Don’t Buy It, Until We Try It: Aluma Wallet | VideoAmy Fox | 11/9/2012
They advertise Aluma Wallet as a wallet that protects against identity fraud. Its accordion design allows you to have easy access. Not to mention, it`s ultra-slim and crush resistant.
But, does this product actually work? Well, “Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It."
When you`re ready to pay, you reach for your wallet, and most likely, cards are spilling out. And with the right technology, somebody could steal your identity.
"There`s a lot of credit card fraud and debit card fraud out there. Mostly the electronic stuff you`re hearing about." said Marla Gasmann, First Western Bank and Trust Customer Service.
With identity fraud becoming a big problem, it`s important to know how you can protect your identity.
"They know how to gain access to your information as fast as they can have fraud prevention,” said Gasmann. “Fraudsters catch up with that, so we constantly have to update your fraud protection just to stay ahead of those people who are grabbing that info."
We wanted to put one of those anti-fraud products to the test. So, we decided to try out Aluma Wallet.
After taking Aluma Wallet out of the box, we "attempted" to open it up. But, that proved to be quite a challenge.
Gasmann said, "It was really hard to open and the latch was cheap."
Then, we placed several cards inside the aluminum wallet, including a driver’s license and a few gift cards. You`ll notice the accordion design made it easy to organize.
"Only take the cards or ID with you that you need for that day. If you carry all of your cards with you, you`ll have a higher potential if you loose that much more potential for fraudulent activity."
Once the cards were in place, we put the wallet under a drinking fountain to see if it was really water resistant like they advertise on TV. And, it was. None of the cards got wet or damaged.
Next, we wanted to see if it was as slim fit as advertised. So, Gasmann put Aluma Wallet in her front pocket. And you barely notice it.
Finally, it was time for the crush resistant test. We’re lined the Aluma Wallet up with the front tire and drove over it. We heard a crack, but everything stayed in place.
After trying out Aluma Wallet, its accordion design made organizing and finding our cards much easier than a normal wallet. Not to mention it was really water and crush resistant.
So, this week`s "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs up.