What is RFID and how does it work? If you recently browsed our wallet inventory you probably noticed us boosting about “RFID-protection”. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, which refers to the process of tracking and identifying tags attached to objects. We use RFID in our everyday lives more than we know. If you have ever passed through a toll on a highway, used a keycard to access a building or scanned a phone based transit pass you are familiar with RFID systems. They are radio frequency waves wirelessly transferring data without physical contact. Depending on the type of RFID, the radio frequency waves can be picked up from an inch to 20+ yards away!
A few years ago, Mark, our Founder, was machining every Trayvax wallet by hand and powder-coating the aluminum faceplates with a small counter-top oven. Today, Trayvax is a company of over 30 employees working together, assembling, packaging, and shipping several hundred wallets everyday. Mark has expanded the Trayvax line to include the Element, Summit, Contour, Axis wallets with many more products on the way. Today, Trayvax’s manufacturing facility in Bellingham, WA..
Genuine leather means the material came from an animals rawhide originally. Modern day artificial leather, also known as faux leather, is plastic based and then dyed to have similar characteristics. Trayvax never uses faux leather. Trayvax's leather comes from premium grade Horween Leather manufactured in Chicago. But what is the process of making full grain leather? How does it go from a grazing livestock animal to our everyday carry?
Once you have invested in a minimalist wallet it may be difficult incorporate the change you seek into a busy lifestyle. There are certain things we need with us at all times like an ID or a way to pay. But, most of us keep way too much crud in our wallets. Learning to create a healthy list of "must-haves" will allow you to toss out that loyalty card you haven't used in months.
The CNC machine runs off pre-determined computer software. Each piece of gear we create at Trayvax has a unique coding structure to determine it's three dimensional shape, also known as Computer Aided Design (CAD). CAD communicates with the CNC machine to dictate the movement of corresponding tools and carries out tasks as specified. When in action the CNC machine looks like a robot hard at work but it is really just reading CAD code!