(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)
Today’s we’re looking at the SCUDO Switch wallet by MGW Precision. If you are looking for a wallet that is unique, customizable and strong enough to be used as a weapon, this is the wallet for you. It is packaged in a sturdy white box and fits nicely into molded black foam. A laminated card is also included which has a URL code and their company phone number. It also includes an Allen wrench which provides access for the modularity of the wallet. The front plates are customizable, which is how it gets its name “switch”. I chose the Second Amendment. The wallet is a lot lighter than you would think it would be. This version is black with an option to include a cash clip on the back.
When you are a company that has spent over 30 years creating precision components for the automotive and defense industries, it would make sense that they would end up creating a unique wallet that showcases all of their skills.The SCUDO Switch is a case that is aluminum. You open it up and insert your cards and cash. Cash needs to be folded over twice.
This wallet comes in a 10, 14 and 18 card version. This is the 14-card version. I put twelve cards and three slips of cash folded over twice which helps keep the cards from rattling in the case. You can also get Yen and Euro inside by folding it twice. Minimalist carry would be about five cards. Of course it can hold up to 14 cards.
The base lid is made from CNC 6061 aluminum bar stock. The hinge and spring latch are hard stainless steel and the lapel pin and hinge bushings are machined from Delrin AF. This wallet has a lot of different options. They have an ultra light option that can weigh as little as 91 grams. The money clip option provides screw holes in the back if you decide to add one when you buy it or later. You can also purchase the base without the screw holes and there is also an option for a lanyard loop hinge pin. The front window area is where you can get 30 or 40 different option plates in addition to colors. You can get a number of them to mix and match. It’s just a matter of taking out the screws and putting the new plate inside. If you already have their Vector wallet, where the entire lid was one piece, you can just buy this lid separately and it will then work with your existing base.
The pricing on this is $66. It is $56 if you get the non-cash clip base which will not include the screw holes. If you get the base and lid it will be another $12. If you want the cash clip, it is another $6. Therefore, it can cost upwards of $85.
From a usability perspective, nothing is getting out of this wallet. It is very durable. The money clip on the outside makes it very usable, but for those who don’t want to show their cash, you can just fold it and put it inside. There is not a rubber seal around this, so water, dust, etc., can get into this wallet if you are not careful.
It measures 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.7”. It is a little thick and weighs hefty 129 grams.
When I first saw this, I was not very impressed, but as soon as I started testing it, I came to really enjoy it. It fits nicely in your hand and slips in and out of your front pocket easily. Ordering on their website can be a bit confusing. You have to poke around a little bit to understand what you can and can’t get with the different configurations you are looking at. But once you figure it out, you’ll see what you can do and you will really enjoy the final result.
I love the one by one manufacturing that goes into this via the CNC. Nothing on this wallet is cast or molded and the aluminum surfaces are Type III hard coat anodized, which means it’s going to provide you long term durability. It is truly one of those one of a kind wallets that would outlast a leather wallet over time.
As to the final score: for quality, a 5. Price, a 3. Features, a 3. Usability, a 3 and perception, a 4. That gives us a final score of 38 out of 50.
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