Tauros Palace Wallet Review
A Unique Metal Wallet or Something Else?
When I first stumbled upon the Tauros Wallet I got a little Deja Vu. The design of the wallet I found Tauros selling was something I’d seen an influx of in the market which, to me, cast doubt on the authenticity of the Tauros brand themselves. I often talk about what I dub ‘copycat brands‘, those who take already established wallet designs, purchase wholesale for cheap manufacturers, and resell for high margins. Their aim is unsuspecting buyers who don’t know that these are cheap ‘knock-off’ products and think the wallets they’re selling are unique or different from the many that already exist.
The Tauros is one such example as you can easily see the near exact similarities when comparing the Tauros, Bankr Stack, and Dark Knot Wallet which all look exactly the same. A quick search on wholesale site Alibaba shows that these styles of metal minimalist-sized wallets can be purchased in bulk for as little as $3.85 (this is wholesale though) which showcases the amount of money that can be made essentially fooling those in search of a new wallet (see an actual Alibaba listing here).
The wallet itself is a great design. After all, there’s a reason why these wallets are mass-produced, the Tauros included, use this popular design that resembles a minimalist-sized wallet made from metal. It works by holding cards between two metal plates, secured with elastic to allow the correct amount of elasticity to keep cards secure/in place, but also with an emphasis on ease of access. A money clip is also attached to the back to secure any banknotes. Tauros also offer some unique color options for the more fashion-conscious buyer including the likes of pink, blue and red.
Overall, I can’t really recommend any wallet that is such a copycat with no distinguishable advantages compared to the huge variety of near-identical wallets on the market. Tauros have developed a wonderful brand and identity but really that’s just smoke and mirrors to lure people into thinking the wallets are more than they actually are. At a price tag of $72.00 I really can’t recommend a wallet such as this, based on my evidence-based opinion. For more information on the Tauros Wallet check out their official website using the link below.
- Functionality 62% 62%
- Design 78% 78%
- Price 52% 52%
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