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by Brook Kirk
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  • the story

On a Power Trip.

So, you've rounded up your cash and cards in your wallet, but do you really need to strap on that huge messenger bag to take your electronics along, too? Not anymore. Atlanta-based artist Brook Kirk brings the electronics organizer into the twenty-first century with this multi-functional tri-fold case.

This versatile gadget holder provides a hand-sewn spot for you to tuck folded bills and cards as well as on-the-go electronics. The Australian Merino wool felt interior has convenient pockets that are made to accommodate valuables like your guitar picks, lip balm, jewelry, flash drive, SD card, iPhone, Blackberry or Droid and earbuds. Wool felt is also naturally antimicrobial and water repellent so it'll wick away light moisture while protecting delicate surfaces and touchscreens. When closed, the elastic band keeps your essentials securely in place in an interfacing, reinforced plaid fabric jacket. The integrated swivel lobster clasp allows you to clip this all-in-one gadget wallet to your bag or keys. Handmade in the USA.

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Handmade
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
21187
Made from
wool felt
Measurements
closed 5" x 4.25"
Notes
Spot clean.

Please note this is a gadget wallet, and there are no zippered pouches for coins.
  • the maker

Brook Kirk

This original design was created for my musician husband who has tiny valuables (guitar picks, SD cards, prongs, connectors, and USB devices) that desperately needed a round up. As the design evolved, it quickly became clear that I too had copious amounts of little odds and ends that needed to be organized. I took one of my gadget wallets on a business trip and was instantly hooked. Not only did I have my smartphone, thumb drive, ID, hotel key, credit card for lunch and a lip balm all at the ready but I also had a place to hook my rental car keys and stash my receipts for the day! It may not be large enough to store everything you need for a trip, but it is the perfect little carry-all for the essentials. The large pocket even fits a passport! As a software analyst, I still love to take my Nerd Herder Gadget Wallet on business trips but now I take it with me everywhere, every day. I keep all of my essentials in it for quick trips to the store or any time I don't feel like lugging around a large bag.

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NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS
 
3.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Compact (5)

Cons

  • Not enough storage (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (6)
  • Everyday use (4)
  • Going out (3)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (9), Trendy/stylish dresser (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (6)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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1.0

Disappointment

By 

from Fort Bragg, CA

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Workmanship
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Low Functionality
  • Not Enough Storage
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • None That I Can Think Of

Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

I bought two, one for me and one for my boyfriend as a Christmas present. One came gift-wrapped (the wrong one), and one didn't. Upon examination, while the workmanship is excellent, there aren't many functional pockets or places to put anything. I can't see how I could possibly use this. My boyfriend wasn't interested either. So I will be returning both.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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4.0

Efficiency

By 

from Linwood, NJ

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bit Too Large
  • Durable
  • Functional
  • High Quality

Cons

  • Not Enough Storage

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use

Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

Needs to be a bit smaller, yet with more pockets inside.
It is great quality, though and will be quite suitable for my grandson's needs.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

Solid Purchase

By 

from American Fork, UT

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elastic band holds tight
  • Functional
  • Lots of Pockets
  • Stylish
  • Super useful

Cons

  • Stitching came loose

Best Uses

  • San Diego Comic Con
  • Travel

Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

This is a great product. In one part the stitching came apart, but it is easily fixable and doesn't seem likely to happen in any other areas.

The fabric is awesome- all equipment (SD card, cell phone battery, etc.) is protected from scratching and is held tightly enough that you don't have to worry about it slipping out.

It is on the expensive side, but if you need something to hold your nerdy gadgety stuff then it's definitely worth it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Cute and unique

By 

from New York

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Functional
  • High Quality
  • Lots of Pockets
  • Slim
  • Stylish
  • Unusual

Cons

  • Slim pockets

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use
  • Travel

Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

I really enjoy this wallet. It has a million pockets or sleeves to stash things in, and it's basically exactly what I've always wanted but have never been able to find. It feels very durable and well-made so the high quality is evident. The plaid fabric is really fun and goes with everything in the sense that it doesn't really go with anything...just works as an eclectic addition to an outfit. My ONLY issue with it is that the pocket where your large electronic item is supposed to go is just a little bit too small depth-wise. I got this item so I could carry my iPhone in that pocket, and I find it just a little bit hard to get it in there. I tried taking the hard case off the phone, and it did fit a lot better, but I am too much of a klutz to not have a case on my phone. If you were going to get this for an iPod or other small mp3 player that didn't need a case, it wouldn't be an issue at all. And I have been using the pocket anyway, just pushing hard to get it in there, but I worry a little bit about the fabric stretching out or the stitches loosening over time. Like I said it does seem very durable though so I'm hoping for the best. I also wish there were an outer pocket that you could get to without taking the elastic band off, because I am worried about the elastic stretching out over time, and because I'd like to be able to grab my Metrocard without undoing everything. But these are personal preferences. Bottom line it's a really nice piece and I would buy it again knowing what I know now. Recommended.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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2.0

Could be better

By 

from New York

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Not Enough Storage

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

Definitely better to hold your goodies during travel than for everyday use.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Fab Father's Day Gift

By 

from Dallas, TX

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Functional
  • High Quality
  • Unique and fabulous gift

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

      Dad is an avid golfer and he always complained that he didnt have anywhere to put his cell so he would end up leaving it in his car. Now he can take it with him! He loved it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great for gadgets not money

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • High Quality
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Enough Storage

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Going Out
      • Office
      • Travel

      Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

      I got this for my husband for father's day and he has not had a new wallet for 16 years but I think just the title of it made him willing to try it because he's a big Star Wars fan. He really likes it and has commented many times on how great it is that he can keep so much stuff in there and it fits in all the pockets of his jeans and shorts etc. He has had 2 complaints- the first that there isn't a long cash slot just a short square so he has to fold his money and then put it in which is probably fine for money clip kind of people or those who never carry cash. Also the two slots available are on opposite ends of the wallet one opening to the top and one opening to the bottom so he puts his phone in the one facing the bottom and when he goes to take his wallet out, a lot of times his phone just simply falls out- so that doesn't feel too secure. but at the same time he's really enjoying having a place to put all of his stuff without needing a man bag- he's not a man bag kind of guy. Overall he loves it and its smaller and more functional than what he had before- plus it's supporting artists- what more could you ask for?

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      Unfortunately dissapointing

      By 

      from Oregon

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

            Basically a wallet. Very dissapointed with product simply because it would not store anything the least bit bulky. Sent back today for a refund.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Great product for it's size!

            By 

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Functional
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

              It's perfect if I need to carry my phone, money and a few credit cards. I don't carry SM cards.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Good not great

              By 

              from Tampa Bay, FL

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Perfect for gadgets

              Cons

              • Clip broke off first week
              • No Place for Money
              • Not Enough Storage

              Best Uses

              • As a secondary wallet

              Comments about NERD HERDER GADGET WALLETS:

              This is a great concept that needs tweaking. If it just had a pocket behind all the gadget pockets like a typical bifold it would be close to perfect. Also, the clasp/clip that I attach keys to broke off the first week under normal wear.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              Q and A

              When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

              311votes, 54 comments

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              Ever have trouble finding all of your go-to gadgets in that over-sized bag? We love this wool carryall, but would you use it to contain all of your contraptions?

              Roberta
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love it. I get so tired of losing my phone in my bag and this wallet could fix all that.

              Meg
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I need this in my life. I'm in need of herding my nerdiness.

              Kim
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is the coolest wallet! It will carry your phone, flash drive, etc. That regular wallets don't. And it comes in a bunch of really fun prints!

              Susan
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Already purchased one. It is pretty awesome!

              Deanna

              Perfect for the mom on the go!

              Laura
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love the Nerdherder!

              Rita
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Can't wait to get mine. Love it!

              sarah
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Fantastic for the quick trips to the store but also for going out anywhere you don't want to lug a bag around. I use mine with my regular purse and just unhook it. Keeps my lip gloss easy to find too. Totally excellent design and quality made.

              Markell
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love these wallets. They are definitely a one of a kind and I hope to see them in the Uncommom 2012 Edition catalog!!!

              Bree
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              These are the bees knees!

              J
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is cool. I would like to see some girly colors too. It would be nice to have something like this for the sporty days running around the park and stopping for a coffee.

              Jess
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This does sound very interesting although it doesn't seem to hold change and it could be quite large once you pack in all the items and try to fit it into your pocket

              Elinore
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I could really use this!

              Andi
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is a great accessory for guys! So stylish!

              Cassandra
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              the elastic is bound to stretch out.

              Danielle
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I get the general idea but would like more pictures, maybe a video.

              Mary
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Great idea!

              Amanda
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Neat idea! Even if you carry a purse/bag, this is nice to keep all your electronics in one place so there is no searching around in your purse!

              Lisa
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is a great idea! I love it. Sophisticated and functional!

              Blake
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I have one and it is awesome the elastic has held up perfectly and I have had mine for a while.

              Jessica
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This rocks, I absolutely love this!

              Jessica
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              THIS ROCKS! It is such a unique idea, I LOVE IT!

              Brian
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Just wanted to say I've had my Nerd Herder for over a year now and I love it. I use it to carry my iphone, ear buds, some cash, my id, a couple of credit cards and a few extra guitar picks. Sometimes various audio adapters find thier way in there too. I have to say that it has been very handy! I've recieved tons of compliments from men AND women. Luckily, rockitbot has some very cool design options for guys, which is great. Sometimes i use it as a wallet in my back pocket while i'm walking around and take it out so I don't sit on my phone, but mostly I carry it with me in my car or coat pocket. It's held up very well to a year's worth of use and the elastic is still as tight as a drum. Amazing!

              Denise
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              a little pricey but I like it. Not sure I'd fork over that much for it....but it's a cute idea if it were in the $25 range

              laurie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I really like this item, but the price is a little high.

              Jamie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I really love this idea. My husband was just complaining about not having a slim wallet that holds his ipod for the gym. So perfect!

              Tara
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Great idea and not a bad price!

              Jen O
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love love luuuuuuv

              Susan
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is a great idea for a man or a woman. But, would like to see other fabric options.

              Sarah
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Too expensive and needs some more color choices. Looks way too manish for something aimed at women.

              MANDY
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              i would buy this right now!

              Ann
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              What a great idea. Need to get this for sure.

              Ginger
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I think this product would be much better made from Hemp.

              Amanda
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love it in theory, but seems like it could only be carried in a murse or a coat pocket, but not pants.

              Jessica
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Awesome solution that is also stylish. I would like to pay a bit less but love that it is handcrafted by an artist in the U.S. Very cool.

              stephanie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              what a great idea!

              seaotter
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Might like it if it weren't made of wool.

              Marlee
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              It's like a unisex wristlet - wallet and phone and random-stuff-holder all in one! I'd love more colors, too.

              Donna
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I think this is a great idea and would buy some now. One for me and more as presents.

              Marie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Its a bit more than I would care to spend, but I love the idea. If they made them in more colors, that would be great too. But for a Realtor who just needs something small to take with her to showings, this is perfect!!

              Barbara
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I would like it better in a canvas or other non-destructible fabric.

              Mandi
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I've never seen ANYthing that will promise to carry my electronic stuff AND my guitar picks...one commenter says she's tired of losing her phone in her bag, but picks just disappear. Sign me up: Droid, buds, bills, picks, and I'm set!

              Jean
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Great idea

              Kelly
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I want this now!

              Kathy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Something other than plaid. Girls are nerds too.

              Caci
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Nice organizer but I wouldn't use it as a wallet.

              Sheri
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Not sure my husband would use it but it looks like another useful gift AND would buy just because it is made in the USA

              Emily
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Great idea when switching bags.

              Kate
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Would LOVE to buy this!

              Kim
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              LOVE this! I want it now. Would love to see more colors. I can already think of several people who would like to have something like this. Reasonably priced too.

              Jeanette

              THUMBS UP!!! This Nerd Herder Wallet is great, functional and well designed. Very useful in all aspects. I am a teacher and would definitely recommed this wallet to my co-workers. Thanks to the designer for thinking out of the box!

              Allison

              Love it!

              Deborah

              functional and sleek! It looks like a great design.

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