Orion One: Mechanical Minimalist Wallet

Posted on September 02, 2015 by David Bruce

Orion One Anodized black wallet

The Orion One wallet is the brainchild of Design Dynamic, and has a unique feature that sets it apart from the crowd. Instead of a hinge or band to hold it together, thew Orion One utilises rather futuristic looking mechanical linkage arms. You might say its success hinges on this design... okay, we're not proud of that gag, let's all just move on. The Orion One wallet is designed and manufactured in the USA, and has proved pretty popular on Kickstarter.

About the Orion One Wallet

This wallet is similar in some aspects to other wallet designs, in that it utilises a two plate system where cards are held in place between a back and a front plate, which hold the cards securely and protect them from damage, whilst also allowing easy access to each card. The difference with the Orion One though, is that unlike any other wallet, it has unique Machanical linkage arms, made from either Aluminium or Titanium. This ensures the cards are held tightly, however many there are, but also means it separates in a satisfyingly smooth futuristic style which you simply don't get with traditional hinges or elastic bands.

Orion One Wallet Mechanical linkage Arms

The Orion One is Precision CNC machined from single, solid blocks of high grade aluminium. In fact, to be precise it is made from solid billets of USA 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum - in layman's terms, that means it's pretty solid stuff. Not only is it solid, this aluminium is also light, meaning the wallet weighs under 100 grams (3.45 ounces).

The design of the Orion One wallet matches its futuristic linkage arms, combining smooth curves with bold shapes, it has a satisfying aesthetic that is not too busy, but gives it a modern edge that makes it stand out. It is available in four colours: Anodized Black, OD Green, Red or Polished Aluminum finish.

Orion One Wallet Colour Options

The wallet can hold between 1-8 cards, as well as cash which can be stored in the integrated money clip on the back of the wallet. This money clip can hold between 1-10 notes. Because of the Aluminum material it is made out of, it will also block any RFID signals, keeping cards safe from RFID skimming.

Orion One Aluminium Wallet with money Clip

The main specifications of the Orion One Wallet are as follows:


  • CNC machined from 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum.
  • Weight: 3.45 ounces
  • Dimensions:  100mm Long  x 60mm Wide x 9mm Thick (empty)
  • Compact and minimal design. fits any pocket.
  • Capacity: 1 to 8 cards
  • RFID shield--blocks skimming devices thieves use to steel ID and Credit Card info.
  • Precision CNC machined in the USA.
  • Integrated money clip (holds 1 - 10 bills folded)
  • Choice of anodized colors.
  • As slim as 9mm thick but expandable to accept 8+ cards.

Orion One Wallet 9mm Thick

The Orion One Wallet on Kickstarter

The Orion One wallet has already flown past its original funding goal, so will definitely become a reality. At the time of writing there are still 9 days to go of the campaign, so it is not too late to support this wallet project. To find out more or pledge, visit the Orion One Wallet Kickstarter page, or check out their video below.