Is the Hyundai Kasse a Ledger Nano Killer?! New Hardware Wallet Review


What’s up everyone, so if you are a daily
crypto user like myself you have probably looked into hardware wallets. Now, I’ve done reviews on a number of different
ones. I’ve used the Trezor, KeepKey, Ledger… And today I’m bringing you a new one, the
Hyundai Kasse. It’s a nice little very small form factor
multiple compatible coins hardware wallet. I was really hoping with the small form factor
it would be kind of a Ledger killer. And I have been using it as my daily driver
for erc 20 tokens, but as much as I have liked the experience there’s a couple of big drawbacks
that have really kind of kept from being my all around favorite which I think at this
point trezor is still taking the cake on that one. But we’re gonna dive in take a look at it
we’re gonna look at the pros and cons. And get your first little eye at the Hyundai
Kasse. Alright what’s up everyone I have to admit
that we actually ended up grabbing lunch and totally never even finished filming the video. But I’m coming back at you from the office
and were gonna dive down and we’re gonna take a look at the Hyundai Kasse. Now I may have been a little bit harsh with
my words in the beginning but, I want to be very clear on this. It’s a great little device, I actually really
do like the thing, it’s been my everyday carry specifically for erc 20 tokens for a while. Its well built, it looks nice, it’s well put
together; there are just some minor flaws that I think really become big issues in the
long run in terms of usability. But anywho, so let’s take a look at what we’ve
got here. So it does come very nicely packaged, of course
you’ve got your nice little box here. Comes with your basics, you’ve got your user
manual, underneath here of course you have your usb for hooking up to your computer,
a nice little lanyard, and actually the one thing i do not have in here at the moment
is your recovery key. Which you would write your seed word down
on, I’ve said it in every other hardware wallet video, it’s incredibly important
that you write this seed down, you keep it in a safe place. If your device is ever lost, you can recover
the funds and that is just an absolute necessity if you’re working with a hardware wallet. Now the other side to that is you have to
keep it very, very safe; Put it somewhere nobody will find it because once again if
somebody does get ahold of that they can extract your funds. But anywho, so let’s take a look at the
device itself. Okay so it’s a small device, you can see
it here next to a normal usb flash drive. So it is small, it doesn’t quite compete with
the opendime which is just absolutely the tiniest little thing. But it is still a small form factor which
is really what i was looking for in one of my everyday carry wallets. It has your two little controls here, single
click and also double click for your different functions. And you’ve got your little usb connector right
there. Now the form factor is great but these two
buttons are one of the biggest issues with the device. So we’re actually going to back out I’m
going to plug this in and you’ll see my major gripe with this. Okay so we’re going to plug this guy in and
get going. Now as i mentioned the big issue that I have
is with these two buttons, and right here you will see why. So most hardware wallets obviously you’re
going to have, you know entry so that you can get the device turned on. Most wallets nowadays are doing this via giving
you an image on the device itself and then a pad on your screen that you physically you
use the computer to enter in that information. Kasse went a different route. Arguably more secure, but what they’ve done
is to enter the device or do any kind of selection everything is done on the device itself rather
than within the software, so this entry for just getting into the device; setting your
pin code I always suggest that you go out as long as they allow. So in the case of kasse thats a ten digit
pin. Now the primary issue with this is that the
left button shifts your number and the right button will move over so that you can fill
the next one. If like myself you did a ten digit pin your
entry is going to look like this. You’re gonna have to do literally somewhere
in between fifty and a hundred clicks just to get your pin in. It works….but that is a serious, serious
design flaw in my eyes. Every time I want to confirm a transaction
or use the device, that is an exorbinatelky long time to have to punch things in. It does not make selection easy. I think that is one major drawback that they
really should’ve considered and on, you know, follow up designs i really think that needs
to be reevaluated. It’s a little thing but as I said it’s been
my daily driver for erc 20s and i can not tell you how frustrated i have become with
that process. Now as for the software side of things. It is a very very simple software suite to
use. It does come with a number of different coins
already ready to go. You’ve got bitcoin, bitcoin cash, bitcoin
gold, ethereum; which all of the ethereum erc 20s can be accessed within there, i’ll
show you that in just a moment. We also have ethereum classic, ripple, dash,
litecoin, zcash, qtum, and hdac. So it is coming in above trezor in terms of
the baseline coin support. Same with the keepkey, but once again it is
falling behind ledger in terms of total coin support numbers. But, so I said I’ve been using this for my
erc 20 daily driver. Now the main reason for that, is i do give
them credit; their software interface is one of the most simple and intuitive that I have
used of any of the hardware wallets out there. I really like the way they have this set up. Very nice dashboard that actually shows you
the ethereum pricing it shows you a chart, it gives you the ability to send and request. So I really do like that. And with the erc 20s i’ll show you here. Very simple access, just come in. And to add access your just going to go and
your either going to search the token name, and they do have a pre populated list, or
you can add the contract yourself. And right there you’ve got access to all of
your erc20s. Lets see, we’ll select this one, and there
we are, you can see access to your erc 20s. Now this brings me to my other gripe with
the kasse “suite” if you will. One of the most basic functions of just about
any cryptocurrency out there is multi address generation. There’s absolutely no reason that we are stuck
with a single address. And I’ve been poking and trying to figure
it out, but it would appear that at least on the software side the kasse actually locks
you into only being able to generate the one original address unless you generate an entire
seed word and wallet. This is an issue to me because, you know obviously
im invested in crypto personally. But it’s also a business side of things for
me as well, and having a hardware wallet is key for both my personal and business life
and there’s no reason that you can’t store funds from both sides in the same device,
but they should be kept separate and there is no physical way to do that. I find it truly baffling that they don’t have
multi address generation, that is a very key feature that i think really should be written
in in a following software update or something of that nature. Now i have griped about it for quite a bit
but i have to say, the software interface is great, it’s a small device; the issues
kind of won’t be game changers if you’re just looking for an everyday device to use, im
still using it all the time but i do think there are improvements to be made. But all around i really would actually prefer
this over a ledger if i had the choice, but when it comes down to it, i think for a professional
device my choice still goes to the trezor. It is what it is, that just happens to be
my preference. Some people are in love with ledgers and just
wont give that up. I really hoped the kasse would kind of you
know be that. And you know with some software updates i
think it really could be but it’s just not quite there yet. So anyways i hope you enjoyed this look at
the hyundai kasse. If you know of a new hardware wallet, a new
device that’s out there. We are always looking to kind of dig into
the cutting edge of crypto tech so if you’ve got a device let us know/. If you have a question about this device or
any of the others out there let us know in the comments. And if you liked the video, subscribe and
we’ll see you next time.

11 thoughts on “Is the Hyundai Kasse a Ledger Nano Killer?! New Hardware Wallet Review”

  1. But the 24 words are known by the company that makes these hardware wallets so they are the ones who also have access to the private keys. Why can't I just create my 24 words? Seems like a paper wallet in safe is the safest idea but in practice still to risky. One mistake transcribing the numbers or words could prove fatal to the funds. I would like to know how to store private keys safely. I have been researching it all year. I have gotten nowhere. It's frustrating. It's bad enough I got wrecked all last year and still getting wrecked.. I still don't know how to secure a private key. So for all I know everyones crypto on coinbase or any exchange is being bought sold and traded on the sly by the cartels. No wonder the price keeps falling. Not to mention trader taking liquidity out of the market contantly.. Like pumping a tire with a slow leak

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