(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today we are going to review The Frenchie Company Speed Wallet Mini. This is the mini version. The wallet is wrapped in paper to protect the Italian leather. This is a magnet-based wallet and has a very nice feel to it just like it’s larger brother, the regular. It feels and smells great. There is nice sewing on this and is very compact. A comparison between these wallets was also done with an interesting outcome.
Now, to the feature review of the Frenchie Company Speed Wallet Mini. The Mini, unlike the regular, is smaller and has a front magnetic closure. This is a trifold, and as we open it up, we have what is presented to us as the cash layout, so cash actually starts down here, comes out and it folds up with the wallet itself.
What we have here is our first speed wallet piece. The company says we can get six cards in here. The second one says we can get another six cards inside. There are two speed entry points for cards that go inside as quick access slots.
Now, onto the card and cash insertion test. I was able to get eight cards inside. Reasonably, minimal, carries about five, top end is ten cards. The company recommends you can get twelve cards in there and eight slips a cash. We put in eight cards and five slips of cash, and it was getting a little bit bulky. Even with its smaller size, it still can fit all currencies without any issues, which is really impressive.
From a quality perspective, the company logo is a reflection of the name of the French bulldog.
It is made in Columbia and made from a full grain veg tanned Italian leather. It smells and feels really nice. As mentioned, it has a magnet which attaches to the back. The back has a structured piece inside and obviously the opposite magnet component to make that connection. I honestly think they say this just as a precaution, but it really is not a problem.
The pricing on this is $89. One thing that must be noted is that the quick draw strap heads have to be floppy. If you don’t mind that, because it is the Speed Wallet, then great. For other people, this may become a real nuisance to them and they won’t like it. It’s the only downside in my opinion, otherwise I really like this. It is quite an appealing product. The size and footprint on this is really amazing. It’s just so small but yet can fit all currency types, up to 12 cards. This is impressive. It measures 3.4″ x 2.4″ x 0.4″, which is nice, and it weighs 60 grams, again, in large part because of the magnetic piece.
These folks take their pull straps very seriously in the Speed Card or the Speed Wallet line. They have a speed card wallet which we’ll review in the future, it has three of these things, so get used to these if you like these wallets. It has a one year warranty on the wallet. Again, the only problem I see here is the potential of the magnet could demagnetize, yet I don’t really see that as a problem, and the floppiness. Otherwise, this is a great wallet and I really like it.
Now, let’s get to the final score. For quality a 4; price, a 3 features, a 4 usability, a 4 and perception, a 4. That gives us a final score of 38 out of 50.
The Frenchie Co. also makes a smaller, “mini” version of it’s popular “Speed” wallet. Smaller in size, it actually has larger card capacity than the larger version and can still adequately handle all foreign currencies with ease.