Posts Tagged ‘hardware wallet

The last time we have talked about what are the popular hardware crypto wallets the Trezor Model T was not yet available. Trezor Model T is now in stock and available for next-day shipping, so if you order your next generation wallet today, it will be shipped tomorrow and no more pre-orders or waiting time for the wallet to be in your hands. The new Model T comes with a modern and intuitive interface for improved user experience and security, it features a touchscreen, faster processor, and advanced coin support, as well as all the features of the Trezor One.

Trezor Model T takes on the legacy of the original Trezor One hardware crypto wallet, becoming your secure Bitcoin hardware wallet (along with support for over 500 other coins and tokens) while further enhancing security, intuitiveness, and ease-of-use over the first generation model. The new Trezor Model T is the next-generation cryptocurrency hardware wallet, designed to be your universal vault for all of your digital assets. You can store and encrypt your crypto coins, crypto tokens, passwords and other digital keys with confidence.

The price of the new Trezor Model T hardware crypto wallet is 139 EUR without VAT, compared to the 89 EUR price of the previous generation Trezor One wallet that is of course still available for order.

For more information about the new Trezor Model T hardware crypto wallet…

Just having a hardware crypto wallet and leaving it on your desk at the office or at home may not be the smartest thing to do. CryptoCloaks has figured out an easy and inexpensive way to help you keep your hardware wallet safer and hidden with the help of special 3D printed wallet mounts. Currently there are two designs available, one for Ledger Nano S and one for Trezor wallets and you get get yours for just $6 USD. There are options available for a few custom colors that you can choose from and you can also decide if you want a logo or not, for $3 extra you can request a custom logo on your wallet mount (crypto payments are also accepted). There are two variants available for each wallet, one is with 4 screws for mounting and the other one is for screwless mounting (uses 3M adhesive tape), so you have some flexibility how and where to mount the wallet holder to keep your wallet safe.

CryptoCloaks has also prepared a design for the KeepKey wallet, but that one has not yet been put on sale on their website, they just posted some photos and have announced it will soon be available. So no matter what kind of major crypto hardware wallet you have available, you should be covered with a good and affordable 3D printed holder for your wallet. Again, the idea of these wallet holders is to mount them in a hidden place to get some extra security and not to mount them on the wall next to your desk for example, as some people might think to be a cool idea.

If you want to get fancy and are not worried to keep your hardware wallet on your desk, then you might want to check out a new Kickstarter project for a cool handcrafted wooden case designed for Trezor and Ledger Nano S wallets. The project is CoinCase, claiming to be the world’s first case for hardware wallets and the product looks really nice and cool, so definitely worth checking out. If you pledge 99 EURO you can get your place for a CoinCase, completely designed and manufactured in Germany wooden case for your hardware wallet (KeepKey not yet supported) and get it probably in June as stated as an estimated delivery.

For more details about the CryptoCloaks mounts for hardware crypto wallets…

We often get asked about hardware crypto wallets and what we would recommend and yet we have not covered that topic much, so it is about time we do it. There are pretty much 3 main products on the market that have been available for a while and have proven to be a reliable and most of all secure solutions for storing your crypto coins. These three manufacturers of hardware crypto coin wallets are: Ledger, Trezor and KeepKey and which of them you choose is often more of a personal preference.

The one we actually prefer and use is the Ledger Nano S, though the company also makes Ledger Blue, a more powerful, bigger and feature rich device that of course also costs more. We have not used or even tried the Blue model yet, so there isn’t much that we can talk about it at this point and it is also currently out of stock at the official website, so not easy to get at the moment. Anyway, one of the main reasons why we have opted out for the Nano S is the very compact size of the device, it is the smallest of all of the options with pretty much the size of a regular USB flash drive.

The Trezor wallet called also the Bitcoin Safe is the most common alternative of the Ledger Nano S, it is available in Black and White color and comes at almost the same price. Trezor is also working on a new improved model called Model T, though that one is not freely available for sale, currently still fulfilling pre-orders at the moment apparently. The Third option in the form of the KeepKey hardware wallet is probably the least popular of the three options, but that does not mean it is inferior to them. It is a bit different in how it looks, offering a more modern clean and sleek design and very similar functionality as the others at pretty much the same price point.

We are not trying to do a review of the different crypto hardware wallets covered here, we are just pointing the options available, so you can take a look at them and decide which one better suits your needs. Again, we use the Ledger Nano S, but that does not necessary mean that it will be the one you will like the best or that it will be the optimal solution for your needs. Just take a look at the available options and see what works best for you, they all work for all of the main crypto currencies, but there are some differences in the level of support of not so popular and newer ones.

What you need to be extra careful with is where you purchase your hardware wallet from, the best solution would be to go directly from the official website getting it from the manufacturer of the device. You can also check the list of official resellers and purchase from any of them, especially if you have a local company that sells them, just make sure they are listed as official reseller. It is not wise to look for a cheaper price and purchase from eBay or any other unofficial source as there could be unpleasant surprises that you get along with your hardware wallet. When you get the hardware wallet make sure it does not come pre-initialized with any printed security key or something like that, you need to initialize and generate the private key yourself on the device (if not sure you can always do a reset before you start). If the device comes already initialized (it should not come like that!) somebody else probably already has your private key and can use it to steal the coins you store and we are pretty sure you don’t want this to happen.


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