Looks can be deceiving, even when it comes to wallets.
What may look like a common everyday billfold, might just be an Ekster smart wallet.
Being in sports tech, I was excited to hear that Ekster is partnering with Olympic skier, Alex Ferreira, for the Ski Edit Teaser. Ferreira won gold at the 2019 X Games Superpipe as well as first place at the 2018 Dew Tour and a Silver medal at last year's Olympic Winter Games.
He was a big fan of Ekster, so he inspired the company to hit up more athletes like him who live a busy life and are constantly on the move, and they have all been huge fans so far. Check out the teaser and the full story that just went live today: https://ekster.com/blogs/news/alex-ferreira-x-ekster.
The wallets themselves are classy and functional. Each model is unique and interesting, kind of like the company itself.
What started as a chance encounter between two Dutch college students soon grew into a shared passion for entrepreneurship, a frustration with existing EDC products and finally, a thriving business. After meeting on exchange in the USA, founders Rick and Olivier found that being Dutch wasn’t the only thing they had in common. They were both fed up with the current state of wallets and EDC products available. They pitched their idea to a Kickstarter wallet enthusiast, Richard and he was instantly sold. He left his firm to join the team. Together they realized that the perfect wallet existed out there; they just needed to create it. From there, Ekster was born.
Each product is hand-crafted from the highest quality genuine leather available around the globe sourced from LWG gold-rated tanneries who serve only top-of-the-line luxury leather brands. Every product that makes it through our design process adheres to 5 criteria that distinguish our products from the others on the market: Efficiency, Safeguarding, Innovation, Quality Craftsmanship and Style.
Ekster continues to make use of the latest technologies.
"This smart wallet is the first ever solar-charged wallet. This means no wires, no clutter and no low battery," said Richard Canneman, co-founder of Ekster®. The Ekster Wallet only requires 3.5 hours of sunlight per month to offer full tracking functionality. Connect it to a phone via Bluetooth and enjoy all the tracking features offered by Tile.
Ekster wallets are made for people that live an active lifestyle.
They are wallets and cardholders for those that want to minimize bulk. The cash strap or pocket strap provide additional storage whilst keeping things slim.