Perry Ellis Unveils ‘Tech Wallet’ at CES
At the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show, Chipolo, the Bluetooth tracker startup giving every item the power to be found, announced a partnership with menswear fashion brand, Perry Ellis, to bring consumers the Tech Wallet. The smart wallet is made of genuine leather and leverages the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker, Chipolo Card, to prevent consumers from losing their wallets.
“Everyone has experienced that sinking feeling in your stomach when you realize that you’ve lost your wallet. If you’re like me, you carry half your life in your wallet between credit cards, IDs, insurance cards and money,” said Primož Zelenšek, CEO and co-founder of Chipolo. “If your lost wallet falls into the wrong hands, you could be the victim of identity theft and fraud that could have long-term repercussions. Through our partnership with Perry Ellis, we are making more items trackable and expanding our community search feature. The larger our community becomes, the more we can minimize the headache of losing personal possessions like wallets for consumers around the globe.”
Available in black and at 4.25″ wide x 3.25″ height, the genuine leather wallet features a customized sleeve, which sleekly conceals the Chipolo Card without adding extra bulk. When the Tech Wallet goes missing and is within 200 feet of the user, they can sound a 95-decibel ring to locate it. If the wallet is lost outside of that range, Chipolo’s global Lost & Found Network, which is already enabling more than 1 million users around the world to find more than 50,000 lost items daily, will automatically start searching for it. When another Chipolo user passes by a misplaced wallet, the original user will receive a confidential update with the wallet’s last known location.
“Today’s millennial man is constantly on-the-go, and with so many distractions, he’s more at risk to leave his wallet behind in the airport or a coffee shop,” said Perry Ellis Creative Director Michael Maccari. “Melding Chipolo’s simple, yet powerful technology with our unique wallet design allows us to offer a lifestyle solution that merges the gap between fashion, function and versatility.”
The Tech Wallet will be available for $75 at Macy’s in stores and online and on PerryEllis.com in February 2018.