What is a hardware crypto wallet?
When you set yourself the task of preserving your cryptocurrency savings, the so-called “cold” wallets come to the rescue. Check the devices we need, something like a flash drive, card or small phone, that contain your wallet’s private key.
In simple words, cold cryptocurrency does not store cryptocurrency, but only data is stored to access the cryptocurrency on the blockchain network. And since the creation of a wallet and configuration takes place on a physical device – the same hardware wallet, hackers do not have the opportunity to remotely compromise your wallet, thereby seizing all your funds.
Therefore, these wallets are considered one of the safest and safest places to store crypto assets. After all, even being lost or broken, a hardware wallet will not take all your tokens with it, and you can restore access at any time using seed phrases – a key phrase from words that is created during the initial creation of the wallet.
Where to buy a hardware crypto wallet?
At the moment, there are cryptocurrency wallets on the market from many already well-known and fairly young companies. Below is a table with data about each crypto wallet, as well as the price at the time of publication of the table and a link to the manufacturer’s official page for purchase.
Comparison of cryptocurrency wallets
|Name||Appearance||Manufacturer||Developer country||Release date||Number of supported cryptocurrencies||Communication types for information exchange||Wired connection with computer / smartphone||Wireless communication with computer / smartphone||Battery availability||Battery capacity, mAh||Physical protection of the chip according SE - Secure Element||Screen diagonal, inches||Screen resolution, pixels||Management software||Hardware password manager function||Type-C connector||MicroUSB connector||Camera availability||MicroSD card slot||Number and type of buttons for control||Price||Link to the official store|
|Ledger Nano X||Ledger||France||2019||100 apps, more 1.100 cryptocurrencys||USB, Bluetooth||+||+||+||100||+||?||128x64||Ledger Live||-||+||-||-||-||2 physical buttons||149$||Buy now|
|Ledger Nano S Plus||Ledger||France||2022||100 apps, more 1.100 cryptocurrencys||USB||+||-||-||-||+||?||128x64||Ledger Live||-||+||-||-||-||2 physical buttons||79$||Buy now|
|Ledger Nano S||Ledger||France||2016||6 apps, more 1.100 cryptocurrencys||USB||+||-||-||-||+||?||128x32||Ledger Live||-||-||+||-||-||2 physical buttons||59$||Buy now|
|Trezor Model T||SatoshiLabs||Czech Republic||2018||More 1200 cryptocurrencys||USB||+||-||-||-||-||?||240x240||Trezor Suite||+||+||-||-||+||Touch screen||206$||Buy now|
|Trezor Model One||SatoshiLabs||Czech Republic||2015||More 1000 cryptocurrencys||USB||+||-||-||-||-||?||128x64||Trezor Suite||+||-||+||-||-||2 physical buttons||64$||Buy now|
|Safepal S1||Safepal||China||2018||22 blockchains, more 22.000 cryptocurrencys||QR-codes||-||+||+||400||-||1.3||240x240||Safepal||-||-||+||+||-||6 physical buttons||50$||Buy now|
|Keepkey K1||ShapeShift||Switzerland||2014||More 40 cryptocurrencys||USB||+||-||-||-||-||3.12||256x64||ShapeShift||-||-||+||-||-||1 physical button||49$||Buy now|
|Ellipal Titan||Ellipal||China||2018||40 blockchains, more 10.000 cryptocurrencys||QR-codes||-||+||+||1400||-||3.97||320x240||Ellipal||-||-||+||+||-||Touch screen||139$||Buy now|
Do not buy cryptocurrency wallets in unknown places, as they can be fake or specially modified to steal your cryptocurrency. It is recommended to buy such devices directly from the manufacturer, minimizing such risks.