<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/flipside.jpg” alt=”flipside wallet review” />When it comes to wallets, I’m usually quite radical. While friends of mine would carry around conventional leather wallets, I would be sporting a money clip. Then as time moved on, I refrained from even using a wallet. I never liked to carry more than I needed to use.
However, I recently discovered a very geeky alternative to the conventional wallet — the Flipside 2X wallet. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Flipside 2X and I’ll show you what’s hot about it and what’s not. Also, we’ll be giving 5 wallets away. So if you’re a geek or have a geeky boyfriend, read on.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Flipside 2X is its radical clamshell design. I use the term “clamshell” because it relates to me but in the wallet world, it’s considered a bi-fold. Basically, it has three separate components that are held together at one end by a joint and another by a latch. Its 4.25 x 2.45 inch body is made entirely out of hard plastic and comes in 4 colours: stealth black, flare orange, avalanche white and impulse blue. When empty, it weighs a measly 3 ounces, which is basically insignificant.
The Flipside 2X gets its name from the distinctive flipping action when unlocking it — upon pressing the latch, the spring-loaded joint flips the top component over, revealing the contents of the wallet.
First, let’s take a look at the wallet in its entirety. It’s made out of a sturdy polycarbonate. On the bottom case, it has a detachable clip for storing business cards and receipts. Inside, the wallet is divided into two compartments by a centre, swivelling card slot attachment.
The Flipside 2X can hold up to seven cards, more if your cards are thin: three cards slot into the top cover, three cards go on one side of the centre piece and one more on the other. Then there’s a money clip on the inside of the bottom cover. The compartment between the top cover and the centre piece, which holds 6 of the 7 cards, is RFID shielded.
One of the main concerns about this wallet is how it feels like to have in your back pocket. Your next question is probably whether or not it’s excruciating to sit on. As someone who’s been using this wallet for the past couple of months and wears it at the back, I’m happy to report that the Flipside 2X is just as comfortable to sit on as a regular, leather wallet.
Personally, I feel that it’s great to finally have a wallet that doesn’t deform. I’m also alright with the fact it only holds 7 cards since I hardly need more than that anyway. Plus, being RFID-shielded provides a comforting sense of security.
We’re giving away 5 Flipside 2X wallets this week. And since they retail for $39.95 (), it’s probably a good idea to participate in our giveaway and win one.
How do I win a copy?
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