Goggle Tech Virtual Reality Goggles review

The Goggle Tech Virtual Reality Goggles are a no-frills, compact set of goggles for use viewing 360° videos or accessing Google Cardboard apps on any Android or Apple smartphone with displays up to six inches. 

The popularity of Virtual Reality and 360° video is growing every day as more companies like Google and Facebook invest in the new medium. Inevitably, the VR accessory market is experiencing a boom as well.

The main VR accessories are Virtual Reality goggles and they exist at every price range, from the high-end Oculus Rifts to the practically free Google Cardboard. The majority of these devices either contain powerful video processors and built-in screens or require you to place your phone into them to provide processing power and a screen. The Goggle Tech Virtual Reality Goggles are a lower-priced set of goggles that take a different approach to viewing your VR apps and videos.

What is it?

The Goggle Tech Virtual Reality Goggles are a no-frills, compact set of goggles for use viewing 360° videos or accessing Google Cardboard apps on any Android or Apple smartphone with displays up to six inches.

What’s in the box?

The goggles arrive in a small carrying case which includes a foam insert to avoid lens scratches. The case is very convenient and sturdy and allows you to carry the goggles around with you. This is a big plus, because usually VR goggles are big, clunky and don’t pack well. The glass lenses of the goggles are the same that are found in most Google Cardboard devices. I find that these goggles are most useful for short demos or to get a taste of a longer length 360° video. I would not recommend these goggles for extended viewing or gameplay.

Design and features

While the goggles do not provide as immersive an experience as some higher priced versions, they are better when paired with headphones. Whereas more expensive VR headsets usually have mechanical buttons or included Bluetooth controllers, interactivity with Goggle Tech goggles is as simple as touching the screen with your fingers.

Instead of placing your phone into the device for viewing, the Goggle Tech goggles unfold like a standard pair of reading glasses and with the help of two U-shaped end pieces, latch on to the outside of your device. The device holds your phone in pretty securely, but it’s wise to avoid any vigorous shaking and to hold on to your device as well as the goggles while viewing. Because of the minimal design, the goggles do not have a strap for hands-free use like some other devices. If holding your device while viewing is a problem for you, these might not be you’re looking for. The plus side is that these are very easy to use if you wear glasses.

The goggles are compatible with Google Cardboard, so setup is very easy. Simply scan the QR code on the side of the goggles with your Google Cardboard app and they will be instantly recognized as “C1-Glass”. From there, any Cardboard enabled app will be able to use the goggles properly.

For the price, these goggles definitely deliver. The added convenience of a fold-up design and case is worth paying slightly more than you would for similarly featured goggles. The price gap between these goggles and others that provide slightly better experience is significant, making these a good deal.

The Goggle Tech Virtual Reality Goggles come in four colors; black, white, red and green. The goggles are recommended for adults and children seven and up, but I’ve found that the plastic on the frames is not particularly strong, which means these might not be the best goggles for children to use.

Source: The sample for this review was purchased with my own funds. Please visit Goggle Tech for more info and Amazon to order.

 

Product Information

Price:$24.99
Manufacturer:Goggle Tech Inc
Retailer:Amazon
Pros:
  • Affordable
  • Easy to carry around
  • Provides a good experience
Cons:
  • Not as immersive as other VR goggles on the market

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More team EDC updates, Android laptop, wallets, wallet tools, and more – Weekly roundup

Seven days have passed since the last weekly roundup, so you know it’s time to check out the latest listing of everything The Gadgeteer has posted in the last week. Click through for the full list.

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Julie’s gadget diary – My top 5 favorite minimalist wallets

If you visit The Gadgeteer on a regular basis, you already know that we like to review wallets. As a matter of fact, Andy J. just posted a wallet review yesterday. I personally enjoy using minimalist wallets and thought I’d share my top 5 favorite minimalist wallets with you today. 

IDENTITY Card wallet

This one is my current favorite because it has the smallest form factor while still allowing me to very easily retrieve and reinsert cards. The cutout on each side allows you to use your thumb to slide the cards out of the slot.

The IDENTITY Card wallet fits in the front pocket of whatever pants I happen to be wearing without adding any bulk. It’s also made of carbon fiber so it’s extremely lightweight.

The only small downside is that it doesn’t hold cash. But that doesn’t bother me because I very rarely use cash these days.

You can read my review of the IDENTITY Card wallet and order one for only $35 at identitywallet.bigcartel.com.

Trayvax Summit wallet

This one was my favorite before the IDENTITY wallet came along. Like the IDENTITY, The Trayvax is barely larger than the credit cards it holds. This one also has a few extra features including a lanyard or carabiner loop attachment point, RFID resistance, and it can hold a few folded bills or a key.

You can read my review of the Trayvax Summit Minimalist wallet and you can buy one for only $19.99 which is an insane deal. For more info visit trayvax.com.

Col. Littleton Front Pocket Wallet

This wallet combines two things that I love. Minimalist design and leather. I carry this wallet when I definitely need to have a little cash with me. It has a little bit larger form factor that the two wallets above, but not by a lot. It’s made extremely well and just feels great in my hand.

You can read my review of the Col. Littleton Front Pocket Wallet and buy one for $50. For more info visit colonellittleton.com.

Machine Era Ti5 Slim Wallet

Here’s another ultra minimalist wallet. This one is made of Titanium and features an elastic band that holds a stack of up to 6 cards in place. It’s basically just a tray with curved sides and has zero frills. That’s not a bad thing though. It’s lightweight, will last longer than you will and it can carry a few folded dollar bills.

You can read my review of the Machine Era Ti5 Slim Wallet and buy one for $42. For more info visit machine-era.com.

Walter Wallet

This wallet is the most unique wallet of the five wallets that I’ve listed in this article. What makes it so unique? It has a cool card eject feature that lets the cards rest in a staggered stack for easy viewing and retrieval.

The only down-side for me is that it’s a bit on the thick side. But if they offered one without the attached cash section, it would give the IDENTITY wallet a real run for its money as my favorite minimalist wallet.

You can read my review of the Walter Wallet and buy one for $17.50. For more info visit walterwallet.com and Amazon to order one.

What is your favorite minimalist wallet?

Those are my top 5 favorite minimalist wallets, now it’s your turn. What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.

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Wind chimes that can play the notes of your favorite tune

We have several wind chimes hanging from our front porch including the one shown in the image above. I love the relaxing sound of a wind chime as the breeze blows against it. But my wind chimes don’t play a recognizable tune. They make more of a tinkling, pinging, dinging, and donging type of sound. So imagine my surprise while watching the show Handcrafted America, when I learned that there’s a company that makes hand tuned wind chimes that incorporate 8 notes from your favorite song.

The father and son team of Davis Blanchard Wind Chimes hand make chimes from galvanized steel piping at their Austin, Texas studio. Using special algorithms, they cut the pipes to specific lengths so the appropriate notes ring out when they chime. Will the wind chimes play the exact sequence of notes so you’ll hear your favorite song when the wind blows? No, probably not. But the right notes are there, so you never know when you might hear a snippet in the right order.

Will the wind chimes play the exact sequence of notes so you’ll hear your favorite song when the wind blows? No, probably not. But the right notes are there, so you never know when you might hear a snippet in the right order.

They offer wind chimes with the notes from popular tunes like Amazing Grace to Purple Haze for $80 and custom made chimes for $128. For more info visit davisblanchardwindchimes.com.

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Disney Explorers Lodge, Hong Kong Disneyland’s newest hotel, opens on April 30

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Disney Explorers Lodge, Hong Kong Disneyland’s newest hotel, opens on April 30

Disney Hong Kong Opens New Attraction This April 30 with Special Offers: Disney Explorers Lodge

This April 30, visitors of Hong Kong Disneyland have the option of staying in a brand new hotel dubbed the Disney Explorers Lodge. Already the third accommodation in this extensive park, Disney Hong Kong exerted major efforts to make sure that the hotel offers something different from the others.

Disney Explorers Lodge Hong Kong
Disney Explorers Lodge Hong Kong

Ad Explorare et Somniare

The hotel’s Latin motto when translated into English means “To explore and dream” which is perfectly apt for this new accommodation’s overall vibe. Containing 750 hotel rooms, each one offers an astounding view of any one of the four themed gardens.

There’s the Kevin Garden which is inspired by the South American culture and is actually named for the giant bird in the “Up” movie. The Oceania inspired garden is named the “Little Squirt Garden” which is the name of the adorable turtle in “Finding Nemo.”

The third garden is named after Hathi Jr., the cute baby elephant you’ve seen from the movie “The Jungle Book” and boasts of an Asian theme. Finally, there’s the Rafiki Garden which everyone knows is the wisdom-filled mandrill of the “Lion King” hailing from the African Savannah.

Hotel Lobby of Disney Explorers Lodge
Hotel Lobby of Disney Explorers Lodge

Facilities and Food

Facilities of Disney Explorer’s Lodge include the outdoor Rain Drop Pool where guests can lounge in content after spending their day in the park. There’s also the Dreamer’s Spring, offering an almost hypnotic trance in its stillness, for those who prefer to just soak in the ambiance of their surroundings. You can also take a stroll in the gardens and get up close and personal with the view from your room.

Hong Kong Disneyland Disney Explorers Lodge Overview Photos
Hong Kong Disneyland Disney Explorers Lodge Overview Photos

The dining experience is an adventure on its own. The Lodge is home to a total of three restaurants, each one offering something unique. There’s the Dragon Wind serving numerous delicacies from China, introducing a cooking style that addresses not just your taste buds but your health as well. World of Color Restaurant makes extensive use of traditional herbs and spices as it successfully attempts to bring you back in time through flavor. Forget processed foods as the restaurant offers genuine flavors on your plate. Last is the Chart Room Café where lovers of the modern era can kick back and relax. In this contemporary café, you can enjoy delicious coffee, specially prepared sandwiches, and the highly popular gelato.

Hong Kong Disneyland Disney Explorers Lodge Chart Room Cafe Interior
Hong Kong Disneyland Disney Explorers Lodge Chart Room Cafe Interior

Counting Attractions

With the addition of this brand new hotel, Disneyland Hong Kong is now capable of offering 1,750 rooms for all its guests. However, rooms aren’t the only additions to this global park as Disneyland introduces additional attractions inspired by the biggest films over the past years. There’s the “Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover” and the Iron Man Experience which is the first of its kind.

Special Offers

As a special offer, Disney Explorers Lodge will give away Priority Admission Passes to their guests, maximum of four people per room. There will also be complimentary character buffets for two adults and for the young at heart – a photo moment with their favorite Disney Character. You can also opt for a 20 percent discount through the “2 Nights Plus Offer”. For a limited amount of time, guests booking a standard room will be pleasantly surprised by an upgrade to a Deluxe Room.

Disney Explorers Lodge Hotel Room
Disney Explorers Lodge Hotel Room

By booking early just in time for the Lodge’s opening, guests will be able to avail of all these. To book, check out the main website of Hong Kong Disneyland or contact them through (852)-1-830-830.

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SubZERO Gaming TYKA Extended Soft Gaming Mouse Pad review


I’ve been a gamer for years, though in the past few months I have taken it more seriously by tweaking my mouse sensitivity, which required me to get a bigger mouse pad. Just a few months after getting one, SubZERO Gaming offered their TYKA Extended soft gaming mouse pad to review, which I happily accepted.


Looking at these photos, you might not think this mouse pad is big, but I assure you, once you see it on my desk, you’ll see how big it really is! The dimensions are 36 in x 12 in x 0.12 in and the color is all black, minus the SubZERO Gaming logo in the bottom right corner. I liked this look because I have a black desk, and the mouse pad did not seem as big when blended in with my desk.


My previous mouse pad was made by Corsair and has the same dimensions as the SubZERO mouse pad. The main difference is the fabric on the top of the pad. My old one has a more plastic feel, while this one feels like a classic mouse pad. I noticed no difference between the two when it came to using my mouse. The SubZERO mouse pad performed very well, and after hours and hours of use, it looks and feels great. I definitely prefer the stitched edges, as any mouse pad I’ve had without them has curled up and frayed. The stitching is well done and doesn’t add much to the thickness of the mouse pad. It’s not extra thin like some mouse pads I’ve seen, but there is not much bulk to it and I appreciate that.

The backside of the mouse pad has a rubbery feel that keeps it from sliding around on a desk. Not once did I have a problem with the mouse pad sliding around. Dust liked to stick to the bottom if I let it, but it was easy to clean up when needed.


I have two 23 inch monitors and a pretty good-sized keyboard. The size may seem smaller due to how I centered the keyboard, but during gameplay, I scoot the keyboard over to the left part of the pad and use the rest of it for my mouse. I like the look of the black mouse pad under my keyboard, and having it across my desk keeps me from cluttering up my desk. I could definitely see someone who uses extremely low sensitivity taking advantage of this mouse pad’s size, but it is also useful for someone like me, who varies their mouse usage from a small area to a larger area.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this mouse pad to both casual and moderately competitive gamers. I am sure that there are mouse pads out there for the hardcore gamers, but I’ve never tried one, so I can’t comment too much on that. You could also use this as I do, with the mouse pad protecting my desk from my keyboard. If I had to choose between this and the Corsair I purchased a few months ago, I’d have gone with the SubZERO Gaming extended mouse pad. The price is better and the quality is just as good. The only disclaimer I can say is: Make sure your desk is big enough for it!

Source: The sample for this review was provided by SubZERO Gaming. Please visit Amazon for more information.

 

Product Information

Price:$19.97
Manufacturer:SubZERO Gaming
Retailer:Amazon
Pros:
  • Inexpensive
  • Good quality
  • Simple, nice design
Cons:
  • Maybe too large for you desk

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Edge of Belgravia Precision Chef Knife Series and the Black Diamond Knife Block: Functional Art for the Kitchen

If the idea of putting a classic wooden knife block on your kitchen counter just doesn’t appeal to you, then you might have considered putting them in a drawer. That’s torture on your knives; they’ll rattle against each other, eventually becoming dull. Look for a knife block with a modern, architectural style, one like the Edge of Belgravia Black Diamond....

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This Arcylic Lighted Champagne Ice Bucket makes your house party feel like a nightclub

LED Acrylic Champagne Bowl

There’s something to be said for atmosphere. Going out on a Friday night immediately makes you think of going to a club, having some drinks, and dancing the night away; though not everyone is able to find a bar worth going to. There’s also the issue of dealing with creeps and psychos at bars, which is why having a house party always seems preferable since you’ll at least know some of the people who show up.

If you like playing host and want there to be a nightclub atmosphere, then you’re going to need the accessories to do so. Those who are all about LEDs and lighting can add to their collection with this Color-Changing LED Champagne Ice Bucket. It runs on 4 AA batteries, and has different lighting modes for single or multi-color, all of which can be controlled by the included remote.

The acrylic material this bucket is made of makes it functional as more than just an ice bucket since it can hold beverages, flowers, snacks, party favors and more. Do keep in mind that this was only made to fit one bottle and ice though, so it’s not going to fit too much. This is going to cost you around $36 with shipping, and is certain to add a little ambiance to the room. If only you could get it to dance to the beat like some other lighted devices can.

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Enter the Bernzomatic #HandymanHeroSweepstakes and You Might Win a $1000 Grand Prize

Spring DIY season is coming up fast, and Bernzomatic — the leader in handheld torches — wants to outfit deserving professional tradesmen with new gear to start it off right. Are you (or someone you know) a DIY’er? Then this is a giveaway you won’t want to miss. From now until Feb. 24, use the hashtag #HandymanHeroSweepstakes on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and add...

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Triple Seven Gear CORE Nano Wallet review

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I’m an EDC (Everyday Carry) user. You know, those little tools, tech and other items that you use regularly to help with tasks throughout your day. However, EDC often consists of several items that you have no good way to organize while carrying. There are many pouch-type cases out there, but often these provide just an unorganized “black hole” of items that are thrown in together and end up banging around into each other. The military gear industry has given us “admin pouches” that include many pockets, slots and other ways to organize gear, but sometimes you want something a bit more streamlined or that could pass for a bit more of a civilian appearance. Enter: Triple Seven Gear. I bought one of Triple Seven Gear’s CORE Nano Wallets to hold several of my small EDC items. Let’s check it out! Gadget on!

Specs

  • Exterior material: 1000D Cordura Nylon
  • Interior material: 70D pack cloth
  • Location of Manufacture: USA

Options

The Triple Seven Gear CORE Nano Wallet is available in the following interior / exterior color schemes:

  • Black / Black
  • Black / Orange
  • Coyote / Coyote
  • Coyote / Orange
  • Grey / Grey (reviewed here)
  • Multicam / Coyote
  • Multicam / Orange
  • Kryptek Typhon / Orange
  • Kryptek Typhon / Black
  • Woodland Camo

In addition, the Core Nano Wallet is available in the following configurations:

  • Standard version – $29.77 (reviewed here)
  • RFID blocking version – $42.77
  • Custom configurations (you can request to add a morale patch panel, fabric ID pocket, etc) – $34.77

Background

Back in June 2015, Eric Bauer, AKA the “20 Dollar Bandit,” launched a crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign to produce an initial run of his Triple Seven Gear CORE Nano Wallet.  However, Eric was no stranger to either Kickstarter or to EDC carry/organizer cases, having already run a successful campaign in February 2014 to fund his initial product, the Mini Kit (MK-7) EDC Gear Pouch to organize and carry larger EDC items.  However, Eric saw the need for a smaller case, one that could be much more compact and pocket-sized for a handful of small EDC items.   Hence, the CORE Nano Wallet was born.

I didn’t find out about the Mini Kit M-7 until after its campaign had ended, but the CORE Nano Wallet caught my eye because, compared to other folks, I had relatively few EDC items that I was carrying around, and those items were fairly small.  I thought the CORE Nano Wallet would be a perfect size for me, so I became a backer on the Kickstarter campaign and pledged for an “Urban Grey CORE Nano Adventure Wallet” in Grey interior / Grey exterior color scheme, which is reviewed here.

Packaging

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The CORE Nano Wallet’s packaging was a simple plastic bag (inside a mailing envelope).

Features, Functions & Performance

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My initial impression of the Triple Seven Gear CORE Nano Wallet was that it appeared to be simple, compact and well-built.  Plus, I liked the color, although, as I think these images demonstrate, there was no way I would call it “Grey.”  It is really a pale Army green/almost grey color.  When I selected this color, I thought it would be an actual grey, more like a wolf grey.  But in any case, I do like the color because it is pretty subdued and not garish.  Black would have been my second choice, but I was in a grey phase at that point. Maybe black for my next one.  😉triplesevengear_corenanowallet02

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Really the only feature on the exterior of the CORE Nano Wallet was a wide band of elastic in the same color as the rest of the wallet.  The elastic is used to keep the flap of the wallet closed.

As seen in the image above, the CORE Nano Wallet is roughly the footprint of most bi-fold or tri-fold wallets on the market and is roughly the same thickness as well, that is, before loading it with EDC items—more on this below.

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Since by design there isn’t much to the outside design of the CORE Nano Wallet, let’s take a look at the inside.  The image above is what I saw upon opening the CORE Nano Wallet for the first time.  A clean, useful-looking layout, with some freebie-type goodies stashed inside.
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As described above, the exterior of the CORE Nano Wallet is very simple and minimalist, with the elastic band being the only real feature.  I like the minimalist appearance because it doesn’t draw attention, and also doesn’t look overdone or gaudy.

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The above image shows the handful of goodies that were included with my CORE Nano Wallet.  On the top row from left to right: a Triple Seven Design decal, a business card from the 20 Dollar Bandit, Eric Bauer himself (a nice personal touch) and an exclusive Kickstarter backer Velcro-backed morale patch (that’s right, I’m that special).

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Let’s look at the image above and talk features.  Moving left to right, we have a transparent ID pocket, two card pockets, and an EDC organizer, behind which is a “hidden” Velcro-closure pocket.  I’ll describe each of these in further detail below.

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Let’s focus on the ID pocket first.  Located on the left side of the CORE Nano Wallet’s interior, the ID pocket is made from a tough, yet very flexible and transparent film and expertly stitched to the body of the wallet.

Note the small Triple Seven Gear logo tag sewn in.  A nice little touch.  I really appreciate when companies take the effort (and cost) to put their logo on their product without making it obnoxious.  Bellroy is another wallet maker that does a great job of this, too.

Above is an image of the center portion of the CORE Nano Wallet’s interior.  It features two vertically-oriented pockets for credit card-sized items.  One of the pockets is slightly shorter than the other, enabling you to gain access to the rear one a bit easier.

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Above is an image of the right portion of the interior of the CORE Nano Wallet.  This is the side that makes this item more than a standard wallet and includes EDC item organization.  It has a band of elastic, similar to the one on the outside of the wallet.  However, this band has been sewn such that it is divided into three loops of varying sizes: half-inch, quarter-inch and one-inch widths to hold what Eric Bauer calls “nano kit,” meaning small EDC items.

On the right side, there is a also a pocket at the bottom that acts as a retainer for items.  More on these features below.

Above is an image of the “secret” Velcro pocket behind the EDC organizer.  Because of its Velcro closure, it could be used to store smallish items and/or items that you want to keep even more secure.

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Now that we’ve reviewed the basics of the CORE Nano Wallet’s features, let’s take a look at examples of how these features can be used based on some of my own, personal EDC items.triplesevengear_corenanowallet13

Above, an image of the ID pocket again, this time with my driver’s license inside it (don’t laugh at my ID photo–I was in a “spiky hair” phase).  This pocket works great for an ID because the entire card can be seen with no obstruction of the edges as with the ID pocket on some wallets.  In addition, this pocket can actually hold more than just your ID card.  I could easily put 3 or 4 other cards in there with my ID, or some cash, but this would depend on how bulky you can tolerate the CORE Nano Wallet being.triplesevengear_corenanowallet14

In the image above, I’ve loaded the center pockets with a few items.  The front one has a few folded bills in it, while the rear one has two credit cards.  Each pocket can really hold 2 to 3 cards, but as with the ID pocket described above, how many cards you put into these pockets depends on how thick/bulky you want the CORE Nano Wallet to be once you have fully loaded it.triplesevengear_corenanowallet15

Finally, lets look at the image above, depicting the right-most portion of the wallet’s interior.  I’ve loaded the elastic organize band with three items.  From left to right: the Lumintop AAA mini flashlight, a Fisher Space Bullet Pen, and a Leatherman Squirt PS4 mini multi-tool.  Side note on the Fisher Space Pen: I lost its clip and because this is the polished chrome version, it kept falling out of the elastic, so beware of this—I think with a clip it would have stayed put just fine.triplesevengear_corenanowallet16

The image above and the next two are of the CORE Nano Wallet after it has been fully loaded with the items I’ve described above, which are all fairly standard EDC items for me.  Note that it does get a bit thick and bulky.  Probably more so than most regular wallets.  triplesevengear_corenanowallet17

However, I will say that, due to the layout and organizational features of the CORE Nano Wallet, it encourages you to think about the number of credit card-sized items (i.e. typical wallet-type items) you want to regularly carry, because the trade-off is at the expense of making the loaded CORE Nano Wallet bulkier.  triplesevengear_corenanowallet18

For me, the EDC item organization is a nice plus.  I can actually use the CORE Nano Wallet as my sole daily wallet because I can fit in just the half-dozen or so cards I need, plus a bit of cash, and in addition, carry my few main EDC items: the flashlight, pen, and multi-tool.  Loaded up, it’s not so great for back-pocket carry, but for front-pocket carry, it does fairly well.  Plus, my wallet/EDC stash is always close at hand and I don’t need an additional wallet in another pocket.

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Conclusion

I think the 20 Dollar Bandit (AKA Eric Bauer) has a winner with the CORE Nano Wallet.  For starters, it is a great example of a well-designed, USA-built product, with just the efficient organization and high-quality materials and stitching.  It can be used as a combination minimalist wallet, and EDC organizer for small items, and even fully loaded it can fit fairly well into a front pocket.  For the price, it is definitely worth a look for your wallet/EDC needs. I think you’ll be impressed.  In fact, I’m very tempted to try some of Eric’s other products as well.

Source: The sample for this review was purchased with the reviewer’s own funds. Please visit Triple Seven Gear at Triple7Gear.com for more info or to order.

 

Product Information

Price:$29.77
Manufacturer:Triple Seven Gear
Requirements:
  • None
Pros:
  • Compact & lightweight
  • Useful organizational features
  • High-quality, durable materials and construction
Cons:
  • Loading it with more/thicker items can make it a bit bulky
  • Not great for back-pocket carry, but fine for front-pocket carry

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