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475 of 494 people found the following review helpful
I've seen these in the stores and thought I'd give one a try. I started by attempting to transfer the contents of my bi-fold, windowed, money-clip, front-pocket wallet:

* Three credit cards
* Two state issued ID cards
* Insurance card (credit card sized)
* Five store loyalty cards (credit card sized)
* School ID (in a sleeve with bus pass taped to outside)
* Two hotel room keys
* Five business cards
* Five bills of US cash

That did not even come close to fitting. Here's what I managed to get in comfortably:

* Three credit cards
* Two state issued ID cards
* Insurance card (credit card sized)
* Five store loyalty cards (credit card sized)
* One hotel room key

Adding one more item caused the case not to seal entirely. Adding two more made it hard to close (and reopen). Adding three more made it impossible to close.

Here are the major negatives:

* US Cash needs to be folded into thirds or quarters to fit. That makes the cash very thick. If I take out three cards, I can get the cash in.
* Student ID with sleeve did not fit at all. It was just too big. I may be able to trim the sleeve a little with a pen-knife, but that's a pain.

Fortunately, this thing is pretty inexpensive. I'll try to go through the stack and see what I can take out.

Update: After using it for a couple days, I added a star! What is really cool about this wallet is that it opens like an expanding filing system. You can easily get to any individual card inside. I find it's easier to fumble around to get my hotel room key card out with my hands full than my old wallet.
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123 of 131 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2012
This is the best $8 I ever spent... and the last time I reach into a ratty old leather wallet. I am a devoted front-pocket wallet carrier, and have used small bifold card wallets for a few years now. They are always a mess and difficult to keep organized. At $5-$10 each I would go through 2 or more in a year. Not any more. I have only been using the SHARRK swallet for a few weeks now, but it has been a phenomenal tool. It certainly can't hold as much as my old wallet, but it forces me to be more selective about what I carry and forego all the unneeded garbage I used to stuff in my old wallet. I have gone from a disgusting over-stuffed messy soft taco wallet to a neat, clean and professional looking and behaving SHARRK. I even can occassionally enjoy that Cary Grant feeling of flipping open my SHARRK like an old cigarette case. An unadvertised but socially valuable added bonus. Seriously though...my biggest concern was regarding the durability of this product. The design is intelligent in that it does not allow you to overstuff it, which is what would 1) cause your cards to be damaged, and 2) likely damage the wallet's clasp and hinges. I have a driver's license, 9 cards, and a few pictures and business cards. There is probably room to fit a dozen or so cards total in the SHARRKs "pockets", which let you easily flip through your cards like a small rolodex. I have absolutely nothing bad to say. I can't even say I wish I had bought two..because I'm not sure I'll ever need another.
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79 of 88 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2012
Love the case, it is slim, colorful and fits in my pocket. The case is very durable and it holds a good amount of cards! Definitely recommend
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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2012
I love the look and feel of this item, but there are some problems that outweigh its style. I've had mine for about a month and the paint is starting to fade; a pin fell out of one hinge, and the other is loose; and the material that holds my cards is peeling away from the inside. I bought it because I'm in the military and needed something that would last. This wallet is not going to survive for long, which defeats the its purpose.
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71 of 83 people found the following review helpful
I see thety took down my review of this piece of garbage. I wanted an "Aluminum" wallet as it was described. Instead I got a plastic wallet with some aluminum covering it. I trust Amazon to tell the truth about what it is selling, even if the seller is from the outside. If you look at the "most helpful" reviews they are ALL positive. Amazon, shame on you! Taking down negative reviews is not cool!
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56 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2012
I have this wallet and I'm buying more in different colors. I have black, it looks more expensive than the other colors but I have a hard time finding it in my purse! Although it is easier to fish for by feel since it is a cold hard aluminum case. The aluminum plating on one side fell off but I super glued it and never had another problem. It is true you cannot over stuff this or it won't close/stay closed. Check the reviews and pay a little more because the cheap ones have clasps that break - not something you can fix. There is an over-sized one of these out now but honestly - this is only to be used for your credit cards! I don't think people get the original intention of the aluminum wallets... they are NOT a replacement for your wallet. They are a secure place to store ONLY your credit cards to keep them safe from RFID collectors (if your cards even have RFID installed in them). They aren't for storing cash, paper insurance cards or anything like that. Only cards with magnetic strips and RFID chips - for your protection not for your convenience.

If you want protection and absolutely must have a HUGE wallet then use individual sleeves on your credit cards and put them in your huge wallet (sit on that thing long enough and your spine will be mis-aligned in no time!).

If you have more than 7 credit cards then buy one of the real wallets with RFID protection that are quite expensive - but how expensive are they really if they prevent someone from stealing your credit card info just by walking past you?

On the other hand - if you are too cheap to spend the money on an RFID blocking wallet - wrap your cards in aluminum foil. (really)

BTW as another user pointed out - the wallets featured here are so smooth they will slide right out of your pocket on your pants or jacket if you don't have a button or zipper on that pocket to hold it in...

Good luck!
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44 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2012
Don't waste your money. With only 7 cards in it, the latch won't clip. It continually pops open. 5 cards is the most it will hold, and then it still pops open with the slightest jar.
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60 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2012
After sorting through other "indestructible" type wallets I selected this one because it had the highest rating. I found the hinged accordion type of access to cards and cash adequate for a minimalist wallet approach. After less than a weeks worth of use and a few average height drops (out of my back pocket sitting in a chair or from a desk top) the latch mechanism broke. Even at this low price, i still paid more than a dollar per day of use before it broke under average use circumstances.
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60 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2012
I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the accordion slots just barely fit 1 each for your ID and CC. If the slots were slightly wider, you could put 2 CCs in it so the wallet could hold more. But overall, it's a good buy.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2012
I have had several of these aluminum credit card holders. The first one (a different brand that I paid $10.00 for locally) broke within a few months (many of these things have very fragile openers). Nevertheless, I liked the concept because having had my wallet stolen in the past, I prefer not to keep all my credit cards, money, etc. all in the same container. I was using a leather case for my credit cards, but it was always difficult to find the card I needed. These card holders are somewhat limited in the total amount of cards they can carry, and the inside material and card holders seem somewhat fragile, but the Sharkk brand is far easier to open than the other brands I had, making it unnecessary to use a lot of force to open it, yet it stays closed until I need to open it. Overall, though not perfect, I find these things very practical and they definitely facilitate finding the cards I need when I need them. And even if their lifespan is limited, the price is just unbeatable compared to most of the competition, and the company communicates readily. Shipping was fast. The only other recommendation I would make is do NOT carry them in your back pocket. I keep mine in my front pocket and my wife keeps hers in her purse. I have had no problems with this manner of carrying. The problem is that the aluminum is very slippery and it makes it incredibly easy for them to slip out of your back pocket, such as when you are seated in a restaurant, etc. and you would never know it until it is too late. Beyond that, I have no reservations about recommending the Sharkks. I have several, gave two to my wife and really do like them.
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