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Ekster 3.0: The World's Slimmest Smart Wallet

Tech companies have tried to replace the wallet with your smartphone, but they haven’t succeeded just yet. There just isn’t a practical replacement for one of the most essential items in your EDC. That’s why instead of replacing your wallet with tech, Ekster combines the two. They already have the world's best-selling smart wallet after a wildly successful Indiegogo campaign last year, and now they’re back with the new and improved Ekster 3.0 range of wallets on Kickstarter.

Technology aside, the Ekster 3.0 Parliament Wallet is still a well-made wallet that can hold up to 12 cards and cash across its main sleeve and leather bi-fold section. It’s wrapped in premium leather, has RFID protection, and measures only 0.4” thick. Why keep your bulky, beat-up bifold when you can get something that looks better and weighs less? Accessing your cards is also easier than before thanks to an improved trigger on the bottom that fans out your cards at the top for easy picking.  For those of you who want an even slimmer wallet, there's the Senate Cardholder. It's similar to the trigger-equipped card section of the Parliament, but pared down to accommodate up to 10 cards and measure 0.3” thick. Ekster offers an even slimmer option this campaign with the debut of the Kickstarter exclusive Secretary Cardholder. It's a 0.15" thick traditional cardholder form factor designed to accommodate up to 6 cards, cash, and coins with single-side RFID protection and easy contactless payment.

Ekster has partnered with tracker-company Chipolo to make one of the slimmest item trackers you can get, complete with their own patented solar panel charging tech. It doesn't require direct sunlight to recharge and holds a charge for two months. At 0.09” thick you’ll barely feel the tracker, but you'll be glad it's there if you ever need it. As the first-ever voice-activated smart wallet, you’ll be able to find your lost or stolen wallet anywhere in the world with nothing more than your voice. It's compatible with both the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so asking the voice assistant to locate your phone will set the tracker ringer off and show its last location on a map. If your wallet is still nowhere to be found, Chipolo's worldwide lost & found network spans across the globe to help you find your wallet even when it’s out of Bluetooth range. When any user is within range of your lost item, you receive a GPS update of its location.

Whether you’re looking to slim down your wallet or want to upgrade to something a little more modern, the Ekster 3.0 seems like a great option. Due to the success of their last campaign, the company is offering three new colors to choose from available only to Kickstarter backers. As Ekster is the only smart wallet to have made it past the crowdfunding stage (you might've even seen them at Macy's or online at Huckberry), you can back with confidence. Secure yours at the link below before the campaign ends on November 17th.

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Ekster 2.0 Slim Trackable Wallet

"Many sleek wallets leave you shuffling through a stack of disordered cards, trying to find the right one; their lack of individual pockets (and thus organization) is what makes them slim. The Ekster 2.0 has a better solution: a pinky-activated switch that quickly flicks up all six contained cards in an accessible stepped fashion to get you the right one, stat. Both the Parliament and Senate Ekster feature this mechanism plus a cash strap and..." (via GearHungry)

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