I read reviews on this item before purchasing it but didn't quite understand. The metal is solid-check. It holds lots of cards - check. Heavy, feels good in your hands - check. Looks good and makes a good impression - check. Stays shut and protects your business cards - NO. The problem isn't a defective unit. The problem is the design.
I expected that the lid work something like a zippo lighter. After all, the similarities in appearance are too many to discuss. The lid instead, is held "closed" through friction. If you look very carefully at the picture on Amazon, you'll see to the side opposite the hing a metal tooth coming out of the case. That tooth is ever so slightly angled so that the lid fits over it and then pulls against it. One might think of it as a sort of doorstop? Anyways, initially, the lid stays closed. However, the design always assumed that the solid hinge show absolutely no wear at all. In less than a month, the lid began to open. I'm not sure if the...
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I've been using this for a couple of weeks and have had ZERO problems with the functionality of it as a business card holder. The hinge has not had any problems and the lip that catches the lid works just fine in holding it shut. I've also not had any problems with my business cards bending at the corners inside the case. It looks professional and is definitely unique. It's nice to pull out in front of clients or friends and does get many compliments.
The problem that I've had with the case are just the amount of fingerprints that stick to it with just one handling. You'll either have to just accept that fingerprints are a part of using this case or be using your shirt or a sunglasses cleaning cloth to clean the prints off after so much usage. To me it's honestly NOT that big of a deal because if you handle it, just like a touchscreen phone, of course it's going to get fingerprints on it. If you can't stand the thought of fingerprints then search...
I love the size, initial look and feel, but after handling it for 2-3 minutes, I realized it was going to be impossible to keep fingerprints off of it. If you buy this one, be prepared to constantly wipe off finger prints. It is an impressive, initial first impression when handing someone a card from your business card holder, but be aware to keep it looking nice and new, you'll have to give it constant TLC.
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