I always find myself subconsciously running fingers over pockets, my mind silently checking off the list: phone, keys, wallet. But every once in a while there is that dreaded moment, an empty pocket where there shouldn't be, your heart seemingly jumps into your throat, the mind begins to reel with possibilities. Trust me, we have all been there.
By now, I've lost count of how many times I've almost left my phone on the train or in a restaurant, or even worse: my wallet. I'm usually content with a couple of bills shoved haphazardly in my pockets, but since the fashion industry seems dead set on killing pockets (that's a conversation for later), I've had to invest in a wallet.
I got the Ekster Parliament wallet last month and it has not disappointed. Their amazing RFID technology, which allows for data theft protection, and the high quality, stylish material is what sold me. The fact that the wallet is slim and has fast card access is perfect for me since I'm always on the go. I love how sleek and functional my Ekster wallet is, but of course, within the space of a month, I had already lost it.
I had to rush to the grocery store before work this morning and during the chaos of checkout, bagging, and getting back home I somehow lost it. I was freaking out. It had my gym card, all my loyalty cards but most of all it had my debit and credit cards.
Just as I was about to enter the hyperventilating phase and make an utter fool of myself, I remembered why I had bought this wallet in the first place: Tracker Card! The tracking card is solar paneled and voice-operated, which is perfect because I never remember to charge things. It doesn't need direct sunlight, and a three-hour charge lasts almost two months.
Usually, I would completely blackout and go deep into a panic, but the voice tracking system on the Ekster Wallet completely saved me. It is compatible with Google Assistant or Alexa. Instead of turning my house upside down and wrongly accusing any cashiers of a crime, a simple voice command led me straight to my wallet - under the car seat. My pride was bruised but at least my finances were still intact.
All I had to do was open the app using Google Assistant to find the wallet's precise location on a map!
It can track both long ranges through a wide network or close distances through vibration. The best part is that the wallet actually rings! I would have never thought to look under the car seat if my wallet hadn't been making a noise that led me there.
Ekster has many different products all designed to help you avoid an annoying situation. They even have a key tracker with similar features to the wallet tracker. The only difference is that the key tracker has an LED light that lights up when you ring it, making it easy to find in even the darkest spots.
Their new two-way tracking system allows you to find your wallet with your phone or vice versa, which is perfect for me as I always have at least one of them on me. I always struggled to remember where I put stuff and used to panic when I lost something, but not anymore with the new Ekster tracking system; it has lessened my anxiety and allowed me to focus on other things.
If you are always worried about misplacing your wallet or you are in the market for a new wallet or need a gift for someone, definitely consider the Ekster wallet. They have saved my life more than once.