Ohsnap SnapWallet! BEST in its class!?

This Kickstarter project has finally arrived. It started as the MagSnap wallet, but during development was renamed the SnapWallet or Snap Wallet, all from Ohsnap, best known for their MagSafe and magnetic phone holders. The SnapWallet is very minimal and thin, using very small and precise magnet placement created a modular stack system to mix and match the wallet components you want to carry.

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

A highly anticipated delivery from Kickstarter of the Ohsnap SnapWallet has happened! It’s another magnet stack wallet. We’ve seen these before, but this one begins to really nail the concept.

We’ve seen the magnetic stack concept before with the Pitaka MagEZ wallet we’ve seen before. It had great promise but had implementation and production problems, but that didn’t stop many people from buying it. It’s also similar to the ModWallet from Distil Union, has different components, which all snap together, but is a leather first approach.

Look at the Modules

We have the Card Module. Capacity of three to five cards, three embossed or five flat cards. Once inserted, if you pull down on the exposed lever, it pushes the cards out. Now, let’s look at the Band Module, it’s made to carry cash folded twice or in thirds, or it can carry extra cards underneath the elastic, rubber band. It comes in six colors. Next is the ID Module, with guide rails, when inserting an ID it snaps into place, but is still easy to extract.  It’s milled from aluminum and it does lock your ID in place. Also available is the Cover Plate which makes things look nice and comes in the same colors as the Band Module. And finally, there is a Tools Module that provides a knife and bottle opener. This is good for opening boxes, bottles, stabbing things, and it’s not, of course, TSA approved. 

Adding all the modules up independently and it becomes expensive.  But the mix and match options are very attractive. By way of a build a wallet, magnet type offerings we see from either Pitaka or Distil Union, the Ohsnap! wallet is appealing for those who like the metal materials more than plastic or leather, so now onto the final score.

Pros
  • High quality
  • Magnets are discrete and strong
  • Easy to use with clever design
Cons
  • Card extraction can be difficult
  • Cost can be high

Quality a 5, it’s excellent. Made very well, with a lot of attention to detail. Price is a 2 and was bordering on a 1. Very expensive, especially as you add additional modules with features normally found in all wallets, inclusive of the price. Feature’s a 3, it does what it should do. Usability, a 3. Outside of a couple things, it’s very easy to use, no problems there. And perception, a 4. I think there’s great design that’s gone into this to try and make what is traditionally a difficult space better. And that gives us a final score of 36 out of 50.

Ohsnap SnapWallet

Card Mod features a lightweight aluminum housing that fans up to 5 flat cards, or 3 raised cards for easy sorting. Add other mods to customize & get more functionality, or rock it by itself.

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Ranking

36/50

Quality 100%
Price 40%
Features 60%
Usability 60%
Perception 80%

Technical Details

Price

Weight

36g

Dimensions

3.8 x 2.5 x .22"

Notable Materials

Aluminum

Country of Manufacture

China

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