ThinOptics Wallet Review
[Buyers Guide 2021]
Every so often we stumble across a wallet that tries something entirely new. Whether that be an innovative choice of material or the functionality of the wallet I’m always amazing at the innovation in the wallet industry and admire those countries trying to set themselves apart from others. The wallet we’ll be reviewing today is exactly this, one that tries to accomplish something entirely new. The ThinOptics Wallet is a so-called reading wallet that has the capacity to store a sleek and compact pair of reading glasses.
If there’s one thing that’s never been innovated upon it’s the ability to store glasses in a compact and effective way. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, after all, glasses are somewhat bulky in size, and it’s more often than not hard to reduce their size without completely changing their design. Glasses Cases haven’t innovated beyond a bulkier leather case and ThinOptics are trying to change the way you view carrying your glasses forever.
Look & Design
The design and overall appearance of the ThinOptics Wallet is very attractive and incorporates a very modern design. Similar to other metal wallets such as the popular Ridge, ThinOptics have gone with a full metal design with the entire wallet/case being made from Brushed Stainless Steel with PVD Coating. This provides a sleek look, fantastic durability, and maximum security of peace of mind. The wallet itself is only available in two colors (Black and Rose Gold) but has additional variations in design from the color of the glasses. This includes a choice of between 6 colors ranging from an eclectic mix of colors including black, blue, purple, and brown.
Although the design of everything is entirely subjective I found the ThinOptics wallet has taken a broader and more general design that helps suit everybody’s unique tastes. It would definitely be nice to get more color options for the wallet itself, to open it up to more people, but this is a small gripe for what is a highly distinguished and stylized wallet.
Functionality & Utility
The glasses themselves are very interesting. I can’t say I’m an expert on reading glasses (I’ve never worn anything but sunglasses), but to effectively fit inside such a thin-sized minimalist wallet (size of a standard credit card) the reading glasses need to be compact in size themselves. For example, to enable the ThinOpics glasses to fit inside the wallet they are designed differently from conventional glasses.
For example, the ThinOptics glasses are armless so they’re more compact and the type that fits over the nose (with a flexible elastic bridge) to secure them this way. These glasses might not replace you’re normal reading glasses but are perfect when out and about, on the move, and don’t want the hassle of having to carry a bulkier pair with you. For your reading needs, you also get the choice in the strength of the glasses ranging from +1.0 through to +2.5.
In terms of how the wallet functions, as an actual wallet, is good but won’t be ideal for everyone. A money clip located on the reverse side of the ThinOpics wallet is made to store both any cash and cards you may have. It works best with very few of each with a good capacity of up to 3 – 4 credit/debit cards and a few banknotes. It’s minimalist for sure and made specifically for people who tend to carry less with them on a daily basis.
Overall, we were very impressed by the ThinOptics Wallet. It’s design and utility worked well and far exceeded our expectations of how effective a small device would be at storing a pair of glasses. The overall quality of the ThinOptics Wallet itself was also fantastic with a sleek modern look and high-quality materials built to last. Its storage on the wallet side (credit/debit cards and cash) isn’t the strongest if you carry more than a small amount but perfect for those minimalist lovers who tend to carry only the bare essentials with them in the first place.
Coming in at a price tag of $96.00, but currently, on offer at $72.00, the ThinOptics are definitely on the pricier side. That being said, I’m can’t fault the innovation of the wallet and it truly is a one-of-a-kind wallet that you won’t find on the market anywhere else. For more information on the ThinOptics Wallet check out their official website using the link below.
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