HuMn is interesting brand name, but even more interesting is their all new HuMn 2 Wallet that defies the odds and knocks traditional bulky wallets out the park. A sleek, minimalist carrier designed with aluminum or carbon-fiber plates and a durable elastic shock strap to take the place of standard bi-fold’s. The contemporary design provides all the necessary functions of a wallet and eliminates the bulkiness and inconvenience of traditional wallets. It’s practical by allowing access to the items you need in a concise and efficient manner. The HuMn 2 Wallet can be configured in one, two or three powder-coated aluminum or carbon-fiber plates in a variety of colors — allowing complete customization. The plates protect you from electronic theft by shielding your credit cards from EMI and RFID skimming. And despite being small and streamlined, the wallet can accommodate all world notes. And the new carbon fiber HuMn Mini Wallet offers all the features of the HuMn2, but in an even smaller package.
Electronic pick-pocketers are out there, waiting to steal your credit card info using RFID scanners. Protect yourself with the HuMn Wallet. The HuMn Wallet's plates, constructed of sleek anodized aluminum or carbon fiber, create a barrier against RFID skimming that keeps your credit and debit cards safe. And with its ultra-modern design and broad selection of colors and finishes, the HuMn Wallet makes a bold fashion statement. The HuMn Wallet is durable, easy to access and protects everything inside of it.
Why To Splurge: 3 carbon fiber plates keep cash and cards neat, sleek, and organized. Plus, they’re RFID secure, so all of your credit card info will be safe and sound in your back pocket.
Featured in their Holiday Gift Guide for 2013: HuMn uses slim plates of carbon fiber or aluminum and an elastic band to free your rear pocket from bulk. In fact, its wallet is so slim and light, even with a wad of bills and some cards, that it's designed to fit in your front pocket. The added advantage to those carbon or aluminum plates? They protect your cards against RFID thieves. The HuMn wallet is available in two sizes and in either two- or three-plate configurations.
Founder Ken Minn says the HuMn Wallet was inspired by his own business travels. “I would get to the hotel room, empty out my wallet, take some cash, a couple of cards and tie it with a rubber band,” says Minn.
Wanting something more appealing, Minn set out to design a more high-tech version, and took to Kickstarter to get the funds. The company raised over $295,000, which helped them produce a simple, sleek wallet that keeps cards secure and blocks RFID skimmers as well. Minn says RFID skimmers can scan cards from a distance to steal information.
In a way, minimalism is a powerful statement that you are not tied down by extraneous things, that it’s the function that matters. And this wallet is distinctive — your cards and cash are held between two 6061 grade aluminum plates, Bright Dip Anodized to create a brilliant and durable look. The process of bright dipping protects the metal against corrosion, fading or scratching. A third plate divides the space, making a clear demarcation between cash and cards. No pockets or plastic windows or flaps or zippers, just a simple and secure way to hold and organize.
The plates are held by a strong elastic band. One corner of the exterior plates and two corners of the interior plates have thumb notches — just push your thumbs in opposite directions and the wallet opens up. You can flip through your cards sort of like using a classic rolodex. If you’re the organized kind of person, it doesn’t take long to develop a system to always find your license and credit cards fast and easy. Cash can also be put between the strap and the exterior plate, money-clip style, providing even more options for organizing.
One of the advantages of the HuMn 2 wallet is that its aluminum plates block radio waves, making it impossible for the cards to be scanned while they are in the wallet. That makes the wallet not only a statement of purpose and function, but also adds to your security in a world where RFID cards can be scanned without your knowledge.
The modern, slim, RFID secure wallets make it easy to carry everything you need, anywhere you need to go.
Some card cases could hold cash and cards, but couldn’t hold business cards. Some could handle cash and business cards, but stored them on top of each other, which meant that you had to pull out all of your cards to find the one you were looking for. Others could only hold a fixed number of cards and cash.
Much like natural selection, the HuMn Wallet was born out of necessity.
I just wanted to comment back at how prompt and expedient this whole process has been. Even tho what happened to my wallet was a bummer, the customer service makes up for it.
Thank you again,
I thought my original Humn was pretty darn next to perfect until I ordered the Mini. Terrific product - well done!
Ok... I'm impressed!
The MINI arrived over the weekend, and I loaded it up with 6 or so cards. Not only is it amazingly workable in my hands, it's also a great fit in my pocket and every bit as beautiful a piece of functional art as the original. In other words, the MINI is a keeper.
Thank you for your unparalleled service and support!
Thank you, husband loves it!!
Your service has been amazing. From the initial order to this exchange request; it has all been very impressive. Just wanted to let you know and say thanks!
Thank you so much! This is probably the best customer service I've received. Thank you again.
I just wanted to say I've been using the HuMn Mini since Christmas, and I'm very happy with it. I am sitting up straight in a chair, and in the car. Going minimal has made me realize I was a card hoarder. Yea, that should be a marketing pitch for you. Leave the loyalty cards in the car. Family photos are on the phone. I made comment on Cult of Mac, sharing my experience. This guy said he liked his uncomfortable wallet, that is on a chain! He likes that because his wallet falls out of his pocket! That's when it hit me -- I was a card hoarder. With HuMn, I can get to my credit cards just as fast as before, and I take what I really need. Currency isn't getting damaged either. I think HuMn2 may be too big for me. The Mini is just right.
I really love the Mini. It's the perfect size for me. It made me really think about what I truly needed. It was like a spring cleaning of my wallet, very liberating. The thought of a bulky wallet in my back pocket seems totally crazy to me now. The materials are top notch. It does a much better job of holding things together than I had guessed. It's just the right balance of strength and flexibility.
Whatever you do, keep the Mini alive! I get questions about mine all the time. I keep it in the front pocket now. You know the advice that you don't have to be faster than the bear, just faster than your buddy? I don't have to be smarter than a pickpocket, just smarter than the guy with the huge wallet.
So what tipped me from just reading about HuMn to actually buying? What closed the deal for me? I'm not just trying to be hipster (although HuMn is major hipster points, believe me).
I'm 51 years old. When you get older, comfort matters more. Things start aching sooner. The doctor talks about your bad posture. You want to see a chiropractor for that tweak. The health benefit was real. That's why I took a chance on HuMn. It's good for my back, it's good for my health.
The security part was second for me. If you've been swiped, you have that moment of truth. My moment of truth was knowing I was constantly sitting on a small brick at an angle. It wasn't up for debate, I knew it was true.
Only after owning a HuMn did I understand what minimal lifestyle meant. Obviously, I've embraced that part now, but I didn't truly get it before. Now I totally talk about it as a lifestyle change first. But I have to stop myself and say it's so much better on my body, and I really notice it all the time. Everyone understands that. It makes them curious.
Sorry for the long response. I just wanted to help you understand why I love my HuMn. Thanks so much for making this available. Thanks for putting this on Cult of Mac with a discount. It worked!
- Cole Joplin
It's working out great! Hope to see you guys take over the wallet market, I don't see why anyone nowadays still carries the fat wallets protruding from their pants.