you are and what you stand for. Pull out an Obtainium wallet and it makes a statement that you aren?t conventional or boring, and you like to use well designed and tasteful products.
How durable is this Aluminium wallet?
The Obtainium wallet will outlive any leather wallet due to the materials used and a reduction in the number of components. The hard Anodised coating on the Aluminium wallet is very durable in terms of scratch and abrasion resistance. After many years of use the coating will wear to an attractive patina while the Aluminium will not degrade to do moisture, sunlight, harsh chemicals or stains.
What sort of warranty do you give?
We warrant our products for 3 years for defects in materials and workmanship.
What other uses are there for it?
Craig from Obtainium actually uses it as a static electricity discharge device. He tends to generate a lot of electricity and when touching metal objects gets zapped. He hates the sensation of being electrocuted everywhere he goes(he lives in the dry climate of South Australia) so he uses his wallet to discharge static electricity for him!
We have also found it very useful for carrying and protecting larger objects such as USB drives, lighters, half eaten cookies, chewing gum(new or used), keyring torches and the list goes on!
Why is it made of metal?
The metal material enabled us to create a very thin outer wall, thus minimising the thickness of the wallet, and creating an incredibly stiff, robust design. Hard anodise is extremely durable and hard wearing.
Should I put this in my pocket with keys and coins or my phone?
It can happily go in the pocket with keys and coins, the finish is very durable. We don?t recommend putting it in the same pocket as your smartphone as it may scratch it.
How did you guys come up with this design?
We took nothing for granted in the design and started from scratch. Obtainium is 4 designers with around 10 years of experience each. Many, many iterations of designs were made, prototyped and tested. We ended up with this design as it was great in everyday use. We use them ourselves and utilised a number of beta testers to iron out the bugs and improve the design.