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20 Minimalist Wallets That Hold Everything You Need

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20 Minimalist Wallets That Hold Everything You Need


20 Minimalist Wallets That Hold Everything You Need

Posted: 18 Nov 2013 07:01 AM PST

If you run a quick search on "wallets" on Kickstarter, you will find it everywhere. So it’s safe to assume, that this may the next big thing — some may call it the Wallet 2.0. The minimalist wallet is thin, small and lightweight but stll allows you to fit what you regularly put in a traditional wallet. It is one of the hottest accessories to have for both men (and women).

Machine Era

These wallets are designed for you to carry basic necessities – the credit cards you use most, a bit of cash, an ID card for work etc – and still fit into your back (or front) pocket. Comfort and style aside, they are also secure and primed for quick access to your cards.

Want to replace that bulky and beat up wallet for the holidays? Check out these 20 minimalistic wallet designs for one suited for your personality.

MostRad

A personal favorite (my order is on the way), the MostRad is a small bi-fold wallet that has slots for multiple cards and an elastic band for cash. The outside of the wallet also features a single card slot for quick access to your most-used card. [$30]

MostRad

LEAN Essentials

LEAN Essentials wallets are made of a one-piece full grain leather wrapped into cardholder design. There are 3 compartments to choose from: the front reveals a quarter of the card or paper bills for quick access, the center allows for secure storage of a number of cards, and the back features a slot for cash. It is available in four colors and has branding/lettering options too. [$49]

LEAN Essentials

SLIMplistic

This wallet is only slightly bigger than a credit card. The front is made of leather while the back is made of elastic material, great for fitting all the cards that you have to carry around with you. The center section is split in 2 with another layer of elastic material. The cutout at the front allows you to push out cards for quick and easy access. [$28]

Slimplistic

Capsule

The Capsule wallet is a classy looking wallet that comes in 9 different colors and material/textures. One face of the wallet features a leather band while the other face has a card slot for quick access. The center slot holds the rest of your cards. [$70-$85]

Capsule

Machine Era

A fully machined solid brass with an elastic band at the center for secure storage, Machine Era is outside the norm when it comes to minimalistic wallet material. The design is remarkably simple and secure, and it is also available in black aluminum. [$28-$45]

Machine Era

Sapling

The Sapling Wallet adds a touch of class to the minimalistic wallet. It features 2 pieces of wood held together with an elastic strap, giving you secre space for 8 or more cards. Available in walnut, cherry or birch wood, you can even choose to apply laser engravings to customize your wallet for a small price. [$14-$25]

Sapling

Trofeo

The Trofeo wallet is a simple cardholder made from Lamborghini seat material, built for comfort and durability. It is also elastic so it can expand to store more cards – a wallet that is truly minimal. Despite the use of expensive material, they still managed to keep the price affordable. [$32]

Trofeo

Flip

The Flip wallet consists of 2 cardholder pockets that are folded and held in place with an elastic band. Surrounding it is a large elastic band to hold together additional cards and paper bills. It is available in 8 different colors including Wine, Olive and Baby Blue, each at a very reasonable price. [£14]

Flip

Dash 2.0

A wallet cannot be any simpler than the Dash 2.0 wallet. It comes in 2 designs, a horizontal (as shown in the picture) and a vertical design that holds the cards differently. The hole at the front allows you to use your thumb to quickly slide out your most used card. Depending on the type of card, using a horizontal design allows for quick swipes while a vertical allows for quick reading of the credit card chip. [$19]

Dash

Minimo

Don’t like the feel of the elastic band? Minimo features one with a large silicon band for a better grip. The wallet requires a minimum of 2 plates, where a 3rd and optional center plate can be added to divide the cards. The 2 main plates can also be swapped with custom-designed plates that lets you hold coins, an SD card, a small flash drive or even a key. [£16-£30]

Minimo

Holster

The Holster Minimal wallet can hold more than 10 cards plus cash at one time. Two pieces of leather – one long, one short, both with a plastic core for reinforcement – are held together by a thick elastic strap. The strap makes the design expandable to hold more cards without too much room for them to fall out. [$20]

Holster

FITT

This wallet is primarily made out of elastic material and can be unfolded when you unfasten the hook and loop. It gives you more room to store more of your cards. It is also designed to let the cards stick out a little from the wallet (securely, they assured) to allow you to quickly get to the card you want. [$19]

FITT

ShamrockWallets

ShamrockWallets come in a variety of designs: cardholders, wallets and in a wallet, card and passport holder combo-mode. They’re made out of leather with RFID blocking material to keep your card information safe. It is also secure, as shown in staircase drop experiment available at its Kickstarter page. [$28]

ShamrockWallets

Ainste

Ainste is another brand that sells a few different designs of minimalist wallets. It’s made out of leather and comes in a variety of colors for you to choose from. Like all minimalist wallets, it comes with bands to hold paper bills together, along with a few card slots. [$34-$47]

Ainste

SlimFold

The SlimFold wallet is made from a durable lightweight material called Tyvek that is 100% waterproof and ultra rip-resistant. It’s almost as thin as paper, so it won’t add bulk or weight to the cards or cash that you want to bring with you. Available in 2 sizes, original and micro, it also comes in a variety of colors [$20]

SlimFold

Jac Henri

Jac Henri is a start-up design company that wants to redesign everyday things to make it look more elegant yet stay simple. Here’s their wallet design that comes in a variant of colors and material choices to fit your style. It looks like a bi-fold wallet with a band but the insides only have 2 slots. This allows it to be very thin and minimal yet secure enough to hold your bills and cards. [$90-$320]

Jac Henri

HuMn

Pronounced as ‘human’, the HuMn wallet comprises of 2 to 3 pieces of powder-coated aluminum plates held together with an shock strap. This allows for easy access to your cards and cash, which are held together with the tight band. You can also mix and match the colors you want the plates and straps to come in. [$76-$178]

HuMn

Leffot

The Leffot Fold wallet gives you a unique way to store your cash. It’s essentially a single piece of leather folded in three sections. Just slip in your paper bills and fold in from both sides. It comes in 2 sizes, fit for any currency bill size. [$95-$120]

Leffot


    






7 Android Apps to Create and Manage Passwords

Posted: 18 Nov 2013 05:01 AM PST

Online accounts are password-protected from unauthorized access, but how secure this password protection is depends on your ability to create strong passwords. This is easy if you only have 1 or 2 accounts, but when you have multiple accounts, each protected by complex passwords that are different from one another, memorizing them all might not be easy.

Using one password for all accounts is also a death sentence to your online identity. So what is there for us to do? Well, we can use password managers.

We have previously written about password managers for desktops, as well as tools to help you generate random passwords at the click of a button. In this roundup, we will have a look at similar counterparts for Android apps instead. Here are 7 free and premium Android apps to help you create and manage your passwords. Name your favorite in the comments section.

1. 1Password

1Password is an app that makes password management a lot more convenient and safe. One of its best features is its strong password generator that you can use to make up secure passwords for all your accounts.

Besides that, you can store your passwords in a vault locked with a master password — so all you have to do is sign in to your 1Password’s account, use the app’s built-in browser and it will automatically plug in your stored login credentials on the website you are accessing. [Free]

2. LastPass

LastPass is a handy tool that allows you to manage passwords and automate any sort of web form filling. This app offers you the option to store your passwords and other login credentials on their servers for easy access when needed.

Realizing how insecure it is to send passwords for shared accounts to your mates via email, LastPass developers have included the "sharing with friends" feature, which provides a safe and confidential method of sharing login credentials with others as long as they have registered LastPass accounts. [Free]

3. Keeper

Besides the basic features you would expect from a password management app, Keeper also allows syncing with other devices like your computer or tablet. Therefore, you have access to your passwords anytime, anywhere.

Keeper also includes a robust feature that allows sharing on the go and claims to provide the users with unlimited data storage on their servers that are protected by their self-proclaimed world-class security. However, many services provided by Keeper are only available to paying users. [Free]

4. Roboform

If you constantly forget your login details whenever you want to access your accounts, Roboform will come in really handy for you. Besides the usual features like password generator, form filling and password sharing, Roboform’s pro account is equipped with some additional features that will fascinate you.

You will be provided with a USB portability tool that allows you to travel securely with your login credentials on your USB drive. It is also integrated with Dolphin and Firefox browser for mobile. [Free]

5. mSecure

Similar to 1Password, with mSecure you can generate random and unique passwords (using various types of characters, numbers and special symbols) in a matter of seconds. The password generator also comes with a conventional bar that displays the strength of a chosen password.

Besides features like auto-filling of forms, mSecure also provides a visually appealing interface. Once you have signed in to your account, you will find a neatly organized menu of different categories. mSecure also includes an intelligent backup system that sends you notifications when a backup is needed in case you’ve missed it. [$9.99]

6. Safe In Cloud Password Manager

Safe In Cloud Password Manager is another great tool that has synchronization with cloud services such as Google Drive, Box, SkyDrive and Dropbox. It has a clean and user-friendly interface. To store your private data, you create cards from predefined templates. There is also a search tool that helps you find any details saved on your cards.

However, the drawback of this app is its browser integration, which is still in the works. To fill in your login credentials on a website, you have to use the floating panel to copy data from the password manager and paste it into your browser. [$4.99]

7. eWallet

Despite the lack of exceptional features to distance itself from the competition, eWallet is a tool that provides most of the features someone would need in a password management app, e.g. password generator, storage of login credentials with master password protection, etc.

There is also an option of getting your data synchronized between your Android device and a Windows PC, but additional fees apply. All in all, eWallet is a great choice for securing your valuable data in a digital wallet. [$9.99]


    






Easy Color Picking in Sublime Text

Posted: 18 Nov 2013 02:01 AM PST

If you have been accustomed to a code editor that comes with GUI buttons, Sublime Text being a plain simple code editor with minimal buttons, may frustrate you. For example, when adding Color, I usually end up running another application – Photoshop or Colorzilla – for just getting color codes.

But wouldn’t our workflow be more streamlined if we were able to pick up colors without having to leave Sublime Text? If you are facing this same problem, we have a tip for you in the form of a plugin.

ColorPicker

Color Picker is a Sublime Text plugin by Weslly Honorato. This plugin is cross-platform; it works in Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Once installed, go to the Command Palette in Sublime Text by hitting the Command + Shift + P or (Ctrl + Shift + P for Windows). Then search for ColorPicker.

Or you can do it faster just by pressing Command + Shift + C. This will open the native color picker from your OS. This screenshot below shows the color picker in OS X.

If you are on Windows and Linux, the UI will be different.

Select the color, and hit the Pick button, and the color will be inserted into Sublime Text in Hex color format, like so.

HEX To RGB Converter

Note that this tool only generates HEX color format. So if you need RGB format, you will need to install one more plugin that helps you convert HEX color format to RGB color format.

Go to Package Control and install HEX to RGB Converter by Vitor Leal. Once installed, select the Hex color number and hit Shift + Cmd + R to get the RGB code.

Color Highlighter

Another plugin that will be very helpful is Color Highlighter. Don’t confuse this with Syntax Highlighter, Color Highlighter will let you preview the color when you selet the color code number. Here is what it looks like.

This plugin supports HEX, RGB, and RGBA color formats.

More

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BlinkScan Scans & Removes Backgrounds Of Multiple Images (So You Don’t Have To)

Posted: 17 Nov 2013 09:01 PM PST

Most scanners in the market today are expensive, slow and do not produce images in true color. BlinkScan is going to change all that. BlinkScan is a revolutionary device that can take high-resolution image scans of multiple objects without the background in mere seconds.

Every object that is scanned with the device is also automatically aligned and extracted into its own image file, thereby saving you lots of time in photo editing, and in cropping out the background images. Let’s take a look at how it works.

How BlinkScan Works

BlinkScan is a tabletop device that works a bit differently from a conventional scanner. For one thing, it is noticeably faster. It has a monochrome sensor and lights that blink Red, Green and Blue. The sensor will capture a total of 3 images (one of each color) and then combine the 3 into a high-resolution true "full color" image.

BlinkScan Color

Designers would also love the fact that BlinkScan churns out digital images without any background. While most of the time we may need to spend some time cropping out the background, BlinkScan does it for you, with high accuracy.

BlinkScan Scan

Another time-saving feature that BlinkScan offers is multiple object scanning. Just place all your items within the frame, and hit the button. BlinkScan has a scan area of 216mm x 297mm, the regular A4 paper size. Images are scanned at a resolution of 300 dpi.

Best of all, BlinkScan can recognize each individual object from that one scan, and save them into separate image files, when they are transferred to your computer.

BlinkScan Images

These individual images are also automatically de-skewed (aligned appropriately, if scanned at a crooked angle), saving you some precious time. And all of this happens at a single press of a button. The scan takes about 3 seconds, and you can get your high-res, true-color photos on your computer in the blink of an eye.

BlinkScan

The BlinkScan technology is simple and brilliant and it comes with a basic software that allows for simple photo editing such as rotate, contrast, brightness and hue. It is still a running Kickstarter project, as of this writing, but the early bird prices of $599 have been taken up. You can still purchase one for $799 with an estimated delivery date being sometime in July 2014.


    






1 comments:

  1. Lessica Lawlere said...

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