Trezor now taking pre-orders for its hardware Bitcoin wallet
It's been a day for reporting hardware incarnations of Bitcoin. First we had Firmcoins, and now we have the more established Trezor team taking pre-orders for its self-named Bitcoin wallet-cum-dongle.
There are two versions of the device. A plastic-encased model, set for a November 2013 release, sells for 1 BTC. That is followed by a brushed aluminum version which costs 3 BTC and is slated for an October 2013 release. Pre-ordering for either of the wallets is available through the Trezor eShop.
"This Pre-Order allows you to purchase a TREZOR today and be among the first TREZOR owners when produced," the company's FAQ states. "Please note, that the estimated delivery dates for each type of design might change. We are doing our best to be able to send you your TREZOR even earlier than announced."
The company adds, "Because our main goal is to support the Bitcoin economy, TREZOR is available only for bitcoins."
Once ready, Trezor will be one of a variety of different methods of storing your bitcoins.
Update: You can now read our review of the Trezor wallet.
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