Product Comparison: KeepKey K1-14AM vs Ledger Nano S


General Specifications
Brand
KeepKey
Ledger
Model
K1-14AM
Nano S
Origin
China
China
About the Product
KeepKey is a hardware wallet that secures bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, litecoin, dogecoin, dash, and namecoin. Your assets are protected from hackers and thieves. KeepKey works with the wallet software on your computer by taking over the management of private key generation, private key storage, and transaction signing.
Ledger Nano S is a Bitcoin, Ethereum and Altcoins hardware wallet, based on robust safety features for storing cryptographic assets and securing digital payments. It connects to any computer (USB) and embeds a secure OLED display to double-check and confirm each transaction with a single tap on its side buttons.
Key Specs
Integrations
Electrum, Mycelium, MultiBit
Ledger Wallet Bitcoin, Ledger Wallet Ethereum, Ledger Wallet Ripple, Copay, Electrum, Mycelium, MyEtherWallet, GreenBits, BitGo
Currency Support
Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Dash, Zcash
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Vertcoin, Viacoin, Komodo, Dogecoin, Stellar, Digibyte, Qtum, Ubiq, Neo, Ark, Zcash, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum Classic
What customers say about "Key Specs"
KeepKey K1-14AM The Simple Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet
  • Haven't had a problem with normal BTC transactions
  • This Bitcoin hardware wallet is well built and fairly intuitive. I feel safe storing my BItcoin on this wallet. The Chrome integration is really cool as well.
  • The interface is extremely easy to use. I like that it integrates with Mycelium on my phone so that I can use it while on the road.
  • I now use it to store my Bitcoin and Ethereum. ShapeShift is integrated into this device thus making converting cryptocurrencies effortless. Very cool!
  • The only thing that I don't like about it is that it doesn't have wide integration with a lot of wallets.
  • Lack of segwit integration. Not keeping up with competitors on the software side.
Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet
  • Support for multiple alt-coins (including XMR, XLM and tokens like OMG etc)
  • The Nano S is (in my opinion) the best hardware wallet on the market today. If you are familiar with security technology, this is very similar to having an HSM in your pocket.
  • The latest firmware as of today allows usage of Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum (including tokens).
  • It also integrates with the Mycelium wallet for Bitcoin which eliminates the need to carry bitcoin keys on your phone when you want to buy items or trade bitcoin in person.
  • There is a limit to the variety of currencies you can have on the wallet though. I believe it’s 3. So this may not be for you if you are planning on storing a wide variety of coins/tokens.
  • Surprising this expensive device does not allow you to store more than 5 of it's supported crypto currencies. If you want to use fido u2f then you can only use it with 4 currencies.
Size & Weight
Height
1.5 in.
3.85 in.
Width
3.66 in.
0.7 in.
Depth
0.5 in.
0.35 in.
Weight
10.6 oz.
0.57 oz.
Features
Type
Offline, mobile
Offline, mobile
Display
Yes
Yes
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Anodized Aluminum Case/Polycarbonate Front
Brushed stainless steel and Plastic
Compatibility Apps
Electrum, Bitcoin, Litecoin
Bitcoin, Litecoin, Fido U2F, SSH/PGP Agent
Security Features
Virus- and malware-proof, PIN Code, 12-word recovery sentence
PIN Code, Seed Backup Protection, Malware Proof
Extras
Recovery Sentence Backup Card, Woven Nylon USB Cable, Works on PC, Mac, Linux, and Android, Exchange between assets directly on device using ShapeShift
MULTI-CURRENCY, BUILT-IN DISPLAY, BACKUP & RESTORATION, FIDO® CERTIFIED U2F, MULTI-APPS
What customers say about "Features"
KeepKey K1-14AM The Simple Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet
  • KeepKey has a larger display screen with a more readable font (as compared to trezor's smaller screen and little font that can be difficult to read).
  • Simplicity of navigating the user interface makes it a great device for beginners; the multitude of features available makes it a great device for advanced users.
  • Powered by a micro USB adapter; I like that fact that it's not "flash drive style" (e.g. it's not USB male plugged directly into the PC). I'd be afraid of easily breaking something like that.
  • Ability to recover your funds so long as you write down your recovery phrases.
  • The KeepKey launcher extension should be included with KeepKey client app, so users only have one item to download.
  • Cannot remove old accounts from view.
  • Chrome extension is not as convenient as Trezor's webpage based interface, hard to keep wallet screen available.
Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet
  • This is a really nice crypto wallet that is very easy to use. The ledger team are constantly supporting new currencies and there are a lot of good resources for crypto beginners on this wallet.
  • I was pleasantly surprised to find that the "Ledger Manager" Chrome app now supports many more currencies/apps including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Private, Digibyte, HCash, Qtum, PIVX, Stealthcoin, Vertcoin, Viacoin, Ubiq, Expanse, Dash, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Fido U2F, Litecoin,etc
  • A very nice hardware wallet for anyone who is starting to invest more into crypto currencies. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is wanting to make the plunge deeper into crypto.
  • Bought this wallet to hold other currencies that other wallets do not hold; holding 3 different types of currencies on this ledger as of now. The setup process was a breeze, took about 20 minutes, the security feels pretty secure to gain access.
  • Setup leaves a bit to be desired. Writing a recovery key on a piece of a paper feels tacky.
  • Previously this was not advertised but now you can see it on their website how-to sections: you can't have more than 4-5 crypto apps installed at one time. What is this?
  • The app structure is a little confusing at first, the ledger bitcoin app can also do bitcoin cash and litecoin. However there is an official bitcoin cash app now.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
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