Pulling my dot-matrix Mighty Wallet out of my pocket, I might look like I'm living life with dollar bills stuck into an old piece of '80s printer paper. I like that. I just hope no one throws it out.
Searching for a backup wallet to replace one from a vacation I just took, I wandered down to Urban Outfitters and found this enticingly ridiculous, and ugly, dot-matrix wallet. It's a design only a geek could love. The green-and-white paper complete with tractor holes looks picture-perfect, only this wallet's not made of standard paper. Mighty Wallets are made of Tyvek, that same tear- and water-resistant material that's used in mailing envelopes and water-park wristbands. They've been around since 2005, but this is the first time I'd ever seen one.
The $15 wallet has two bill pockets, and two inner credit-card pouches. Dynomighty Design, based in Brooklyn, also proudly boasts that these wallets are recyclable. Those numbers on the wallet? They're the first 2,940 digits of Pi.
After a few days, mine is already weathering into a rather realistic ugly state, but Dynomighty promises that the wear won't affect the wallet's integrity over time. I hope I get some decent use of it, but at least in the meantime I feel like pulling this out on city streets late at night at least won't get me mugged. On the other hand, I've got to make sure no one accidentally throws it away if they find it on the floor (my wife has seen it on our kitchen table and says she's already twice nearly thrown it out).
They're available online in a variety of other novelty designs. Hey, at least it's thin.