Volterman: the trackable, thief-proof, smart wallet that charges your phone?
You know me, I can't resist gadgets, powerbanks, adapters. And I've spotted this 'Smart Wallet' concept over on Indiegogo - it's already funded, so will definitely happen now. Essentially it's a range of wallets with a wireless (and wired) power bank built in, with GPS tracking (should it get lost), and with a camera to snap whoever opens it when it's 'lost'. Is it pricey? Heck, yes, but it's also unique and perfect for that Christmas 2017 present, surely?
From the Indiegogo listing:
Volterman® is the World’s most powerful smart wallet with 5 smart functions: •
- Built-in Powerbank (from 2,000 to 5,000 mAh)
- Distance Alarm
- Global GPS Tracking
- Worldwide WiFi Hotspot
- Thief Detection Camera
With all the tech inside, Volterman® is slim and lightweight made from premium quality materials.
I have some questions, not least about the standby drain of the integral gadgets. It's also claimed that the power bank can wirelessly charge from your phone, but that would assume that your phone also had Qi coils and support for this?
There are several variants, with different sizes and capabilities:
- Volterman CardHolder
- Volterman BiFold
- Volterman Travel
More over at the full Indiegogo introduction page.
Naturally, there's a promo video too, deliberately cheesy and fun(!):
I'm looking forward to reviewing at least one of these variants in due course.
Published by Steve Litchfield at 10:17 UTC, July 6th