Slim Mint Ultra-Thin RFID-Blocking Wallet, AS-SEEN-ON-TV, ID Theft Protection, Easy to Carry, Reach Cards & Cash with a Touch of a Button, Aluminum Outer Shell, Crush-Resistant
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I take it out of the box, and it feels like a plastic POS product. Does not seam sturdy at all and I wonder if the RFID even works. It does not hold a lot of card.
The commercial makes it look like this wallet can hold a mountain of items, so I wanted to put that to the test. I attempted to load it with seven paper business cards, six plastic cards, an ID, and six bills – which is shown in the advertising. The first thing I noticed was the middle section, made of what felt like cheap plastic, did not impress me. It’s this middle piece that the Slim Mint gets its name from, and it’s disappointing.
Four days into using it, I started experiencing issues with the clasp. It just didn’t want to snap shut properly, even though I only had a few items in it. This makes me question the wallet’s long-term durability. The Verdict So long story short, it does the job and as long as you aren't going to try and put dozens of things in it, you should be happy with it as a replacement for whatever you have now. Again, I wish it were thinner, but you can't have everything, right? I spent five days on a birthday trip to Washington, D.C., where I was able to take the wallets with me while scootering, traveling by Metro and on ride-hailing services, and doing lots of walking.
Holds Your Stuff: other slim wallets may reduce bulk, but they also reduce the amount you can put in your wallet. Slim Mint is ultra-thin, but allows you to carry all your stuff, from cards to cash and your ID! Even with the ones i could get in the wallet, it was not easy to access. With the ridge you can push the side and fan it out to get the card you want.
So, would I recommend the Slim Mint Wallet? It has its merits, but the cons, especially the unreliable clasp, make it hard to fully endorse. If you’re looking for a unique layout and don’t mind the clasp issue, it might be worth a try. Otherwise, there are plenty of other wallets out there that are more deserving of your hard-earned cash. Although most wallets are marketed only to men, Bruce says he’s seeing wallet retailers offer more gender-neutral products, and although it sometimes is just a color offering meant to appeal to women, that might be one area the wallet market could expand. "It’s certainly becoming less gender-defined than it was 10, 20 years ago," he says. I saw the add on Television. I use the Ridge RFID and was happy with it, but i liked the Idea of an enclosed wallet. Big mistake.
A good wallet, Bruce says, should last about five or six years, at least. Some manufacturers, he said, offer a 2- or 3-year warranty. Bellroy and Secrid, for instance, have a 3-year and 2-year warranty on wallets, respectively. The Trayvax I tried has a 65-year warranty, and The Ridge is covered for its lifetime. Bruce says that AirTag wallets are getting popular, as are wallets that integrate carrying a phone with a battery charger that serves as a mobile case, but "they’re either too big or not good enough to charge your phone, and there’s no middle ground."Go with something smaller," Smith says. "You carry around a device that pretty much has your life on it. What else do you need a wallet for? I carry one form of ID, two cards, AAA, and my insurance card. And that’s it." Whipping out a Costanza wallet overflowing with years-old receipts and foreign currency is less than ideal when it comes time to pay. The solution is simple—get a slim wallet. Slim wallets come in a variety of styles from tactical to traditional using leather, aluminum, or ripstop nylon. The question comes up of whether our inevitable march toward digital-everything might someday spell the death of the wallet market entirely.