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Flipside 2X Wallet Review and Giveaway

Jackson Chung 02-03-2011

<firstimage=”//” alt=”flipside wallet review” />flipside wallet reviewWhen 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (link to their online store), it’s probably a good idea to participate in our giveaway and win one.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.


Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. Click here if you can’t view the form.

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Giveaway eligibility
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Individuals who are over the age of 18. If you are under 18, get your parents to participate on your behalf;
Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States; Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.

This giveaway begins now and ends Wednesday, March 9th at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

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  1. timmyjohnboy
    March 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Sounds like a very cool wallet for the money (no pun intended)! If you've got a few more bucks to blow, check out a biometric wallet... got some way cool features!

    • Kalani_07
      March 11, 2011 at 7:23 am

      $825 for the biometric wallet? i'd rather get a new tv

  2. gocool
    March 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    is that available in india??

  3. Susanna Speier
    March 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Another feature worth mentioning --- its vegan --- No factory farms, yay!!

  4. Vaibhav Sri
    March 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Why you never enter any Indian's in your giveaway...?

  5. Connie Oneill
    March 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    This is hopefully what My Husband has been looking for. His Birthday is coming soon and this would be a great surprise. (If I win that is)

  6. radslug
    March 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Oh wow.. what luck for me to run into this site now. I was just googling up new wallets and I ran into this. Would love to give this wallet a try and what better price than free? (if I win one of course!)

    • Aibek
      March 5, 2011 at 7:37 am

      I hope you win :-)

  7. Jay
    March 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Looks great! My main concern was whether it would be comfortable to keep it in your back pocket and be able to sit without problems. Since you have cleared that doubt, grateful if you would please consider me for the giveaway!