Wallets have been our personal carriers of cash for decades. They no longer need to be just that. Nowadays, wallets define us. They define our hobbies, intellect, interests and even recycling ethics! So forget that boring piece of drab leather and choose a trendy style statement wallet instead. It can be geeky, it can be colorful, it can boost your E (environment) quotient or the sight of it can simply cheer you up. It is your pocket-partner, which tags along with you everywhere, so it just has to be YOU. Here are eight super-cool, geeky and innovative wallets guaranteed to hold your head high as well as hold your money tight:
1. LEGO wallets
Miss those building blocks back from your childhood days? LEGO brings you a wallet which is just built for you. Literally, it is built for you by you! Hand-made to order, the LEGO wallets have a base plate built right into its design. With its shipment accompanies your favorite colorful blocks. All you have to do is make your own brick design with your own color choice. Who says you can’t have your childhood back?
2. Cassette wallets
Remember those old cassettes lying forgotten in your attic? Italian designer Marcella Foschi has found the perfect use for them in his chic retro neon bright cassette wallets. These wallets debuted at the Tokyo Designboom 2006 and have gained a lot of popularity since then. Made from real Italian cassette tapes set on bright colored bases, these wallets are really cool!
3. Can made wallet
These ultra-innovative wallets are not only trendy to look at but also have a very noble background. Made from recycled cans, the can made wallets are manufactured by a family-owned business which has given employment opportunities to the Vietnam working class, including extended family and neighbors since the past 10 years. These handmade 4×3.5 wallets cost a nominal $9.95 each. Choose your favorite cola can quickly and make it your pocket-partner soon!
4. Duct Tape wallet
This is super-cool, super-durable wallets made from Super Duct Tape. So, obviously they are super! Designed as to not stick, peel off, lift or smell, the wallets have no ‘duct tapeness’ left in them. Instead these are soft and smooth with no sharp corners at all and hence very gentle and comfortable for you to carry around. There are two designs available; bi-fold (dimensions 4.25″ x 3.75″) and tri-fold (dimensions 4″ x 3.25″). Who thought duct tape would go this far!
5. NES controller wallet
Looking to boost your machismo? The NES controller wallet may be the perfect solution. This is one solid and hefty-looking cash-bag! And what’s best is that making one for yourself barely needs any sewing or special skills. A disposable NES controller, a zipper and super-strong glue is all you need and your macho wallet is ready! Not a wallet with a lot of storage space, this is all about the looks!
6. Air Mail wallet
Air Mail envelopes are usually made of Tyvex, a tear-resistant, water-resistant and expandable material. You can recycle them into handy Air Mail wallets. Millions of interwoven fibers give your wallet the indestructible immortality. As they say, money comes and goes but at least now you know that your wallet will stay with you forever!
7. The Walluminate
Can’t find your money in the dark? Illuminated wallets are just for you. The LED lights automatically switch on when the wallet is open, enabling you to see the contents of your wallet and switch off when the wallet is closed. Powered by lithium batteries, the illumination of your Walluminate has a pretty long life before you change the batteries next. And in spite of housing an entire electrical circuit, the wallets are not bulky at all. In fact, they are surprisingly thin and light! This wallet has light and is light! The Walluminate is enlightening indeed.
8. Crossword wallet
Love exercising your brain wherever you go? Carry your special private crossword puzzle along with you in your pocket! The Crossword wallet is tastefully adorned with a cool crossword on its cover. Looking super-sophisticated and trendy, the wallet is sure to keep you thinking. Let’s hope you don’t solve the clues quickly, because that puzzle isn’t going to change!