The Cool, Stylish and Slim Metal Wonder. Introducing the Micro Belgravia Wallet
The Micro Belgravia Wallet by KKMC Designs is one of those wallets which is so incredibly attractive you almost don’t want to use it. It’s like when your unboxing your new smartphone and you can’t bring yourself to peel of the plastic film as to not destroy its pure beauty. I dabble, but the point stands that the first thing that attracted me to this wallet was its amazing look. Its smooth intricate design and range of pure colours.
The Original Micro Wallet was first seen as a Kickstarter project around this time in 2015. It astonishingly raised a staggering amount amounting to over £74,000 (or $93K). This is probably the most money i’ve ever seen raised by a single wallet and it just goes to show how attractive it design really is. Let’s take a further in-depth look of its predecessor, the Belgravia, and what this new version has to offer when funding commences very soon!
Look & Appearance
As mentioned before my main attractive towards this wallet is its stunning design and pure feat of engineering. Its smooth, contoured, aluminium body and soft touch strap will have you seduced from the moment you open the box. Much like other ultra slim wallets the Belgravia barely measure anything at all. In fact its edges completely line up that of a credit card making it no bigger than one. A great sign for minimalist lovers. The inside is embedded with a soft touch nylon material. We’ll get into its hollow middle once we talk about its features but the material is high quality, looks good and very resistant.
The Belgravia also comes in a range of attractive colours. Think the type of colours you might expect Apple Inc to bring out in their next range of iPhones. I personally got, my favourite, the Black model but the wallet’s also available in Gunmetal Grey, Gold and Silver. A nice but small range of colours to stay in tune with the wallets classy appearance.
I thought i’d specifically mention the packaging of this wallet. Again KKMC know how to form a brand with identity, style and class which activity make your want to buy anything they offer. Now apart from the sheer wastage of material and it’s probably huge carbon footprint the packaging of the Belgravia shows intricate designs, beautifully designed manuals and boxes within boxes! Don’t believe me? Check out our unboxing video for the full breakdown.
Functionality & Usability
It’s no lie that minimalist wallets can have issues regarding how well they function. It didn’t take that long for me to realise that the Micro was exceptional at a number of things that minimalist wallets usually struggle with.
For example the Micro Belgravia has a very highly quality elasticated band which secures around 3 – 6 cards easily. What I found refreshing about this wallet was the material itself which was stretchy, a good tension and have good friction against the cards. This meant cards can’t and won’t easy slide out. Another plus is the way the Micro allows for coin storage something I don’t think i’ve ever seen in a wallet so thin. The arched and curved design is intentional to create a small inwards groove or compartment. This creates the perfect area for easy coin storage big enough for a small handful of change. Once your cards have been slid in the coins are secure from falling out by your credit/debit cards and you can access them like the opening and closing of a drawer. A really ingenious way of solving a common problem.
Here are some of the main differences between the Original Micro and new Belgravia:
- A larger Strip improved from 20mm to 25mm.
- A double larger strap for easy storage of both cards and notes.
- Inbuilt RFID technology.
- Changed and rearranged attachments to provide additional space.
A great minimalist wallet with a great array of features and one of the most attractive designs i’ve seen in awhile. A timeless design, a modern design, RFID technology and all for what is a fantastic price! If you’re looking for a metal wallet then I can highly recommend the KKMC Micro Belgravia Wallet. Click here for more information regarding the wallet and support them on Kickstarter today.