My Wallet Evolution

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Over the last few years, I’ve gone through several kinds of wallets. In my journey to find the perfect wallet, the form factor has become smaller and smaller each time.

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My current wallet is just a money clip. So far, I love how compact it is. The only problem I’ve found is that you can’t really carry cash along with the cards—it just doesn’t quite work. The other problem I’ve discovered is that any cards that I swipe over RFID readers doesn’t seem to work. I believe the metal clip has something to do with it, so I may try getting another clip made of carbon fiber instead in the future. For now, I’ll continue to use this clip.

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One of my buddies, Justin, gave me this wallet last year. It’s the same one he uses. I would say that this probably one of the best wallets I’ve ever used, except for the fact that it’s not that durable. You’ll pretty much have to buy a new one every year if you go this direction. The good news is they’re they’re pretty cheap on Amazon. This wallet carries cards, cash, and it plays nicely with RFID scanners. I also love how compact it is.

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What’s interesting about this wallet is that it’s actually micro compact flash card holder. I bought it two years ago when I was in Japan town. At that time, I was using a similar wallet made of metal from urban outfitters. I believe they were metal cigarette holders, resold as metal wallets. I used those style wallets for a long time, but the biggest flaw was that you had to open and close them, and sometimes they would open by accident on their own. The micro compact flash card holder was one of my favorite wallets for a while because of its low profile, but it was kind of a hassle to get cards out of it.

Anyway, these are some of the wallets I’ve used over the last couple of years. What are you rocking?