The Lucca Bozzi Solar Wallet is rather unique minimalist wallet because when it comes to features, it is definitely not minimalistic. This Italian styled bi-fold leather wallet not only has a built-in power bank that can be used to charge your mobile devices but it also has built-in solar panels for recharging the battery itself.
The rechargeable lithium ion battery inside the Lucca Bozzi Solar Wallet has a capacity of 1500 mAh which according to the designers should give an additional 10 hours battery life boost to a smartphone. Since most modern phones have batteries about 2000 to 3000 mAh that lasts about a day, that 10 hours boost sounds just about right. Of course, you can further increase the 10 hours by using solar power. The solar panels are mounted on a flap in the wallet. Just flip it open under the sun for additional charging power. The panels have a charging rating of 50 mA which Lucca Bozi claims is 40% more efficient than standard solar panels.
Furthermore, the wallet comes with a built-in charging cable. You can choose between micro USB or Apple Lightning cable. If you are an iPhone user, you can actually use the wallet as a pass-thru charger to make use of a micro USB cable to charge your iPhone. Just connect the micro USB cable to the wallet’s input connector and then use the wallet’s Lightning cable to connect to your iPhone. The Lucca Bozzi Solar Wallet is smart enough to prioritize charging your iPhone first before charging the wallet battery itself.
However the Lucca Bozzi Solar Wallet is much more than just a slim wallet with a built-in power bank and solar panels. The card pockets feature RFID protection to protect you from identity theft. It comes with a spring type money clip for holding your cash. There are various card storage compartments that store up to 8 cards including a quick access slot for your most often used card.
If all of the above sounds attractive to you then head on over to the Lucca Bozzi Solar Wallet Kickstarter page and pledge your support. Early bird supporters will get a whopping 50% off the wallet’s eventual retail price.