Victor Wallet by Waterfield Designs – Review

On December 24, 2013, in Clothing, Review, by Sam Negri

Victor Wallet
Waterfield Designs
Price: $29.00

1 wallet

Editor’s note: Waterfield Designs is known for their technology bags. They are branching out.

The first time I laid eyes on the Victor Wallet, I thought, there is no way this thing is going to work for a packrat like me. The beautiful leather wallet I’ve been using the last few years has an unusual amount of space for credit cards, insurance cards, gift cards and the like. Naturally, over the years, my needs expanded to fill the space available.

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HEX academy 15” laptop tote

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Waterfield Outback Tote

$149 to $159, Daily to Weekender

These two combo tech/personal tote bags are almost identical in size and shape. But they are constructed from very different materials, and one is almost double the price of the other. Which one should you get, and why? More important is why to consider using a tech tote in the first place.

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PRIMA SELECT Premium Leather iPhone Flip Case
Company: Prima, Inc.

Price: $42.95
http://www.primacases.com

The Weeks Division of MyMac Labs get plenty of iPhone cases to review. Some are better than others. Unfortunately, Prima’s Premium Leather Flip case does not fall into the “better than others” category.

While our review case was nicely made of leather, with several slots for credit cards or licenses, Prime seems to have not understood what makes a useful iPhone case.

Here are a few problems I discovered in the first five minutes of using the case:

1) The case itself is well made, using good quality leather.

2) The flip case has a snap to keep the cover closed. A snap is a better choice than a magnet, according to Prima, as iPhones and magnet don’t get along too well together. That’s nice, but the snap is on the -back- of the case, so it’s awkward to unsnap. Moreover, the snap needed an excessive amount of pressure to snap shut. The manufacturer says the snap should loosen up with time. I did not use the case enough to verify this.

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