I recently had to start carrying a wallet again, thanks Google (more on this in a moment), and I found a great alternative to that tri-fold hunk of shit in your back pocket. For a couple of years I was able to stop carrying a wallet because an amazing company called Toru created a bad ass phone case for my Note 4 that had a built in wallet. It forced me to reduce what I carried to the bare essentials, just a few cards. Eliminating my wallet was great because just jamming my phone in my pocket was all I needed to do before heading out the door. If you are still rocking an old Note or whatever other phone these plastic wizards make a wallet case for, I can’t recommend one of these cases enough. Ditch that Blockbuster card and the magnum condom from your wallet and get yourself into one of these as soon as possible.
Whatever you do, do not go with one of those leather folio phone wallet cases. Seriously, don’t do that.
All good things must come to an end, and this is no exception. I upgraded my phone to a new Google Pixel XL which relocated the damn fingerprint sensor to the middle of the back of the phone, and rendered the above glorious case impossible for this phone.
I had to find a suitable wallet for my pocket so I evaluated a bunch of different options. BenjaminI wanted a minimal front pocket solution and I landed on the Nomatic BASICS wallet. It’s lightweight, holds more than enough cards, and unlike some of the leather options it’s really easy to get your cards out of this wallet when you need them. Ditch your stupid trifold wallet or whatever other useless leather crap you keep your money in. For less than $20 you can reduce the bulk in your pocket with one of these nylon masterpieces. A quick pull of the tab ejects your cards for easy access, and a simple squeeze on the cards realigns them.