Let’s open up the Dango M2 Maverick nickel plated wallet. This color is the whisky brown
As you can see, I was able to put 6 cards under the cavity with 2 in the quick access slot. The reason why it’s only six cards is because of the tolerances of the slip plate. It hits the top with 6 cards. I added 5 slips of cash, folded over twice; having to fold cash over twice always makes it twice as bulky. I wish there was a possibility to do this just over once because that’s always much easier to work with. The company recommends 10 cards maximum.
(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
The metal components are CNC machined using 6061 aerospace aluminum that is nickel plated with a hand polished finished and full grain leather screwed on to the front here. It really is a fine mixture of industrial hardware and plush elegance but I did find a couple scratches on the nickel and there are some rough spots or nodules when it comes to nickel electric-plating, which can occur during that process. But the nickel plating does provide long term durability that other metals can’t and it does look great, it provides a luxurious feel.
The pricing is $159, that’s $50 more than the M1 bifold, so the extra cost must be account for due to the luxury factor. We think it’s really quite high. Of course, usability is good, you have the four loopholes, 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom, which are great for keys, lanyards or tethers. It’s a bit wide, but the fact it’s slim instead of a bifold makes it a little more manageable. It does measure 3.50” x 4.25” x .6” thin. The founders have a great design sense and creativeness. You can tell from the sophistication of the industrial design on the edges of the aluminum. The M2 is very elegant versus the more tactical looking wallets Dango usually produces, which is all due to the nickel. Access to the cards is easy, with the slip plate being a great asset to push and pull cards.
Let’s now go through the final ratings. For quality a 5, price a 2, features a 3, usability a 4 and perception a 4. That gives us a final score of 3.8 out of 5 or 38 out of 50 Thank you for watching, please look at these additional videos. If you have questions or have wallets you want to recommend for review, please drop us a line.