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!
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