Most of us have grown up living with James Bond and Top Gear, dreaming of the day we can have high tech gadgets of our own.
It’s no wonder why so many men are looking to upgrade the cool-factor of their current wallets, which may be lacking in the originality department. Most wallets are “blah,” to say the least, and there’s not much to get excited about.
We want to change that and allow men to flex their cool with a wallet that looks the part and delivers on sweet futuristic features. Here are seven of the coolest wallets available now, as well as some out-of-the-box cash and card carriers you may want to consider.
1. Quick-Draw Money Clip
Maybe the coolest wallet isn’t a wallet at all. A money clip definitely falls into the same category but puts a super-minimal twist on things by boiling everything down to the bare essentials. If all you need on a night out is a couple bills, why not ditch the bulky wallet?
Bear in mind that only a handful of cash clips are made from quality metal materials and are built to last for years. Don’t sell yourself short by buying a flimsy plastic clip that breaks after a few months of use—very uncool!
A money clip is a great gift to give to yourself and makes for an excellent holiday stocking stuffer or present for a friend or family member with a taste for all things cool. Slip some green bills in there to make things that much better.
2. Elegant Leather Cardholder
It’s clear that we’re moving toward a cashless world, or at least a world with less of a focus on cash. This means that people are carrying more cards than ever before, and wallets need to reflect this change.
Rather than letting your cards float around in various pockets or a bulky old bifold wallet, crank up the cool with a leather cardholder designed for this specific need. You should be able to load up to 10 different cards in your device and quickly access them all with the click of a button. That’s way faster (and cooler) than thumbing around through a bifold wallet.
Remember, you don’t need to sacrifice style when buying a cardholder device. Find one that is made from genuine leather and combines a classic look with new-school functionality. That’s the sweet spot that makes a cardholder truly cool!
3. Sleek Aluminum Cardholder
Everyone has their own idea of what cool really means, and for some, it’s all about slimming things down and speeding them up. Think of a high-powered motorbike or the latest smartphone loaded with lightning-fast microchips.
This is the trend of modern technology at large, and it’s reflected perfectly in the design of an aluminum cardholder. If you’re the type of guy who wants everything to be tougher, faster, and more efficient, this type of wallet will be the coolest in the game.
What other wallet is made from military-grade aluminum and can withstand intense conditions of all kinds? You may not be priming yourself for an adventure to the icy plains of the Arctic or the depths of the Amazon rainforest, but your wallet is ready for anything! We consider that to be pretty cool.
4. True 21st Century Smart Wallet
These days, the digital revolution is picking up major momentum, and everything we own is smartening up, thanks to incredible consumer tech advancements. Our TVs, fridges, cars, and watches are all packed with tech, so why not add a smart wallet to the mix?
Leading smart wallets not only look like they’re from the future with a sleek minimal profile, but they also have the tech features to back up that cool visual appeal.
A quick-trigger card release is a big leap forward in the wallet world and a sure sign that your wallet is truly ahead of the curve. Next, you’ll want to make sure that your wallet has RFID-blocking technology that will stop tricky hackers in their tracks if they try to steal your credit card info out in public.
Finally, make sure you also have a way to store your cash if necessary. A smart wallet should have at least a strap or a clip built-in so that you can bring some bills with you wherever you go.
5. Multi-Function iPhone Case
The jury’s still out on whether the iPhone is the coolest smartphone on the market, but we’ll leave that debate for another day. The question here is how much functionality can you squeeze out of your iPhone case, apart from just protecting your device?
With magnetic accessories, you can add some serious storage real estate to your iPhone in a snap. For the extreme minimalist, you can organize all of your essential belongings in one pocket. Cards, cash, and phone all in a single place—how cool is that?
Look for the best iPhone case that gives you the option to expand and customize your setup so that you’ll be prepared for any situation to come.
<h3>6. Old-School Leather Bifold</h3>
There are a lot of guys out there who think that the true age of cool has long passed—thinking about the Rat Pack in the ‘60s or the Miami Vice days of the ‘80s. Those guys changed the game for the rest of the world, and you bet they were carrying classic leather bifold wallets.
You can’t deny the old-school appeal of a leather bifold, especially when it’s crafted with care and made from the best quality leather in the world. You have abundant space to store a ton of cash and cards, and it’s the best all-in-one option for all the aspiring high-rollers out there.
The best part about a bifold is that the leather gets better with age. If you care for it properly, it will take on new characteristics over time unique to you. No two bifold wallets are exactly alike, which makes them that much cooler!
Whether you’re a city slicker or a country cowboy type, there’s something undeniably cool about a great leather bifold wallet, so you’ll want to add one to your collection ASAP.
7. Any Trackable Wallet
Losing your wallet and having to replace it (along with everything inside) is the antithesis of cool. It takes time, money, and a lot of hassle to get it all back, and the annoyance takes forever to wear off.
That’s why you should add a wallet-tracking card to any carrying case you own, whether it’s a smart wallet, a classic bifold, or a space-age metal cardholder. You never know when a wallet could be lost, misplaced, or stolen from your pocket.
When it comes down to the wire, you won’t have to worry about a thing, and you stay cool as a cucumber.
We all have a different idea of cool, but these wallets all bring something original and exciting to the table. Find your favorite or assemble a collection that will remain eternally cool.
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We started with upgrading the traditional leather wallet, making it easier to use and harder to lose. Now, we're taking on the rest of your essentials to make each day easier for you.
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