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That’s hot. PMS485 uncoated, to be precise. #nofilter September 16 2014



That’s hot. PMS485 uncoated, to be precise. #nofilter


At the printers with all the Wally packaging - literally hot off... September 16 2014



At the printers with all the Wally packaging - literally hot off the press!


This was yesterday outside the factory. Today there’s a typhoon.... September 15 2014



This was yesterday outside the factory. Today there’s a typhoon. #DUTravels


Soon to launch: Wally Euro September 15 2014



We'll be offering two different versions of the Wally Euro, both sized to accommodate larger bills (like Canada, UK, Asia and of course Europe). One version will have two pull-tab pockets (like the Wally Bifold), and the other will have one pull-tab pocket and a squeeze-lock coin pocket! It’s seriously serving us well in Hong Kong.

We just approved final samples today — look out, world, here comes a Wally Wallet for the rest of ya! On track to be available for purchase here on our webstore in plenty of time for holiday shopping.


Factory visit pics! September 15 2014



Today we got to see the big machine that stamps the logo into all the Wally leather — we’ll be using a smaller logo size in a new location; he’s looking more refined than ever.


Swatches galore!! September 15 2014



We hit the Hong Kong Fabric Market and went cross-eyed looking for new liner material for Wally wallets… It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but we have and can’t wait to unveil it!


Nate n’ noodles. September 14 2014



at 金鱔Korean Restaurant


Lindsay n’ Miffy. September 14 2014



...and green tea + black sesame + honey jasmin froyo… 


WE MADE IT! September 12 2014



And already had our first meeting. Let's do this thing, Asia!


#tbt to yesterday, just before our flight was canceled… September 11 2014


Wally Case prototype for iPhone 6 Plus September 10 2014



(Lindsay’s head for scale.) Are there many of you opting for the Plus? Or is the iPhone 6 big(ger) enough??


It’s like we’re there! Sort-of! Basically! September 09 2014



We’re watching the announcement on our Apple TV… and on like a bazillion live-blogs… #geeklife


Wally Case [prototype] for #iPhone6 September 09 2014



Here's a pic of our prototype for the iPhone 6 Wally Case next to our favorite Field Notes for scale. Can’t wait for the Apple announcement, fingers crossed our guesses are confirmed!!


Today: Packing for HK September 07 2014



Thanks, Lil BUB


Back-to-School Snooze News! September 06 2014



Snooze is a pick for great back-to-school supplies in Better Homes and Gardens mag!!


Flash-Back Friday: September 05 2014



Karaoke brilliance on our Hong Kong trip with Philips Electronics about 3 years ago!


This town smells SO good since LUSH opened!! August 30 2014



Welcome to the neighborhood, @lushcosmetics!


Wally Bifold in Canada August 27 2014



Wally Bifold is sized to perfectly carry credit cards, IDs and US bills; Canadian bills poke out this much. Stay tuned for something big… (Wish you all could’ve seen the poutine that was devoured immediately after I snapped this pic at La Banquise!!)


Snooze gets back-to-school love from The Grommet! August 26 2014



Here's what they had to say: “Getting back to reality doesn’t have to be all painful. Click the link in our profile to check out our best finds to help you get ready for the hustle and bustle of fall.” 


My well-worn Wally held my Metro pass in Montreal: August 25 2014



So handy!! #WallyWallet #WhatsinYourWally


Introducing our new guy, Wally Jr! August 19 2014



Stick Wally Jr on a Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Blackberry, and of course iPhone. The best wallet is the one you have with you #amiright 


Feature Friday: EDC Hands-On Review! August 15 2014

This week we'd like to shine the light on a gorgeously photographed hands-on review conducted by Bernard Capulong at everyday-carry.com



If you're not familiar with the concept of everyday carry, or EDC, the Everyday Carry team explains it best: Everyday Carry, or EDC, generally refers to small items or gadgets worn, carried, or made available in pockets, holsters, or bags on a daily basis to manage common tasks or for use in unexpected situations or emergencies. In a broader sense, it is a lifestyle, discipline, or philosophy of preparedness. 

In the case of Wally, Bernard went from skeptical to quite satisfied: "There’s no fussing with snap enclosures, zippers, or fighting resistance of rubber bands and magnets here. The ribbon is easy to use for both retrieving and storing cards. It’s a surprisingly satisfying experience coming from such a simple mechanism."



I particularly love that Bernard points out the way Wally Stick-On changes the profile of your iPhone ever so slightly; it becomes more comfy and organic like the iPhone 3GS (which is my favorite iPhone form-factor thus far). Most folks find leather more appealing to hold than the iPhone's glass or metal surface. Sidebar: What's the new iPhone 6 going to feel like to hold? Rumored to have a curved surround and aluminum housing, I'm admittedly turned off by the size. At least our iPhone 6 Wally Stick-On and Case prototypes look super sleek and slim. Anyway, I digress – back to the review!

Apparently Wally's a subtle attention getter. "...one of my coworkers saw the Wally, ripped it off my phone and stuck it to his, then immediately stuffed it with business cards. By effectively ending my testing period prematurely, he revealed just how appealing and versatile the Wally can be even for people who already have a wallet they prefer."

This is an interesting fact about Wally that's often overlooked – Wally's not a wallet for lots of folks! While Adam and Nate were able to totally replace their wallets with Wally, I still carry my massive, vintage wallet that could easily knock someone unconscious. For me, Wally carries my business cards so I'm never caught without one. If we stroll up the street for lunch, I just swap 'em out for my debit card, a folded $20 and my ID (if it's a beer-at-lunch kind of day) and my iPhone becomes my wallet. So versatile. Like Jekyll and Hyde, except they're both really kind, helpful personalities.

Speaking of kind and helpful, thanks so much to Bernard for sharing his personal experience with Wally. This guy and his team see a dizzying array of minimalist tools and accessories, and we're honored and frankly giddy that Wally was featured. We hope the Everyday Carry readers liked what they saw, and we'll be playing Where's Wally in future reader #EDC submissions! 



Travel Tip: Wrap your laptop charger like this — August 13 2014



— not the way I’ve been doing it for years! #youredoingitwrong #doitrightinstead NOTE: Leave a bit of slack where the cable comes out of the housing. Cut that cable some slack!


Our new windows. So many windows! August 11 2014



Our new windows. So many windows!


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