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Burnt Titanium RFID Blocking Wallet/Card Holder $123.36/Polycarbonate $52.87 Shipped (Save 10%) @ The Ridge

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I've been a long time fan of these guys since their first successful Kickstarter campaign and I keep buying their wallets every once in while as I convert more male family members over to the concept of front pocket carry wallets. The benefits of moving away from having a bulky wallet in your back pocket on your health and spine has been well documented but The Ridge has the added security of RFID blocking and minimalist style.

You can get them in multiple colours and cover plate materials (titanium, carbon fibre, aluminum, polycarbonate) with either a card strap or money clip to suit your budget, all with a lifetime warranty and most orders qualify for free shipping.

My personal wallet has survived 4 years now unscathed through the grind of daily life and I can attest to it's rugged durability.

The Ridge is a modern, slim front pocket wallet. The main compartment is an expandable card holder- equipped with your choice of a money clip or cash strap. Over time, the typical leather bi-fold gets packed with faded receipts and unnecessary cards, resembling something more like a suitcase rather than a wallet. The Ridge re-evaluates your everyday carry and gets rid of the bulk.

Cash Strap: A thin and versatile elastic. Ideal for carrying: cash, ID's, or RFID-enabled cards.
Money Clip: A traditional money clip made from spring steel. Ideal for carrying: cash, RFID-enabled cards, or business cards.

  • Holds 1-12 cards without stretching out
  • Blocks RFID (wireless theft)
  • Replaceable elastic
  • Backed by our lifetime warranty
  • Grade 5 Titanium | hand torched & anodized
  • Weight: 2.5 oz | 86 x 54 x 6 mm

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  • +14 votes

    Why are you alergic to work? Sounds like you were made to be in sales if you can sell someone a burnt wallet for $120

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      I’m told when you do something you love then it’s no longer considered work….unfortunately I’m still looking for that dream job hence “work” is best avoided. Also burnt titanium is just a pretty oxymoron as it can’t be burnt.

      • +1 vote

        You can burn titanium (see titanium dioxide); it just requires a reasonably high temperature or an oxygen rich environment.

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          Is that really the same as the metal plates in this wallet though considering the process to make titanium dioxide?

        • +1 vote

          @allergic2work: that's an industrial chemical process to produce titanium dioxide directly from mineral deposits containing titanium, rather than taking elemental titanium and reacting it with oxygen. The goal there is to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible since TiO2 is used in enormous volume for pigments. Burning elemental titanium to get bulk TiO2 is analogous to making diamonds then burning them to get carbon dioxide.

          For this thing they probably just grab a thin titanium plate, quickly hit it with a decent blowtorch then let it cool off once the oxidation layer starts showing its prettiful colours. You can do the same thing with steel however iron oxide is hopeless at staying attached to the surface so the effect doesn't last very long.

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          @allergic2work:

          If they are starting with titanium (metal) to produce titanium dioxide, that's crazy. Titanium dioxide is naturally occurring, it's the mineral called rutile, and Australia produces about 30% of the world supply.

  • +25 votes

    RFID crime is a myth. And this doesn't really seem like a bargain.

    • +1 vote

      Would you consider a $100 rock instead that prevents tiger attacks???

      Why not consider this just a well made glorified card holder instead?

      I take your point though this might just be tin foil hat territory but until you’ve have your identity stolen and abused, it best not to make life easier for the scumbags.

      • +1 vote

        A metal card holder? You serious?

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          Yep. Works great. Low friction for pulling cards in and out. Feels real solid too like you’ll never need to buy another wallet again - hence the bargain part…but if it should fail then they have lifetime warranty. Win win.

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      I agree. Banks even cover you for the 'risk'.
      I've been looking for a wallet that has clear pockets for NFC cards, but can't find one!

      Would be great for public transport, and access cards.

  • +4 votes

    Looks like the kind of wallet you buy when you're 15. Just get a slimline wallet and carry that in your front pocket. I've got a leather wallet from Commes Des Garcons that has lasted me roughly the same time (3 years), cost less and I bet is a lot more comfortable to carry in a pocket than this hard piece of metal.

    Also RFID blocking is pretty much worthless - https://www.csoonline.com/article/3199009/security/why-you-d...

  • +2 votes

    I've never had the need to put any wallet in my back pocket…

  • +7 votes

    Maybe I'm doing it wrong but my bulky wallet goes in my front pocket

  • +1 vote

    I have 2 pieces of aluminium foil with tape backing in my wallet for RF ID blocking. Tested it against multiple reader successfully. Stronger scanner will still read it if they get close enough. So unless someone walks around with a massive scanner and rub it against my ass, I should be fine.

    • +3 votes

      You should also cover your arse in foil, better safe than sore as they say.

    • +1 vote

      When the RFID chips were new, I held my entire wallet against the scanner, expecting it would pick a card at random. But it failed, because all cards were just interfering with one another. As such, I think it is unlikely people can scan your card if there are multiple cards in your wallet simultaneously.

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        I have my work card which we use for photocopy and doors in my wallet on one side. The photocopy and door can pick it up fine when it's mixed in with other cards in the wallet. However if I flip my wallet, it can't read it anymore, I assume either the scanner is not strong enough or the other cards in between will interfere with the reader. So the assumption is that the RF reader will pick out the first card no problem. Anything after that is jumbled.

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        It is just ignoring the jumble of signals and choosing to declare fault rather that randomly pick which to interface with.
        I've played with my Samsung phones NFC and decent apps get a read back from a stack of 5 NFC cards.
        With the right filtering I think it could target a specific cards signal.

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    If you are after slim wallet, I highly recommend the Frenchie Co Speed Wallet / Speed Card Holder (I've got both). https://www.thefrenchie.co/shop/

    The pull tabs are very functional and easy to use, good quality leather and minimal sign of wear after 15 months of daily use.

    10% off via referral code, hit me up if you want mine.

  • +3 votes

    Holy WTF… I know it’s titanium and all, but really? Titanium isn’t that expensive. It’s a massive mark up for novelty factor.

    As far as thin factor goes, I like the Palmera 6 slot leather wallets… much nicer to the touch and more flexible than CF or Ti. The Palmera ones are on sale for under $20 delivered.

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      But isn’t that just a wallet cut in half??? Hehe

      In all honesty though the ridge has been good for me, carries more cards (currently have 14), has a smaller footprint and I find quicker to find and access the the middle cards.

      Check out polycarbonate for half the price of titanium. But I figure buy once and be done.

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        Think I’ll pass on the offer. We have CNC machines and laser/plasma cutters at work. It I wanted a wallet like this, I would make them up by the dozen at a fraction of the cost. I just don’t like the form factor of all the cards slotted in together…

        • +2 votes

          Well great!!! Now you tell me….after I’ve spent my hard earned.

          Surely if you could mass produce, we could make a “similar” product and call it…..the ditch.

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    I'd rather just buy the elastic and do without the $100+ sheets of metal, would be more minimalistic.

  • +1 vote

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihQ1CxY_CGg

    Scammer or scanner, who is more likely to get your money in this case?

  • +2 votes

    It might block so called (and non existent) wireless card theft but they steal $123 from you for that privilege. With wireless card fraud tour bank will refund you. If you buy this you've lost that money forever.

  • +2 votes

    Wow. Didn't think it was so easy to steal $123.36 from my credit card.

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    I'll keep my koyono slimmy.

  • +4 votes

    lol… this screams "purchased reviews". 890 and nothing under 3 stars.

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      Anyone paying $123 for this would be self-justifying their own purchase. If it were $20 then their would be a lot more negative reviews.
      It's just human behaviour. People often highly rate expensive premium products highly (e.g. overpriced Gucci handbag).

      • +1 vote

        Perhaps when you’re talking thousands for a hand bag but your theory’s a bit debunked when even the el cheapo polycarbonate wallets still get over 300 five Star reviews.

        Plus this doesn’t have a designer name behind it, the wallets just get more expensive depending on the material used.

        Their customer service is also actually really good so even if some early reviews were paid….there’s too many positive entries to off handedly dismiss.

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      You shouldn't trust any review system that is able to be edited by anyone including customers. If the site moves product someone will game it by creating fake reviews.

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    Bought one of the Polycarbonate Ridge Wallets 2 years ago and never used it. Bought an Andar Pilot 6 months ago and have been using it daily. It's so much better and easier to get the cards out.

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      Thanks for sharing. They don’t look half bad. The terms and length of their warranty seem a bit soft though in comparison.

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    Do they make helmets in the same material?

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    My Ben Sherman wallet blocks RFID already. It wasn't a selling point.

  • +1 vote

    I use a free go-card holder as my 'wallet' these days (last 8 years actually), works great :)

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    is there a female version ?

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      There’s rose gold and a light green in the aluminium section which might appear but no specific female version I guess.

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