All in all, I spent less than an hour looking for my wallet this time but there were a few very real moments of panic in which I thought I’d just lost it while out before. You know the feeling I’m talking about: when you realize you haven’t seen your wallet in a while. When you pat your pocket and can’t feel it. When you go to pay at the counter and it’s not where you thought it would be. Nine times out of ten, it turns out I simply forgot where I put it; the tenth time, I’m already holding it in my hand while I look for it in my bag.
I made my excuses to my friend when I arrived (forty minutes late), ruefully adding ‘I wish I could just ring my wallet sometimes, you know?’ She wasn’t impressed by my tardiness, but she had a suggestion for me. She mentioned a brand named Ekster that makes smart wallets which you can call. Before you ask ‘do I really need this, though? Does a wallet need to be smart?’ I have another question for you. How many times have you lost your wallet? If you’re one of those people who just always knows where everything is, congratulations and goodbye! You don’t need this. But if you’re like me, keep reading.
How many times have I actually lost my wallet, you ask? Twice. Once I was five years old and I threw it into the sewer in a fit of rage. It only had a drawing of my dog and my dad’s business card in it, but I was still exceptionally upset once I realized what I had done. The second time was more recent, only three or four years ago. I lost it on a night out. If I were to guess, I think I dropped it while pulling my phone out of my pocket to call a cab. I couldn’t tell you for sure. But I do remember the horrible, stomach-dropping feeling the next morning, when I realized I didn’t have it.
What’s even the worst thing about losing your wallet? There are so many, I don’t know where to start. For one, I’m always scared someone will use my cards to buy illegal stuff (Guns? Powdered tortoise shells? Kinder eggs?). I also always carry a few dollars with me, so I can say goodbye to that. Then there’s trying to replace all my access cards. When I lost my wallet, I also lost my gym card, my travel card, my bank cards (duh), my work access pass. It was a pain and a hassle to get all this stuff replaced, and it wasn’t cheap either. But you know what the worst part was?
I was the person who had lost their wallet. I made fun of friends who managed to do this before me; I was always less than empathetic, because it had never happened to me. But I suddenly found myself telling friends, family, people from work, the pizza delivery guy: ‘I lost my wallet and I have no idea where it is.’ I didn’t want this in my life again. I wanted to be cool, calm, and collected: the sort of person who is ready for anything, and who doesn’t lose their wallet in the middle of it. If the Ekster wallet had been available four years ago, I would have dropped money on it in a heartbeat. But better late than never, and although I’m late to the smart wallet party, I’m definitely here to stay.
In the week since I got my Ekster, I’m a lot more relaxed already. Sometimes I want to check if I have my wallet on me, so all I do is ring it. No more fumbling through my bag in panic; no more checking my accounts frantically to see if anyone bought any banned chocolates with my money; no more mad searching through my wallet for my cards, thanks to the quick access feature. I already feel cooler, which is super important of course, but the best thing about the wallet is how much easier it’s made my life. If there’s one object that does need to be smart - it’s most definitely your wallet.
I fell in love with Ekster wallets online and when I received mine I was not disappointed. In fact it was even more beautiful and functional than I thought.
If you're looking for a great sleek design, look no furthur. The cards fan out beautifully as long as you put in no more thennmaybe 4 cards (with bevels). I love it. The other wallets, if you done some research, always had some kind of rigid look so if youre looking for something thats leather and comfortable this is the wallet for you.
Absolutely love this wallet! it fits everything I need it to. I hardly carry cash so this was the perfect option for me, although on occasion I do have cash and this still works perfect! Thank you
The most amazing wallet I have ever purchased; not only does it look professional, it’s functionality is amazing. Can’t wait to show it off everywhere!
This is the best wallet I’ve ever owned. So sleek yet so luxurious. The customer service Matches their products!
I bought it for my fussy husband as an anniversary gift and he loved it !!
I’ve been using this wallet for about a month now and it is amazing. It can hold everything I need, and got rid of my previous bulky wallet. Definitely recommend this product.
I’ve been on the hunt for a functional wallet for a while now, and this has honestly been the most attractive and functional wallet I’ve found on the market. I cannot wait to see how the wallet ages as I bring it around with me!
I went from a ridge wallet to this. Best decision ever. I cannot express how happy I am. Get it. Now. Go on. Now.
Best wallet I have owned
Most elegant, premium quality, intelligent design I’ve ever experience in a wallet. I’ve gotten numerous compliments. This is a whole new generation of technology for your pocket!
It’s been awhile since i bought a wallet that had that lovely leather smell! It felt great in the hands & holds what i need. The pop up feature is the best. No more digging trying to get a card out. Definitely the best wallet I’ve ever had! And having the tracker card is a very nice bonus. Actually left my wallet at the store and my phone notified me just a little bit later before my next stop.
Got this as a gift for my fiancé he loves it very much ! Looking forward to investing more here.
The Fossil brand pocket wallet I’ve been using for the past 10 years held all my credit cards, my department ids, insurance cards and folded cash held on the back by a relatively strirong magnet. Your “Parliament “ needs some work. Large amounts of cash can’t fit in the wallet at one time,
Just opened the package and this is everything you want in a wallet! Quality is superior and is very sleek. Definitely a buy if you're interested in investing in a great wallet for the journey ahead!
Look no further, this is the wallet you need, soft leather, compact and easy to use. No more chipping or breaking a nail while digging out your cards. east to throw in big or small bags. Oh and it blocks RFID signals. This is fashion meets function people. Oh and people ask me - what is that when i bring it out. my wallet..lol
I bought this wallet for my boyfriend's 30th birthday and he LOVES IT. He really likes the slick design, the quality of the leather and the tracker card as well! So worth it! :)
Product is outstanding and the company is absolutely 1st class.
Very accommodating with any questions.
Strongly recommend product which is quite sturdy and fairly priced.
My husband wasn’t sure if he really needed a new wallet until he got this beauty! It’s very functional for him - he’s a minimalist. He even gets compliments from colleagues when he takes them out for lunch meetings. Thanks for a great product!
Great compact and secure design. I’m able to hold all necessary credit cards, drivers license, a little cash, and tracker. The wallet is high quality and not terribly bulky for all that it holds. The RFID security is a great added benefit in today’s world.
Husband was very satisfied with his gift. Just what he needed. He wanted a little more space for holding bills and not bulk up
I am super happy I found Ekster. Before I swapped to this wallet I was using the Ridge wallet. I always felt annoyed for my cards I had to store in the middle of the Ridge wallet which I found inconvenient. I love how the Ekster wallet fans out my cards and is super easy to access all of my cards. This is my go-to wallet now and I am very happy with it. The wallet is pure quality and totally worth every penny.
Clean ,sleek and efficient! GQ stylish Travels.
This wallet is perfect for someone who loves the classic bifold look with he ability to travel lighter which comes in handy depending on what they are doing or where they are going. I am a parliament guy but for anyone that's about the bifold with flexibility, this is the wallet
Dope... nothing more nothing less
I actually really like the wallet it's nice that its not so bulky but that does sometime cause comfort issues but sunce the wallet is so compact it can be adjusted to fit more comfortably. The tracker is pretty nice and cool also ive definitely put it to use once or twice and im glad i bouhht that as well
I bought this for my husband and he loves it!
Amazing piece of luxury!