The Trezor Model T is a state of the art hardware cryptocurrency wallet that comes with exceptional coin security. Released in March 2018 with the latest firmware update in March 2019, the wallet features a new operating system tagged Trezor Core. This enables faster development of features and smooth coin support.
You can also set up your device with my step by step video below.
Trezor Model T Packaging
This premium model costs 149 Euros (US$173). The Trezor Model T comes as a special kit, it contains the Trezor Model T device, magnetic dock, USB type C cable, stickers, user guide and recovery seed.
Trezor Model T Installation Guide
Installation is smooth with the aid of the user guide. Their website also has a web assistant to guide you through the installation steps.
Notably, you have to be careful in the entire process to avoid leaking your private keys and recovery phrase. Leaking your private keys or recovery phrase opens you to serious risk by hackers to steal your coins.
For complete security, ensure the area where you are setting up your Trezor Model T is completely camera free including sealing your computer’s webcam.
The Model T device comes with a hologram seal that you have to peel off to plug in to your PC.
If you don’t see this seal or it looks different to the one pictured, do NOT proceed with the set up and contact Trezor support immediately.
Connect the Trezor Model T and your computer using the USB type C cable provided.
Download and install the latest firmware
The next step is to download and install the latest firmware.
Afterwards select the option “Create a new wallet”. This will be proof that the wallet is unused.
Create a backup of your Trezor Model T
The penultimate step is to create a back up. The wallet generates recovery words which are in a specific order. Write down those words in the same order on the piece of paper provided with your Trezor Model T.
This is known as your recovery seed.
IMPORTANT: do not take a photo of your recovery seed, or upload it onto your computer or online.
This is because you use your recovery seed to restore your funds on another Trezor if you lose your phyiscal device. Conversely, this means that any thief can do the same if they obtain your recovery seed.
Create a new PIN code
Lastly, set a 4 to 9 digit PIN code which you will use to unlock your Trezor every time before using it.
This concludes the set-up process meaning you’re good to go. It goes without saying that at all times, be extra vigilant to ensure you don’t expose your keys or recovery seed. This is to ensure your wallet is secure.
Using the Trezor Model T
The wallet offers a range of coin options for trading. They include; dash, Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Bitcoin gold, etc.
In general, transacting using the Trezor Model T is smooth and really secure.