CoolBitX’s next generation CoolWallet S is a credit-card-like hardware wallet for storing Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and select ERC20 tokens — but just how “cool” is it? Let’s find out!

Wallet Design

First and foremost, let’s get one thing straight — you’re not going to find a ‘cooler’ looking hardware wallet anywhere on the market today.

Coming packaged in a black and gold box that looks fit to hold a luxury watch — with a personal message from CEO Michael Ou printed in gold lettering on the inside cover — the CoolWallet S offers a distinctively premium feel from the moment one unpacks it.

The package itself contains a charging dock and accompanying USB connector, a user manual, a nice-looking recovery card for handwriting your unique seed phrase, a black-on-transparent logo sticker, and — of course — the CoolWallet S, itself. And what a wallet it is!

The CoolWallet S resembles a credit card from the exterior and boasts a slick and classy-looking black and gold design which holds itself back from appearing flashy — opting instead for an understated, business-like vibe.

The back of the card has little more than a discrete serial number printed on the top, just above an appealing E-Paper display. Halfway down the right side of the card is a single button for powering on the device, changing the displayed cryptocurrency, and confirming commands. The bottom of the device features more discrete text beneath two charging pins. The button on the unit I reviewed had a response click requiring a concerted press.

The card itself is waterproof, tamper-proof, impact resistant, and heat/cold resistant — though, to be fair, I wouldn’t recommend testing these claims. The card features an acceptable amount of flex, though I would also caution against seeing how far it can fold. Still, it can easily slip into a normal pocket wallet with your IDs and credit cards,…