One of the most frustrating things about cash is having to fumble at the register, digging through your wallet for coins.
A clever new wallet design promises to handle that for you. Just dump a handful of notes and coins into its larger note compartment, and with a shake, the coins get sorted into a separate coin pouch.
This eliminates that awkward dance most people do at checkout, where you try to drop your coins into a typically small coin compartment, before slipping your notes into another.
The Kin wallet comes from three Singapore designers, and is about to become a reality through Kickstarter. The wallet raised S$274,554 ($191,989) of its humble S$4,000 ($2,797) goal in a month from over 4,000 backers.
Li Xue, one of the Kin’s co-creators, told Mashable the wallet works by having an inner sleeve that’s sewn in a way to prevent coins from flowing back into the note compartment after they get into the coin pouch.
She couldn’t get into more detail because the team is trying to get the wallet’s design patented, she said.
The wallet is made of acrylic canvas, and will retail for around $40 eventually. A leather version may come in future, but the team hasn’t committed to it yet.