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’ve been searching for something that could hold it all and be slim and easily access what I need. I found it with the parliament wallet.
Highly recommend, very satisfying to slide my cards out. Fits better than all my prior wallets in my pockets. Love the color choices.
This is such a sleek and modern looking design for my cards. I don’t like anything bulky and do not carry too many cards so this cardholder works very well for me. The color is so beautiful. And the feel of the cardholder is very sturdy. I would definitely recommend this for someone who’s minimalistic and wants something slim and sleek yet beautiful looking.
This wallet is so bad ass! All my friends are asking me about it and where to get it. The wallet is the perfect size for me, since I don’t carry much cash it! The look, the feel, and the functionality of it is sick. I’ve been looking for a wallet like this for years and I finally found it! The fact I can track it too is so sick!
The wallet has been very handy so far. Ease of access to all my cards. Plus the added security is amazing!
I have been through many wallets over the years and i have to say that honestly Ekster is by far the best.
The quality is top notch with a sleek minimalist design that just makes you fall in love with it.
Customer service was very helpful!
The wallet is everything and more than I wanted it to be. Though I wondered if I would be able to adjust to carrying fewer cards, I learned it was not hard at all. And I really like having a slimmer wallet.
I received my wallet and was instantly impressed, the packaging itself was so simple and clean but intricate. Then the wallet itself was a work of art, I'm beyond satisfied, though with any cash in it it gets a bit large, so I'm glad I bought a money clip with it as well. Such an amazing product none the less 🤙🏽
It’s slick and you just forget it’s in your pocket. When you need to pull out any cards it’s so easy to grab any card you have in the storing mechanism. I love the smell of the leather and everyone complements it. A good purchase for sure.
Recently got this for my fiance for his birthday and we were both blown away by the quality and design of this wallet. It's sleek and practical and makes accessing your cards a breeze. I highly recommend this wallet to anyone!
Easy on the pockets, light weight, minimalistic, and easy to track. Perfection shaped as a wallet!
Seriously not an exaggeration. This wallet is phenomenal. I get remarks from people typically asking "did I just push a button?" when I go to pay for things. The leather is soft, and the cash band works great as well. I had back surgery and needed a slim wallet that wasn't going be bulky in my back pocket. With the Ekster Parliament I have everything I need in my right pocket. Fantastic product, and well worth the extra expense!
I recommend this wallet to anyone. My Harlem Green Parliament has served me well over the past three weeks. It holds two of my access badges that grant me access two both sites simply by placing it to the reader. Additionally, even though I normally use digital pay services, when I do need to grab a card, the extractor spreads the cards in a stair like setup that allows me to easily pick the card I need. Though, I do not use the money clip for money, it works well for holding business cards or receipts.
The main reason I got this for my husband was because he loses his wallet constantly. It's been a few weeks and the tracker has helped him numerous times. It fits nicely in his pocket. The way the cards pop up makes it super easy to grab whichever card you need right away. And it looks classy and attractive. Very happy with this purchase.
First time not having a traditional bifold wallet and this one turned out to be amazing. It’s sleek, slim, and appealing to the eye.