• Facebook Acqui-Hires Mac and iOS Developer Acrylic Software

    Facebook Acqui-Hires Mac and iOS Developer Acrylic Software

    Facebook just acquired Acrylic Software, a Vancouver, CA-based startup that developed two desktop and mobile apps: Pulp, a personalized newspaper app for Mac and iPad, and Wallet, an app that lets you “sync, store and secure your digital life” for Mac and iOS. Both of these apps got a good amount of press when they launched, but for the most part, the company has flown under the radar. Read More

  • Google Wallet Goes Live On Sprint, Visa/Discover/AmEx Support On The Way

    Google Wallet Goes Live On Sprint, Visa/Discover/AmEx Support On The Way

    As we predicted yesterday, Google has just announced the official launch of Google Wallet. Google Wallet, if you recall, allows you to pay for products in the real world by tapping your NFC-enabled Android phone against a compatible card reader. Now, there’s a bit of a catch: even if you’ve got an NFC-enabled Android phone, you might not be able to dive into Wallet just yet. Google… Read More

  • Return To The Flipside: The Flipside Wallet 2X

    Back in September of 2009, I was sent a wallet to review. I’d been in the market for a wallet, and while this one wasn’t the color I would have chosen, it definitely ticked the geeky boxes for me as far as design, style, and usability. So imagine my delight when I found out there’s a new one coming out, and I get to review it. Read More

  • Nooka "Asset Organizer" seems like a bad wallet

    Sorry Nooka, you’re probably not going to like me much. Looking at the pictures of this wallet, I see several issues. First off, it’s made from silicone rubber. Two words: butt sweat. Also, rubber isn’t exactly known for being easy to pull out of your pocket when you need to get at your ATM card, or ID. Read More

  • TMT wallets look strange, should show up on 24

    Wallets are becoming more and more functional these days. We told you about the Flipside wallet before, but here’s one that takes it to a whole new level of ridiculousness. Read More

  • Nau now carries a recycled wallet with a SIM card slot

    I love my home state for a number of reasons, but this is just one more reason why Oregon kicks ass. Portland, OR-based clothier Nau’s billfold wallet is perfect for any world traveler. It has a SIM card dedicated slot built right in! And it’s made from 100 percent recycled polyester. Read More

  • FlipSide Wallet goes 2.0

    Carlos Deleon first told you about the FlipSide back in January and the fine folks from the revolutionary wallet company have informed us that they’ve gone 2.0. The RFID blocking wallet is now smaller, thinner and supposedly ‘smarter’ than the first generation FlipSide. Read More

  • Cassette wallets

    As we enter the final year of the aughts, we need something new to show off how retro we can be. Duct tape wallets are so 2008. Hello Kitty is tired. How about something really ironic. Like a cassette tape wallet! Read More

  • Keep seldom-used membership cards in your iPhone

    Behold! The future! I suppose this might work with any relatively large-screened phone, but let’s use the iPhone as an example. A guy in the Netherlands has scanned all of his membership cards into his iPhone — any membership cards that require a simple scanning of the barcode, that is. Smart, smart, smart. “The cards are stored as images in an iPhoto album that is synced with… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Nokia Wants You to Throw Away Your Wallet

    Let’s face it, RFID has had a lot of hype in the past four years, but has failed to find its way into our everyday lives and pocketbooks. Case in point: Mobile Phones using RFID. Nokia announced its new JV, Venyon Oy, in hopes of becoming a major player using Near Field Communication (NFC) to build a cell phone ‘swipe-to-pay’ feature. While Apple receives praise for… Read More

  • Obey Hangover Wallet Includes Bottle Opener

    If Andre the Giant wants us to be able to open our beer wherever we are, who are we to say no? The guys at Obey Clothing have put together this stylish wallet designed in line with their own “Propoganda Engineering” fashion line. Besides the window for your ID and a place for your kids’ photo, it’s got a handy beer key. This thing screams hipster louder than a line of… Read More