Trezor Hardware Wallet Review

  • Screen offers extra protection and verification
  • Affordable hardware wallet with screen
  • $99 price tag may be out of reach for those on a budget

TREZOR is a Bitcoin hardware wallet and launched in August 2014. It as the first Bitcoin hardware wallet, offering secure cold storage plus the ability to spend with the convenience of a hot wallet.

TREZOR is a small, key-sized device which connects to your computer with a USB cable. It stores your Bitcoin private keys offline and signs transactions. It can be safely used on a malware infected computer.


Costs $99 for one, or $276 for three. You can buy with bitcoin from TREZOR’s website. To buy with a credit card or bank account you’ll have to buy from Amazon.


TREZOR provides top-notch security for bitcoin, protecting against both physical and virtual theft.

TREZOR is an HD wallet where you control the private keys, so an entire wallet can be backed up with the 24 words generated on setup. The original 24-word seed is generated using RNG from the device and the computer. The seed is generated offline and displayed on the TREZOR’s screen, which ensures that the seed is never on an internet-connected device.

A PIN code is required on setup, and required for spending. After each incorrect guess the wait between guesses is raised by a power of two. Making 30 guesses would take 17 years.

You can add a passphrase to the 24-word seed for extra security, which acts as a 25th word. You must remember the passphrase because the seed without the passphrase is not enough to recover the wallet. A passphrase offers more security, but if forgotten the wallet cannot be recovered.

You can recover the entire wallet with the 24-word seed and passphrase if used, in the event that your TREZOR is lost or damaged. Recovery can be done with another TREZOR or with other wallets, like Electrum or Mycelium.

TREZOR’s screen allows you to confirm that you’re sending to the intended recipient, but this does not prevent against phishing attacks.

A full overview of how TREZOR handles security threats can be found on the Satoshi Labs website.


TREZOR’s buttons (as shown above) also make sure that a hacker couldn’t automatically send a transaction from your device. The button must be physically pressed in order to confirm each outgoing transaction.

Setup and Initialization

There are three ways to setup your TREZOR: via, the Chrome extension, and via the command line. Setup involves setting the PIN code, device name and password. is TREZOR’s web wallet, while the Chrome extension is an app installed to your browser. The setup process on both is the same. The one difference is that setup in is online, while the Chrome extension can be used offline. If you care about your privacy, use the Chrome extension and setup offline.


TREZOR itself offers very good privacy. Satoshi Labs has no way of tracking your actions after you receive the device because it has no serial number. All of the software is open source. No usernames or passwords are needed when using TREZOR.

Privacy is determined by the wallet used with TREZOR: Electrum, MultiBit HD, and GreenAddress on desktop, GreenBits and Mycelium on Android, and on the web.

Data can be leaked upon setup if using TREZOR’s myWallet. For a more private initialization, use the Chrome extension or the python tools to setup your device on an offline computer.

Software Wallets

Trezor is compatible with a number of wallets, including Electrum, MultiBit HD, and GreenAddress on desktop, GreenBits and Mycelium on Android, and on the web. Use the TREZOR Chrome extension to manage your device.

TREZOR vs. Ledger Nano S

TREZOR and the Ledger Nano S are often compared.

The main difference is that TREZOR is more like a mini computer, while the Ledger Nano S uses a secure chip.

TREZOR vs. KeepKey

KeepKey is actually a port of the TREZOR’s code and firmware.

Until recently, the main difference was that KeepKey offers a digital screen and the ability to recover the seed without worrying about keyloggers. But, recently TREZOR added the ability to do a secure recovery.

So now the main difference in the KeepKey vs TREZOR showdown is that the TREZOR is made from plastic, while the KeepKey is aluminum.

The KeepKey feels more like a premium device, although the TREZOR is probably more secure against drops since it’s much lighter.

TREZOR vs. Paper Wallet

TREZOR may be better than a paper wallet for less technical users. Paper wallets can be hard to setup and it’s easy to make mistakes. TREZOR makes creating secure offline storage easy. Although paper wallets are just as secure if created correctly.

Promo Code

There are currently no TREZOR promo codes available. If a coupon or discount code becomes available, we’ll update this post.

Does TREZOR Work with Litecoin?

TREZOR can be used to store Litecoin, DASH, and other altcoins. It’s up to software wallet developers to integrate support–the device itself is compatible with any altcoin.

This marks the end of our TREZOR review. The next few sections show you how to use and restore TREZOr with Electrum and Mycelium.


What are bitcoins and how do I get them?

What is Bitcoin?

A type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.


Also read: How you can make Money from Bitcoins

Where you can get Bitcoin?

You can get it from any Bitcoin Exchanges.

You can buy on platforms like Zebpay, Unocoin, CoinSecure, CoinMama, Changelly, LocalBitcoins, etc.

In India, Zebpay and Unocoin are the most popular wallet.

Also read: Where I can buy Bitcoins in India?

Will bitcoin​ be regulated​? What other​ risks does it have?

What does Bitcoin's Wallet mean?

You can think of a wallet as your personal interface to the Bitcoin network, similar to how your online bank account is an interface to the regular monetary system.


Bitcoin wallets contain private keys; secret codes that allow you to spend your bitcoins.

In reality, it’s not bitcoins that need to be stored and secured, but the private keys that give you access to them.

Also read: Where I can Buy Bitcoins in India?

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How you can make Money from Bitcoins

What is Bitcoin?

A type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

Also read: Where I can Buy Bitcoins in India?

How I can make money from Bitcoin?

You can make money by

  1. Arbitrage: You can buy it on one Exchange at low price sell it on another where price is high. If you are in India you can use to compare prices at all Bitcoin exchanges in India.
  2. Trade: Just hold the Bitcoins for few years, once you think its price might fall in a large amount, sell it. Once you realised that its price going to rise again in great extent, buy it again.
  3. Trade/Invest in other Cryptocurrency: You can transfer Bitcoins to your Trading accounts like Poloniex, Kraken, etc. and you can trade other virtual currencies. Here also you have to apply the same concept if you find that a currency will give you great returns in next few days or months or years, but it and holds it. Once your target it completes sell it.

Note: Popular wallets are Zebpay, Unocoin. Other Wallets are CoinSecure, CoinMama, Changelly, LocalBitcoins. etc

Also read: Where I can Buy Bitcoins in India?

Source: Bitcoin: An Introduction