ELLIPAL Seed Phrase Steel Review 2023
ELLIPAL Mnemonic Metal is another backup product that is used to keep the recovery key of a hardware wallet secure. Because often it is simply written down on paper and is therefore prone to water, fire and more. With ELLIPAL Mnemonic Metal, it is instead stored in an aluminium housing and is therefore more resistant to the elements. You will find out how this works and whether it keeps its promises in the following test.
ELLIPAL Hardware Wallet and ELLIPAL Seed Phrase Steel
ELLIPAL Mnemonic Metal comes from the same house as the ELLIPAL hardware wallet and the successor ELLIPAL Titan. Headquartered in Hong Kong, ELLIPAL Limited is a blockchain technology company focused on the security of cryptocurrencies and blockchain services. The company’s mission is to securely and conveniently connect each individual to the blockchain and provide users with secure cryptocurrency management services for the smartphone from a single source. With ELLIPAL Metal, they now also have a product in their range that also keeps the backups of the hardware walletsafe.
ELLIPAL Seed Phrase Steel Scope of delivery
The product can be obtained directly from the manufacturer’s shop. Shipping to the whole world is free of charge at the time of testing and the set is available for 49,00 $ (click here to check the current price) available.
The package includes the following parts:
- ELLIPAL Seed Phrase Steel (86*60*8mm)
- Quick Instructions
- 4 replacement screws
- 7 letter plate holders with 35 letter plates each
Everything is packed in a small black, inconspicuous box.
Using backup tools
To save the recovery seed of a hardware wallet first press the required letters from inside to outside from the brackets with your fingers. In some cases, this is difficult, as the plates are very tight.
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Then you screw out the covers on both sides with the help of the small screwdriver, so that you can insert the plates in order. It should be noted that you can only use the first four letters per word. However, according to the BIP39 standard, this is also sufficient to suggest the right word. If a word has fewer letters, you can fill the gaps with the back of any plate. In addition, the plate for the letter “b” is also used for “q”, the same applies to the pairs “d” and “p” and “n” and “u”. Finally, simply screw the covers back on and store the ELLIPAL Seed Phrase Steel safely.
How safe is ELLIPAL Seed Phrase Steel?
ELLIPAL Seed Phrase Steel promises to be fire and water resistant. Compared to paper, the product is certainly more robust, but in extreme conditions it does not perform very well compared to competing products.
Bitcoin enthusiast Jameson Lopp tests various backup products for Recovery Seeds on his website and has awarded ELLIPAL Metal the worst possible grade. After his fire and corrosion test, there was nothing left of the product. Already during the fire test the metal melted and the worst it reacted to the acid. The final pressure test did not take place. His full report can be read here: Ellipal Mnemonic Metal Review.
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