In an increasingly frantic world, it’s no surprise that most successful products being released aim to simplify life in one way or another. Recently launched wallet company Edward Field does just that with their flagship product—The Edward Field Wallet—by thoughtfully combining wallet and phone.
Born out of the necessity to minimize the items in your pockets, the Edward Field Wallet took the utility found in many phone cases and re-approached the design with an eye toward what we love about classic wallets—quality and craftsmanship. Each one is constructed with 100% full-grain Italian calf leather, unanimously regarded as among the most supple and durable leather available. Thanks to generations of Italian leather producers, the wallet forms a custom mould to the contents inside and develops a beautiful patina over time.
But the high quality leather is only half the battle. To attach the phone they use micro suction—the innovative material usually reserved for attaching GPS devices to wind shields—which forms a secure bond with thousands of microscopic suction cups. The suction doesn’t wear out, and the wallet only gets better with age. To top it off, each one is handmade in the US of A.
Keeping with the trend, the company sells directly to consumer. Without the expensive retail mark-up and big advertising campaigns, it can sell its wallets for a fourth of the price of comparable models. And as a sweetener, when you upgrade your phone, they’ll sell you a new one (with proof of upgrade) for 40-50% off.
Founder Teddy Winthrop and co-founder Joey Jordan have taken to Kickstarter to raise the necessary funds to place bulk orders and accommodate different phone models. The Wallet is currently available for pre-order for the iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 6/6s, and iPhone 6 Plus—ready to ship the first week of December. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5 are also available, but are slotted to ship in February. A new design with a snap button was just released, and more designs are expected to come.