Lightning Review: Dosh Wallet

doshwallet review.jpgThe Gadget: The Australian designed Dosh Wallet - in particular, the Atlantis 6-card model.The Price: The RRP for the 6-card wallet is a rather steep $110 The Verdict: The Dosh Wallet is a statement of style over function. I say that because moving from your traditional wallet to a Dosh wallet needs you to sacrifice the inner workings of your leather companion - everything but your six favourite cards. That's it. That's all it holds: six cards and cash.

If you're anything like me, you probably have about 10-15 cards in your wallet, plus a whole heap of receipts, coins, photos, a guitar pick, cheat codes to Street Fighter II on the Mega Drive and more. And I can tell you that choosing just six cards and notes is hard. Okay, it's not that hard, but it does take a while to get used to the fact that you don't have anywhere to put all the receipts, coins or photos you accumulate after you've started using the Dosh wallet.

If you can get past the need to move to a Zen-like wallet existence, then the Dosh is actually pretty nice. It's totally waterproof, and because we use plastic money and cards, you won't lose anything should you accidentally drop it in the sink. The card slots all feel secure, and the entire wallet is small enough to fit in the back pocket without causing too much discomfort when you sit down. There's also a massive range of colours available.

If you think that you can get past the lack of storage space for the sake of the cool design (and let's face it, they do look cool), the next battle you have to face is the price: $110 for a wallet isn't exactly uncommon, but for that price you generally get the finest Italian leather, plenty of storage and acceptance in a corporate environment. The Dosh wallet, even though it's well made and stylish, just feels a bit overpriced. But sometimes that's the cost of fashion, isn't it?

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    Yea I dunno. If you're into a minimalistic stylish kinda wallet I'd suggest the Koyono Slimmy. It's cheaper, made from real nice leather and it's way easier to stuff your money. The Dosh looks nice but it feels like a cheap $10 plastic trinket from China and adding notes to the cash bit is a pain in the ass.

    I have had a look at it and it not worth the price.

    by honesty you should show a disclaimer when you publish a paid review :-(

    You pay a lot more than for a normal wallet or even a pretty swish one, and you get a lot less which therefore demands you make compromises... is this the MacBook Air of wallets? :P (No, not really, because this Dosh Wallet doesn't even look that flash...)

    We don't get paid to do any reviews Fred. Just because you don't agree with it doesn't mean it's paid for.

    Firstly I think it's a bit rough to assume the review was paid for.

    I am in the market for a minimal slim wallet, and this really appeals to me. But at $110 I just can't bring myself to do it. It's a damn shame really.

    I bought one about 6 months ago and love it best wallet I have owned. I also get alot of comments and inquiries of where I got it from

    Agreed. I have the 'magic' and the 'luxe 6', and they are without a doubt the best wallets I have ever owned.

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