(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today we will be reviewing the FIDELO hybrid model wallet. It comes in a very tight magnetic box which includes two straps.
Now for the feature review of the FIDELO slim wallet. The FIDELO slim wallet is a box wallet. What is interesting, is the box itself isn’t attached to the leather, it’s actually a sleeve. The box comes out which provides an opening for the trigger mechanism. This provides the capability of having different sleeves of different colors. It has a card opening so you can have an external card slot. On the bottom you actually have the trigger for the box. The box wallet itself is in the top. When we turn it over, there is another card slot for cash.
For the card and cash insertion test we got 6 cards which were all non-embossed. You could only insert 3 to 4 cards if they were embossed.
This is made in China. The sleeve is made from some kind of leather they call crazy horse. I am not exactly sure, because some parts of their site and other listings call it, “full grain,” or, “genuine leather,” and the little tag we saw called it, “top grain leather,” and still others call it, “full grain genuine leather,” which doesn’t make sense if you know about the grades of leather. So let’s just say it was made in China. The leather sleeve is full of RFID sleeve material, but the overall look of this does look good. It feels and looks good as well as solid. The company says the box is made from a premium aviation grade aluminum. However, from what I can tell, I think it’s plastic. Regardless, I don’t think this is going to hold up well if you put this in your back pocket.
Never forget you always get what you pay for, so don’t expect this to be a longterm wallet, but it also could be a fun wallet, and that’s really part of the process.
I really like this leather sleeve. It feels good, protects the box and the slider mechanism. The slider, of course, is plastic. Of the competitive products we’ve reviewed, the Ekster, the Secrid, and the Fantom, only the Phantom had an all metal suite mechanism, so that does guarantee a bit of longevity. Many customers complained about the force required to push the slider to get the cards to come out.
The measurements on this are 4.8 x 3.6 x 1.2”. They have what they call a, “no risk one year warranty,” and I haven’t seen anything where they haven’t lived up to that. I would say that if this interests you and you want to try out a box wallet without paying double the price, maybe this one’s for you.
Now to the final score. For quality, a 3. Price, a 5. Features, a 4. Usability, a 3 and perception, a 3. That gives us a final score of 3.5 out of 5.