I have a new wallet. So what I hear you chorus! But this is no ordinary, black leather wallet. This my friends is a smart wallet, one that can charge my phone, find my phone and be found via my phone. It’s from a company called Orbit and let me tell you this, I bloody love it.
Orbit is essentially in the same space as Tile, those little Bluetooth trackers that hook onto keys or anything else prone to going missing. Orbit have a range of similar products, including credit card sized trackers that can fit anywhere. But this wallet is something else.
From the outside there’s no discernible difference between this and a typical men’s wallet. But on the inside sits a square shaped 2500mAh battery with a USB to recharge your wallet and micro-USB to recharge a phone. Plus, there’s a lightening adaptor for new iPhone users.
Essentially in emergency situations I can charge my phone fully at least once. Plus, the wallet has a built-in Orbit tracker, so in the event it goes astray it’s a matter of simply opening the Orbit app hitting the find button and waiting to hear a rather loud 90dB chime come from the wallet. This all relies on Bluetooth range, beyond that you will at the very least know via a map and GPS where the last known location was.
Another very handy feature is the ability to use the wallet to find your phone. You simply hold down a button on the side of the battery and seconds later off goes a musical chime on the phone.
There are four credit card slots, although I’ve managed to squeeze in about eight cards. The leather is genuine and really, I find it to be quite slim. It also weighs just 140g. If you’re ok with placing your wallet on a charger from time to time, check it out here where it retails for $149.95.
Chris was EFTM’s Motoring Editor for many years, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.
He has now left EFTM, and writes freelance and runs his own Facebook Page “Bowen’s Garage”