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Top Ten Geek Wallets

kdawson posted more than 7 years ago | from the in-your-pocket dept.

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twentyxtysix writes, "Productdose.com has a rundown of the the top ten wallets for geeks, including an RFID blocking wallet and a wallet made out of Tyvek designed to look like dot-matrix paper. Its an entertaining read that even includes a DIY illuminating wallet."

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223 comments

Well, nice, but... (5, Informative)

struppi (576767) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302391)

Re:Well, nice, but... (2, Funny)

svanstrom (734343) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302799)

Why bother making yourself an ugly looking wallet, when you could just use a money clip:

http://www.superiortitanium.com/ [superiortitanium.com]

Sure, there's no room for all the rest of the junk you put into a wallet, but, then again, most of it is junk... and as a hardcore geek you've already got too much to carry around in your pockets, so you're better off without one. =)

What about all the plastic which magically give us money from friendly ATMs and let us into our secret HQ (ie the server room) etc? Well, just put 'em all in your backpocket, they might bend a wee bit, but nowadays they survive such treatment without breaking/stop working.

Re:Well, nice, but... (1)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303169)

What about all the plastic which magically give us money from friendly ATMs and let us into our secret HQ (ie the server room) etc? Well, just put 'em all in your backpocket

As pointed out on the site, as it is non-magnetic, it can take credit cards (but you might need to be careful how you put them in, lest the magnetic stripes might get scratched)

However, a more serious drawback is that it doesn't take coins.

Re:Well, nice, but... (1)

svanstrom (734343) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303375)

I can easily carry with me 10+ plastic cards (ATM, memberships, access, coffeemachine, discount...) some days, and that just doesn't fit well in a money clip; so I just put them in my back pocket. I've been doing this (money clip, and plastic cards in my backpocket) for years without any problems whatsoever; no cards have stopped working, no cards have been lost and they only take up a minimum of space.

So far the money clip from http://www.superiortitanium.com/ [superiortitanium.com] is the only one that handles the "20+ bills one day and just a single one the next"-torture without complaining (ie throwing away that single bill instead of holding on to it), day after day, week after week, month after month... (No, I have no financial interest in that company. =))

Re:Well, nice, but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16303511)

Ya, but whatabbat coins?

Re:Well, nice, but... (1)

Ed Avis (5917) | more than 7 years ago | (#16304339)

I used to keep my Visa card in a pocket but the signature strip got rubbed off so I decided to get a wallet and keep it in that. Previously, I had used a Game Boy cartridge case for carrying coins.

Re:Well, nice, but... (1)

adamofgreyskull (640712) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303495)

Mine does, though there's no coin holder/closable coin pocket.I can put a small amount of coins in the note(bill) pocket and they don't escape into my jeans pocket. Even if you take it out and turn it upside down, when it's closed, the coins don't fall out. I did put a flap in mine that I intended to put coins behind to stop them falling out when the wallet was upside down but I haven't really needed to use it.

It has space for my driving license (with see-through window), 4-5 credit cards, plenty of notes (bills), my swiss-army card, my FSF bootable membership card (LNX-Bootable Business Card) and several business cards.

The only real problem is some lifting and peeling, but it's duct/duck/gaffer tape...I don't have to be a machinist/seamstress to repair it :o)

Re:Well, nice, but... (2, Funny)

uniqueSnowflake2 (988388) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303389)

I like using those black paper binders [officedepot.com] as money clips. They work well and you can get them from work.

Re:Well, nice, but... (1)

refitman (958341) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302925)

Or if you're too lazy you could just buy [thinkgeek.com] one.

Ducti Wallets (1)

celardore (844933) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302991)

I bought a Duct Tape wallet which arrived today. I like it. It's a bit stiffer at the moment than my previous 10-year old one.

Re:Well, nice, but... (1)

Ixne (599904) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303257)

The best part is the Boba Fett card in the open wallet display.

I prefer... (5, Funny)

NecroPuppy (222648) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302393)

My black leather wallet. It pisses off all my vegan friends.

A nice sort of vengence for them always serving me rabbit food.

Re:I prefer... (1)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302487)

this is why slimjims easily fit in your pocket.

(And other beef jerky, or beef jerky like products.)

Re:I prefer... (4, Insightful)

Don_dumb (927108) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302529)

Just out of curiosity (off topic I know) - Do they really think that cattle would exist unharmed roaming the plains if we hadn't 'created' them over thousands of years of selective breeding? Do they really think that stone age man wore fur clothes because they were too cruel to grow cotton?

I dont mind selective diets, but I am often amazed at many peoples reasons for doing so, so many people are so naive and uninformed as to the reasons livestock even exist.

The old joke "If eating meat is cruel then why are animals made of meat?" is more insightful than some people realise.

Re:I prefer... (3, Insightful)

Qadesh (998988) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302575)

It doesn't really matter if the particular animals we eat were "created" or exist naturally - they are still living beings. If you think it is cruel to eat them and use them in other ways it doesn't matter why they live in the first place. In fact perhaps it is more cruel to raise an animal simply to kill it.

Re:I prefer... (4, Funny)

Kesch (943326) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302617)

What if we were to create an animal that wants to be eaten? I think Douglas Adams had it right.

Re:I prefer... (1, Funny)

aplusjimages (939458) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303181)

Like humans. Why can't we eat humans? It's a natural resource that we don't use. Instead we take up more natural resources, like land, to keep their rotting bodies in. We could eat them, turn their skin to leather, and use their bounds for other great products. I would like a human skin wallet.

Re:I prefer... (1)

denebian devil (944045) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303775)

One word: Kuru [wikipedia.org] .

Re:I prefer... (1)

Ed Avis (5917) | more than 7 years ago | (#16304393)

Why can't we eat humans?
I've heard that meat-eating animals don't taste good, only herbivores. So the only humans worth eating would be vegetarians.

Re:I prefer... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16302971)

You're a stupid cunt.

Re:I prefer... (2, Interesting)

Zaatxe (939368) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303283)

If you think it is cruel to eat them and use them in other ways it doesn't matter why they live in the first place.

Down with the lions!!! They chase, harass and kill the zebras! And the zebras deserve more than just be used as food.
Remember kids, we weren't on the top of the food chain all the time! Some few million years ago we used to be eaten by smilodons.

Re:I prefer... (5, Insightful)

Threni (635302) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302651)

> Just out of curiosity (off topic I know) - Do they really think that cattle would exist unharmed
> roaming the plains if we hadn't 'created' them over thousands of years of selective breeding?

Americans used to breed slaves. Does using `created` slaves make it ok?

Re:I prefer... (1)

Don_dumb (927108) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303165)

That's a very good point.
I dont intend to disagree, however I dont think it is quite the same, the point here is about killing an animal for food NOT forced labour.
But to clarify, slaves were not 'created', a slave in America or free man in Africa the human would have existed anyway (perhaps not that exact one DNAwise). American slaves were I believe Homo Sapiens even after a few generations they were still so. We use dogs as slaves so why is that right? Probably because they are a different species, a different order even. A species that would not exist if we hadn't bred them to, for sheparding, fighting, companionship etc. over dozens of millenia. And after that amount of selective breeding you end up with a animal that is suited to the job and enjoys it.

Human slaves were intelligent enough to know that they were no different from their enslavers and they knew what freedom was, they were simply prevented from having it - unfair and unnecessary cruelty. I dont know if Scraps has any idea of the abstract concept of freedom and he doesn't seem to mind pulling a sleigh (perhaps even enjoys it) - not cruel IMHO.

Re:I prefer... (2, Insightful)

Threni (635302) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303263)

> We use dogs as slaves so why is that right? Probably because they are a different species, a
> different order even.

It's only "right" if you think it is. But you're practicing Speciesism. Be aware that that's what you are doing and question whether or not it's justified under the circumstances of the situation you're focusing on.

> A species that would not exist if we hadn't bred them to, for sheparding, fighting, companionship
> etc. over dozens of millenia

So after a few generations of slaves we end up with a new `species` - that's ok because they'd not have existed in the wild?

> I dont know if Scraps has any idea of the abstract concept of freedom and he doesn't seem to mind
> pulling a sleigh (perhaps even enjoys it) - not cruel IMHO.

Animals don't have to understand the concept of rights to be afforded them. Animal rights isn't about giving animals the right to vote, for instance - it's about giving them the right to a life without unnecessary suffering.

Re:I prefer... (1)

BobNET (119675) | more than 7 years ago | (#16304145)

Animal rights isn't about giving animals the right to vote, for instance - it's about giving them the right to a life without unnecessary suffering.

That's why I eat veal and lamb. This limits their suffering to only a few months, until they're tasty enough to eat...

Re:I prefer... (1)

Don_dumb (927108) | more than 7 years ago | (#16304391)

As I said, slavery and slaughter are different things, I dont personally see the parallel. I was trying to explain why.

It's only "right" if you think it is. But you're practicing Speciesism. Be aware that that's what you are doing and question whether or not it's justified under the circumstances of the situation you're focusing on.
Practicing 'speciesism'? I give one, albeit bad, reason for why people may think it is ok for dogs to be enslaved and I am Speciesist? Up until now I did not know such a phenomenon existed, I think you 'created' it.
Perhaps I am not a great philosopher. Indulge me, in your opinion, Why is it right that dogs are enslaved?

So after a few generations of slaves we end up with a new `species` - that's ok because they'd not have existed in the wild?
Did I say it was OK?
And no we wouldn't end up with a new species unless humans engineered it so, either by selective breeding or by genetic engineering.

Animal rights . . . is about giving them the right to a life without unnecessary suffering.
I didn't say anything about animal rights and anyway your definition supports the principle that killing an animal for meat does not violate it's rights (if slaughtered humainly). Which is kind of the point I was making in the grandparent. Should animal rights be different to human rights? now who is being Speciesist?

Re:I prefer... (1)

Morphine007 (207082) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303427)

Yes, they're called robots.... I think car manufacturers use the odd one or two...

Re:I prefer... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16302687)

So why is human made of meat?

Re:I prefer... (0)

indifferent children (842621) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303125)

Come on over to my place Saturday night. Bring some Chianti. We'll ruminate over this issue, until we get to the meat of the matter.

Re:I prefer... (1)

aaronwormus (716976) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303311)

For all of those who are humor-deprived here is the context...

--

A large dairy animal approached Zaphod Beeblebrox's table, a large fat meaty quadruped of the bovine type with large watery eyes, small horns and what might almost have been an ingratiating smile on its lips.

'Good evening', it lowed and sat back heavily on its haunches, 'I am the main Dish of the Day. May I interest you in the parts of my body?'

It harrumphed and gurgled a bit, wriggled its hind quarters in to a more comfortable position and gazed peacefully at them.

Its gaze was met by looks of startled bewilderment from Arthur and Trillian, a resigned shrug from Ford Prefect and naked hunger from Zaphod Beeblebrox.

'Something off the shoulder perhaps?' suggested the animal, 'Braised in a white wine sauce?'

'Er, your shoulder?' said Arthur in a horrified whisper.

'But naturallymy shoulder, sir,' mooed the animal contentedly, 'nobody else's is mine to offer.'

Zaphod leapt to his feet and started prodding and feeling the animal's shoulder appreciatively.

'Or the rump is very good,' murmured the animal. 'I've been exercising it and eating plenty of grain, so there's a lot of good meat there.'

It gave a mellow grunt, gurgled again and started to chew the cud. It swallowed the cud again.

'Or a casselore of me perhaps?' it added.

'You mean this animal actually wants us to eat it?' whispered Trillian to Ford.

'Me?' said Ford, with a glazed look in his eyes, 'I don't mean anything.'

'That's absolutely horrible,' exclaimed Arthur, 'the most revolting thing I've ever heard.'

'What's the problem Earthman?' said Zaphod, now transfering his attention to the animal's enormous rump.

'I just don't want to eat an animal that's standing there inviting me to,' said Arthur, 'It's heartless.'

'Better than eating an animal that doesn't want to be eaten,' said Zaphod.

'That's not the point,' Arthur protested. Then he thought about it for a moment. 'Alright,' he said, 'maybe it is the point. I don't care, I'm not going to think about it now. I'll just ... er ... I think I'll just have a green salad,' he muttered.

'May I urge you to consider my liver?' asked the animal, 'it must be very rich and tender by now, I've been force-feeding myself for months.'

'A green salad,' said Arthur emphatically.

'A green salad?' said the animal, rolling his eyes disapprovingly at Arthur.

'Are you going to tell me,' said Arthur, 'that I shouldn't have green salad?'

'Well,' said the animal, 'I know many vegetables that are very clear on that point. Which is why it was eventually decided to cut through the whoile tangled problem and breed an animal that actually wanted to be eaten and was capable of saying so clearly and distinctly. And here I am.'

It managed a very slight bow.

'Glass of water please,' said Arthur.

'Look,' said Zaphod, 'we want to eat, we don't want to make a meal of the issues. Four rare stakes please, and hurry. We haven't eaten in five hundred and sevebty-six thousand million years.'

The animal staggered to its feet. It gave a mellow gurgle. 'A very wise coice, sir, if I may say so. Very good,' it said, 'I'll just nip off and shoot myself.'

He turned and gave a friendly wink to Arthur. 'Don't worry, sir,' he said, 'I'll be very humane.'

It waddled unhurriedly off to the kitchen.

Spoken like a true geek (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16303439)

Only a geek with no social skills would be so petty because they didn't get exactly what they wanted!

Why do you open your wallet in the dark? (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302405)

I don't open my wallet in the dark.

Re:Why do you open your wallet in the dark? (4, Funny)

TrappedByMyself (861094) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302519)

condoms

But hardly a feature one would expect in a geek wallet

Re:Why do you open your wallet in the dark? (1)

antic (29198) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302665)

It's often pretty dark in clubs. But, again, hardly a feature for geeks.

Thieves are going to love that wallet - it'll highlight a puny nerd from afar!

Re:Why do you open your wallet in the dark? (2, Informative)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303383)

The heat generated by your body damages condoms kept in your wallet, not to mention the fact that the packaging is more likely to end up damaged.

This wouldn't be a problem for a single night out, but most geeks I know have very little opportunity to use a condom and hence they stay there for months/years.

Re:Why do you open your wallet in the dark? (1)

Zaatxe (939368) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303309)

I don't open my wallet in the dark.

Because it doesn't have a light! This wallet is the answer for the question that was never made until now!

Nice Touch (2, Funny)

tygerstripes (832644) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302409)

The "Rawhide Trifold" is excellent - made from Tyvek, with a Real Leather symbol embossed inside encircled by the words "High Density Polyethylene".

It's not often a wallet can be funny. Bravo.

Thanks, but.. (1)

tehSpork (1000190) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302411)

I'd rather hang on to my conventional leather wallet, those metal ones don't look like they would make sitting a whole lot of fun. :(

Re:Thanks, but.. (2, Funny)

aplusjimages (939458) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303221)

But what if you got shot in the ass while grinding at the club. This happens to geeks all the time. The wallet would then either stop the bullet or deflect it back at the shooter. Hopefully killing the shooter. It's genious.

Nano in my pocket? (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302413)

No, I'm just happy to see you.

Shouldn't your Nano go somewhere besides your ass? Those things are tough, but would be strained under the pressure of a fat geek's serial port.

Re:Nano in my pocket? (1)

benplaut (993145) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303087)

That's odd... my serial port is right below my left ear.

This is a better geek wallet: (5, Interesting)

neomage86 (690331) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302419)

http://www.gizmag.com/linktous/6247/ [gizmag.com]

Good timing on the article, btw. i'm looking into getting a new wallet now since my current leather one is starting to get torn up pretty badly.

Bad Mother (5, Funny)

kermit1221 (75994) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302425)

I'm of the opinion that thinkgeek should carry a wallet that says "Bad Mother Fscker"

Thats my BMF! (1)

dafing (753481) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302547)

LOL, I was just going to mention that, I got one, its TOTALLY badass, in a geek way. Even got a card with The Speech on it.

Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16302435)

If you don't like RFID then fine, don't carry any cards.

But if you are carrying a card, through choice, you want the office door to unlock itself as you walk up to it don't you?? Why would you want to stop, put down all the stuff you're carrying, and take the card out of the wallet before the door will open??

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302443)

I don't have that problem, even without that special RFID-blocking wallet.

I microwaved all my keycards as soon as I got home the first day.

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (4, Insightful)

skiflyer (716312) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302551)

Sure, for your office key that makes sense... but what about your passport. Just leave it at home when you travel? And what if states start putting it in your drivers license?

Or have you considered that if you take your office card with an RFID tag out to the local park for some coffee, an enterprising individual with a scanner could walk close, clone the card, then get in? Really... paranoid kinda stuff that is not a problem for 99% of us (including me), but it is not absurd either.

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

dwarfsoft (461760) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302673)

The last time I checked a passport was rather a bulky item that would be hard-pressed to fit inside a wallet. It is more likely to be carried in a pocket that is not even close to my wallet (well, personally that is. I would have it in my top jacket pocket, and my wallet in my back pocket).

Actually, if I were going somewhere that required a passport, I would be less likely to take a wallet and carry instead a money belt. Do they have RFID blocking money belts? I'd carry my passport in that!

I do agree about the other points though. Government 'Smart' card's are going to start making the rounds here in the next couple of years. They will probably use RFID, and so I will probably invest in RFID blocking/eliminating technology.

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

dwarfsoft (461760) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302691)

OK, checking out that image, that passport is genuinely smaller than my passport, so I guess you guys have a different sizes...

Still, RFID blocking money belt... :)

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302701)

Passports are pretty much the same size wherever you go. The "wallet" in the picture is more a pocketbook than a billfold.

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

mabinogi (74033) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302747)

> but what about your passport. Just leave it at home when you travel?
I certainly wouldn't carry it with me in my wallet - I'd keep it in the safe in my hotel room.

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

houghi (78078) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303599)

> but what about your passport. Just leave it at home when you travel?
I certainly wouldn't carry it with me in my wallet - I'd keep it in the safe in my hotel room.


That will be pretty inconvinient when you are at the airport. I have just made a pouch for my RFID passport. Just take some tinfoil twice the size of you passport and tape duct-tape on both sides. Cut it to the correct size and fold it. See that it is a bit larger then your passport. Now tape two sides closed, leaving the third open to put the passport in.

Good protection against damage AND against RFID theft, if that is what you are afraid of. If you use the Yellow or Orange duct-tape, it will be easier to find when you are looking for it in your hotelroom as well. Or when you pur it on the table so you don't forget it.

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

chihowa (366380) | more than 7 years ago | (#16304357)

You sure seem to trust the hotel staff a whole lot. Why would you part with your passport in a foreign country?

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

The Cydonian (603441) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303313)

Out here in Singapore, (and I'm certain Hong Kong and London also have similar cards) we pay our fares on the local public transport network through a contact-less RFID card called EZ-Link [ezlink.com.sg] card. In addition, my gym's ID card is also tap-as-you-go RFID.

I really don't have much personalized data here [1], but for most Singaporeans, RFID-proof wallets are counter-intuitive in a sense. Why would anyone want a wallet with which (s)he can't tap the MRT fare gates?

[1] - I mean, YES if you were smart about it, and would like to snoop, you can possibly know where I've been last night, for instance. Which, of course, gives me ideas, hmmmmmm.

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (1)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303421)

London's is called Oyster [oystercard.com] , for those who are interested.

Re:Why would you want an RFID blocking wallet?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16303425)

The US Treasury and Federal Reserve are working on introducing RFID tags to paper currency in the next redesign. There goes the anonymity of cash transactions!

More like top ten wallets for idiots (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16302485)

More like top ten wallets for idiots who buy into this whole "geek culture" bullshit.

What?? (1)

i_like_spam (874080) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302539)

No digital wallets [wikipedia.org] ? What geek would be without one?

Airport (3, Insightful)

lovebyte (81275) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302633)

Good luck with your ipod carrying wallet or metal wallet when you go through airport security. You might end up carrying your passport in a transparent plastic bag.

Um, *where* is the fingerprint recognition? (1)

Colin Smith (2679) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302647)

Very disappointed...

 

They Missed This One... (3, Informative)

aluminumcube (542280) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302653)

http://www.thejimi.com/wallet/demo.php [thejimi.com]

I carry a Jimi and people ask me about it all the time.

Re:They Missed This One... (2, Funny)

dbIII (701233) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302729)

Hmm - all I can read is it is for people that hate wallets - have you got a link for people that hate flash?

Re:They Missed This One... (1)

Morphine007 (207082) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303545)

I hope it's good.... they look nifty, and currently I just carry my cards around in my pocket because I couldn't find any decent cardholders... so I just ordered one...

Re:They Missed This One... (1)

arb (452787) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303571)

Sounds like the perfect wallet for people who don't have many cards or much money. Three folded bills? Four plastic cards? You gotta be kidding me! I'm not that minimalist - at a bare minimum I need to carry seven cards and a bit more than three bills! Not that my wallet is Costanza-sized, but the Jimi is just too small for me...

Coins (1)

pklong (323451) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302697)

Hows about a wallet that can actually hold more than a couple of coins? If you put coins in your pocket they just make holes and fall out.

Re:Coins (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302905)

I don't know what kind of jagged coins your country has, but I've never had problems with coins cutting holes in my pockets. I put coins in there because they don't fit well in a wallet. I had a change bag (no, it wasn't a purse, it was european) at one point. It worked a lot better than putting the change in my pocket or wallet. I misplaced it and never got another one.

Money clip (2, Informative)

Illusion (1309) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302705)

I've carried the Storus Smart MoneyClip [aperfectwallet.com] for maybe 5 years now, and I'd recommend it to anyone seeking simplicity in a wallet. Its not especially geek-worthy except for being extremely utilitarian, in that it holds cash and 5 credit-card sized items and not much else. All my previous wallets kept collecting receipts, change, etc until they started taking over my pocket. That just isn't possible with this, and I consider that a feature.

Re:Money clip (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16302881)

OWWWW! It's made of metal. There are leather money clips that are similar and work the same way. One of them is at http://www.brookstone.com/shop/product.asp?product _code=MONEY_CLIP [brookstone.com]

Re:Money clip (1)

indifferent children (842621) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303153)

All my previous wallets kept collecting receipts, change, etc until they started taking over my pocket.

I had that problem. Instead of buying a new wallet, I beat the old one into submission and said, "Bad Wallet!" until it stopped collecting receipts and change.

Geek you say? (2, Interesting)

JonasH (183422) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302767)

My favourite:

An old QIC-80 tape case. It fits a credit card perfectly, protects them well and can hold other stuff also. Only downside is that it doesn't fit your back pocket well, but you can't have it all I suppose.

#1 geek wallet -- velco & canvas (1)

OrangeTide (124937) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302777)

The classic geek wallet. Inexpensive and pratical and comes in a variet of colors (from black to safety orange). It's got velco so it won't flop open if you drop it. It's made of canvas and is machine washable (which is nice to be able to wash it if it starts to get kind of smelly from money and sweat). They are usually under $5 as well, so you have money left to put in your wallet. the canvas wallets tend to last a bit longer than the leather ones, unless you get a really cheap one where the velcro gets all fuzzy. (velcro afro)

Lame (4, Funny)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302797)

Dude this is not for a real geeks! Real geeks don't drool at matrix paper-like materials.

I'm a geek.

I want a wallet with built in clock, mp3 player, camera, radio and cellphone abilities. (screw iPod! I'm a friggin geek, I have neither OSX nor Windows, I use IRC on a command line and browse in a text browser!)

I want it to store securely my passwords and info if I identify properly.

Identification should be done on several levels:

- iris detectiom fingerprint detection and dna-o-matic instant DNA analyzer.
- voice detection, and voice recognition so it can understand my password

If I don't identify properly, it should communicate my location to a sattelite in orbit and it should beam a deadly laser beam right at me.

Re:Lame (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16302999)

Wow, you are a such a fag.

Re:Lame (1)

pjbgravely (751384) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303255)

I'm a geek. I want a wallet with built in clock, mp3 player, camera, radio and cellphone abilities. (screw iPod! I'm a friggin geek, I have neither OSX nor Windows, I use IRC on a command line and browse in a text browser!) I want it to store securely my passwords and info if I identify properly. Identification should be done on several levels:

So what you are trying to say is that you are a http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html [catb.org] Hac ker not a geek( I guess I need to turn in my Hacker card, I can't get a tags to work today).
I didn't see any Hacker wallets in the story. Sounds like you want a PDA with a storage section, running Linux of course.

Re:Lame (1)

Sinbios (852437) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303583)

What does being a hacker have to do with technophilia, and where does Linux come in??

Re:Lame (1)

pjbgravely (751384) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303885)

What does being a hacker have to do with technophilia, and where does Linux come in??


Very true, I pesonally would never own a PDA, but I am sure you won't find one running UNIX or BSD.
I must be really tired this morning, ignore my previous post.

Re:Lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16304493)

You're confusing gadgethead with geek.

Real geeks use distributed storage instead (1)

hcdejong (561314) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302889)

I've got a wallet, but only carry it when I need my driver's license (and associated stuff like auto club card, etc).
Normally, I carry a single debit card (in a plastic sleeve), plus a credit-card sized leather pouch (i.e. just large enough to hold a few folded bills and some coins). No single point of failure (theft, loss), and minimal volume needed.

Re:Real geeks use distributed storage instead (1)

Delusion_ (56114) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303055)

I'm pretty much the same way. I cringe when I see people whip out these fist-sized leather monstrosities out of the back pocket of their jeans, where it has worn a place to live in the very denim. No thanks, I actually like my pants to look nice and I seriously dislike having any more than necessary in my pockets, particularly my rear pockets.

The last wallet I bought was a largish black leather wallet (my objection was the 'fist sized', not the 'leather', animals are yummy) and had a separate mini card holder. Driver's license and a few bills folded in thirds on one side of the card holder, and debit card and phone card (to occlude the number of the debit card from casual observers who need to see the license) on the other side.

The "real" wallet that the mini card holder comes with has all of my store discount cards, frequent shopper cards, business cards, and various other items that I rarely need, and keep that in the glove box of my car. Headed toward the book store? Grab the discount card from the offloaded wallet and pop that in the mini card holder.

Ultra thin, no bulk, looks great, and gets a lot more favorable notice than I ever thought something that simple would get.

It's harder to loose your strides..... (1)

yanw (881137) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303195)

I keep my stuff in the pockets of my strides (trousers/pants to non-UK residents) on the principle that I am more likely to notice if I have lost them. And if I have lost my strides then having lost my money is the least of my worries...

Re:It's harder to loose your strides..... (1)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303463)

Where in the UK are you from? I've never heard them called strides. Trousers, yes - but strides?

Plastic box from PCMCIA network card (1)

klang (27062) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302895)

Fits 2 creditcard, national identificationcard, company key card, company identification card

nothing else needed.

Re:Plastic box from PCMCIA network card (1)

Zaatxe (939368) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303339)

nothing else needed.

Money, perhaps?

My wallet: None. (1)

SanityInAnarchy (655584) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302989)

A money clip might be useful. Maybe. It would be a nuscience, but maybe not as much as unfolding the mangled messes that are my money after a few days.

Right now I just stick bills, coins, and cards into one pocket.

It's usually fairly easy to simply pull out the cards as one stack, then flip through them as if they were playing cards. None of these wallets, or the more interesting Flash demos people have linked to, have given me a reason to want something to put these cards in other than my pocket.

And that still gives me the other (front) pocket for a cell phone and a key ring.

Duct Tape (2, Interesting)

spx (855431) | more than 7 years ago | (#16302997)

My guy works as the IT Director of a company that makes custom films (plastics). Maybe only I find this geeky.... http://www.ducttapefashion.com/products/prod01.htm [ducttapefashion.com]

Faraday Wallet (1)

mumrah (911931) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303023)

The RFID blocker is my favorite. Here's how it works http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage [wikipedia.org] Seeing as how one day licenses, bank cards, and (already) passports will have this little buggers in them, i could see a need for something like this.

T.H.E. Wallet (1)

Simonics Zsolt (711668) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303071)

Re:T.H.E. Wallet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16303419)

seconded. Been with me through three wars and five countries. Also the only wallet I've ever had to last longer than a year -- no glue; all stitches and rivets.

All-Ett (1)

Stickney (715486) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303095)

I use an All-Ett [all-ett.com] , the thinnest wallet in the WORLD. Ballistic nylon is good enough for me, and having a thin profile is extremely important because of the time I spend sitting on my butt.

Thin (1)

ip_free (544799) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303127)

I have one of these http://www.all-ett.com/ [all-ett.com] It is comfortable and you can put in a lot of stuff in without creating a hump on you butt.

People still use wallets? (1)

CrazyTalk (662055) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303177)

I do, but thought I was a throwback- most of my friends don't use wallets at all, they just grab their ID, credit card, and maybe a few bills and head out the door.

Re:People still use wallets? (1)

rakkasan (444517) | more than 7 years ago | (#16304323)

Use a paper binder to hold your money and cards. Reasons: usually found free at your workplace supply cabinet and only carry what you need: debit card (s), cash, id (s) The rest of what people in thier wallets is mostly useless crap.

Duct Tape (1)

Jozer99 (693146) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303259)

Even now, nothing gets attention like a duct tape wallet. Make sure you build and design it yourself, because every hot checkout clerk is gonna ask you if you built and designed it yourself. Good times!

but are these features washingmachine-proof? (2, Funny)

kpharmer (452893) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303505)

All these gadgets are fine, until my wife throws the pants & wallet together into the wash.

note, in case my wife reads this: not complaining that someone else in the house does my wash, just need to not waste money on a wallet that can't survive the handling.

I'm thinking about neoprene

I need a new wallet (1)

withears (881576) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303615)

I'm going to have to retire my "Bad Mother Fucker" wallet for one of these.

They left off the best one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16303829)

http://acmwallet.com/ [acmwallet.com]

Who needs actual paper money? (1)

smilindog2000 (907665) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303945)

A co-worker showed me his new wallet, and I'm envious. Room for nothing but several credit cards, stylish leather, folds up tiny.

So, if we live in the digital age, why do we need to carry money made of paper, and coins made of metal? I don't, and oddly feel freer for it. My old stupid wallet (a true geek hangs onto them until they rot), is mostly cow leather, with very little actual content. Stupid, stupid, stupid...

So, for an article posted to /., why didn't they show any wallets not designed to hold cash?

They blue it! (1)

acklenx (646834) | more than 7 years ago | (#16303965)

It's supposed to be green (and white). And what's with that skinny little line? The bar is supposed to be half inch [pdp8.net] allowing for 3 lines of (132 char) text per bar .
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