Over the last few weeks I have been reviewing some of the most popular hardware wallets out there including the Ledger Nano S & the Trezor Model T. While each crypto hardware wallet had it's challenges getting setup for use, they are all solid options for cold storage of your coins so you are not keeping them on an exchange. Today I review a BRAND NEW hardware wallet that does not work like the rest of them. The Keywallet Touch by Keypair has no cables and uses no battery and is shaped just like a credit card! Follow The 'Stache as I unbox my new Keywallet Touch, show you how it works, how to set it up for the first time, and how you can WIN one of these in my giveaway!
NFC Enabled Hardware Wallet
The Keywallet Touch is made by Korean company Keypair. They have a few other products out, but this one really struck me as being unique. The Keywallet Touch is credit card shaped and just as thin too. At first glance you might even mistake it as an American Express Black! This hardware wallet uses the same NFC technology that is in your credit and debit cards as well as used for things like Apple Pay & Samsung Pay. NFC stands for "Near-Field Communication" and evolved from RFID (radio frequency identification) but can only be used in close contact (typically within a few inches). Keypair takes advantage of this by creating a hardware wallet that uses NFC to store your coins in conjunction with an app on your smartphone.
Using The Keywallet Touch
Using the Keywallet Touch is quite simple as you can see from my video above. The main thing you want to remember is that you DO need an NFC enabled phone to use it. All the new Samsung's and iPhones have this, but some other brands and older phones my not. I have a brand new Galaxy S9+ so I had no problem here. Loading your wallet is as simple as opening the app up and tapping your card to the back of your phone as I show you in the video. From there, the simple send/receive interface works great!
Win A Keywallet Touch
I will say the Keywallet Touch is not that easy to purchase from Keypair's website, but you can WIN a Keywallet Touch from The 'Stache in 4 easy steps!
- Like & Retweet THIS POST on Twitter
- Subscribe to my channel on YouTube
- Like the Keywallet Touch review video here
- Leave a fun comment on the Keywallet Touch video (include your Twitter handle)
THAT'S IT! I will pic a winner from the pool of people that complete all 4 of these steps!
What Coins Does Keywallet Touch Support?
Here is a list of the currently supported coins, some of which I am not very familiar with:
- Bitcoin Cash
- Binance Coin
- Huobi Token
In general the Keywallet Touch is one of the easiest hardware wallets to get setup and use in my opinion. I also love the top notch security of the NFC functions (which are of course password protected) and that you can keep this hardware wallet in your REAL wallet unlike most hardware wallets out there. This is a true winner in the hardware wallet category!
What reviews do YOU want me to do? Let me know in the comments section! More hardware wallet reviews coming soon, but until then...
'Stache That Crypto Friends!