About Wallet Ninja
A fellow who goes by the name Justin Credible pitches the Wallet Ninja, which he claims is the world’s first 100% flat multi-tool. It’s the size of a credit card and they claim it’s made from 4x heat-treated stainless steel and has a total of 18 different everyday tools, from letter opener to cellphone stand, etched along the perimeter of its 15mm-thick body.
The Wallet Ninja is brought to you by Vante Toys, a company based in Brooklyn, NY. There is no information, rating, or accreditation about them (or Mr. Credible) on the BBB website.
How Wallet Ninja Works
The Wallet Ninja is approximately 3.35 x 2.2 inches, or the size of a credit card. But instead of being a regular rectangle, 3 of its sides contain specially notched “tools.” They say it has 6 different hex wrenches, 3 screwdrivers, 4 openers, and a fruit peeler. It also contains on either side of its straight edge 2 rulers (inches and cm) and cell phone stand (which is created when you slip another card through a special slot in the Wallet Ninja.)
They tout it has both phillips and flat screwdrivers, as well as one small enough for your eyeglasses. It has a bottle opener, can opener, box opener, and letter opener. All together, they claim it has 18 reliable, functional tools you will use every day and replaces those same (bulkier) versions normally found in a toolbox.
They claim it’s great for repairmen, mechanics, carpenters, hobbyists, boat owners, college kids, boys scouts, campers, and every wallet in America. They add it’s 100% TSA-approved for carry-on during flight, so you can take it anywhere you travel.
They boast its heat-treated steel will never rust, bend, or dull. To prove their point, in the commercial they give it to James Ellis, who they say is a “fitness personality” and ask him to try and bend it (SPOILER ALERT: he can’t.)
Wallet Ninja includes:
- Wallet Ninja
- Ninja Light
- Lifetime Guarantee
Wallet Ninja Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
Wallet Ninja retails for $9.99 on their website, plus $3.99 shipping for a total of $14.98; they state the Ninja Light is sent along free. If you would like additional Wallet Ninjas they say they’ll throw in the shipping free. They claim to have a satisfaction guarantee or your “full money back” and a lifetime guarantee on the product, but provide only an email for customer support and no further information.
Bottom Line: Is Wallet Ninja a Scam?
Wallet Ninja seems to live up its basic claims, according to customers and reviews around the web. The bottle opener is probably its most handy device, but do you really need one in your wallet? (The same goes for the 2-inch ruler.) Still, it might make for a good stocking stuffer, and, who knows, it may come in handy when you least expect it.
4 out 4 people found this review helpful
About average for an As-Seen-On-TV item
I got the Wallet Ninja as a stocking stuffer after remarking to my wife, "Hey, that thing looks pretty cool." Like most people, I was especially enamored of the clever cell phone stand function.
However--as with most As-Seen-On-TV items, it really doesn't do all that it claims. It's got three corners that work as flat head screwdrivers, but I wouldn't apply very much torque to any of them. The box opener doesn't work any better than a set of car keys would. The letter opener tears envelopes more than it opens them. I haven't found any metric bolts to try out the wrenching function (four-sided notches are marked as working with 2, 4, 8, 6, 10 and 12 millimeter nuts/bolts), but their location in the card edge doesn't give me a lot of hope that you can apply enough torque for it to be of much use.
But most disappointing was the cell phone stand feature. I don't know what phone they used for the commercial, but the Wallet Ninja collapses on any credit card I put through it as soon as I set my Samsung Galaxy phone on it. Maybe it'd work with a smaller iPhone, I don't know. That's a real shame, I had visions of setting up the stand on the dashboard of my truck and watching YouTube videos on lunch break. Oh, well.
It's a cool idea, and makes for a decent enough last-minute gift or stocking stuffer, but don't expect to get much actual use out of it.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friendView all 1 commentsHide comments
Jan 27, 2015
For your phone, try taking 3 large binder clips and attaching them end to end, that's what I use as a cell phone stand.
5 out 7 people found this review helpful
Bought it for my husband, then my son "needed" one too, then I hopped on board as well. I am a nurse and this has gotten me out of a pinch several times already. It says 18 tools in 1 but when you get creative there are a lot more :)
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend