Keevo Model 1 Hardware Wallet Unboxing and Review

The Keevo Model 1 is a next generation crypto hardware wallet with multi-factor / multi-sig authentication that provides state-of-the art security and simplicity with seedless recovery and trustless inheritance.

Available as a $299 base or $399 Founders Edition, the Model 1 is a premium priced hardware wallet, and it feels premium the instant you take it out of the box. There is no hardware difference between the base and Founders Edition. The Founders get a nice leather display box to show off their Model 1.

At the heart of Model 1 security is a patent-pending Multi-Factor / Multi-Signature Authentication system. Using a dual chip architecture, crypto transaction are created with any 3 out of 4 Factors which never leave Keevo’s EAL 5+ secure MCU and Carbon Key.

Seedless Recovery

Nearly all hardware wallets use a 12 to 24 word mnemonic seed phrase to recover lost keys or missing wallets. Most hardware wallets come with a paper recovery card to save these seed words.

However, writing down, storing and recovering seed phrases isn’t just a hassle, you have to secure it because anyone who learn your seed phrase can steal your crypto.

What Keevo did was use their Carbon Key to replace the seed phrase and paper recovery card. With Keevo’s paperless recovery solution, you can store your encrypted password and fingerprint along with a 4th unique key share on your Carbon Key.

The Carbon Key can be securely stored and replaces all of the effort of writing down a seed phrase. If you want an extra level of security, Keevo has a Carbon Key storage service, offered in partnership with Iron Mountain.

Trustless Inheritance

Keevo Model 1 is the world’s first hardware wallet that allows you to transfer your crypto to your heirs securely and confidentially. There is no need to share your private keys. You simply name a beneficiary and have her encrypt her password and fingerprint on your Keevo Carbon Key.

When the day comes, Keevo will validate your death, send your Carbon Key to your beneficiary and co-sign with her to securely and confidentially transfer your crypto.

Founders Edition

To celebrate the launch of the Model 1, Keevo has created the Founders Edition. Limited to 1000 units, the Founders Edition features the Keevo Model 1 in a numbered display box. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if paying an extra $100 for a box is worth it.

You can order the Keevo Model 1 or the Founders Editions at Keevo Wallet.