Ledger and Tony Fadell build Ledger Stax to enhance digital asset security

Pascal Gauthier, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Ledger

Ledger, the critical digital asset security firm, has teamed up with Tony Fadell, builder of the iPod, to bring clarity and confidence to owning digital value. Ledger Stax™ is a usable way for you to take control of cryptocurrency and digital collectibles. It’s built on secure architecture, and introduces a unique form designed for unprecedented accessibility and interactivity.

What are the features of Ledger Stax?

Ledger Stax has a new E Ink display, which covers the front and curves around the spine—you can view complete transaction details at a glance. E Ink is always viewable: your favorite art appears on the Ledger Stax screen, even when it is off. It also provides unmatched energy efficiency, so the battery can last for weeks or even months on one battery charge.

Ledger Stax uses secure USB-C to connect to the Ledger Live™ app on your laptop, and Bluetooth®3 to connect to the Ledger Live Mobile app. It will utilize Ledger Connect, our upcoming crypto wallet extension, to connect to Web3 apps from anywhere. Ledger Stax supports wireless Qi charging. The new user interface enables clear, intuitive interaction. Out of the box, Ledger Stax lets you manage your NFT collection and over 500 coins and assets.

Every Ledger Stax includes the [ Ledger ] Infinity Pass, providing a free NFT and future benefits. A Ledger Stax NFT is available to mint on [ L ] Market to unlock access to an exclusive piece of NFT artwork from Ledger’s network of hand-picked artists, and redeem a Ledger Stax device. [ L ] Market Genesis Pass holders have special mint-priority for this mint.

Specs

  • Dimensions: 85mm × 54mm × 6mm (credit card length and width)
  • Security: Ledger EAL 5+ certified secure element
  • Screen type: E Ink (up to 16 grays), customizable always-on lock screen, capacitive touch
  • Screen resolution: 672 × 400 pixels
  • Weight: 45g
  • Connectivity: USB C, Bluetooth® 5.2
  • Unique magnet array for easy stacking
  • Qi wireless charging

What does Ledger Stax mean digital assets sector?

“With the Ledger Nano™ series, we created the most successful digital asset security hardware—with over 5 million sold and none ever hacked. Digital assets are increasingly about identity and digital ownership, not just crypto like Bitcoin. The time is now for a device for more mainstream users. At the same time, we must not compromise on security. This is Ledger Stax—secure and accessible,” said Pascal Gauthier, CEO and Chairman of Ledger.

Tony Fadell, designer of Ledger Stax and Principal at Build Collective

“Digging into Ledger’s proven security tech and trying all the ‘best’ hardware wallets out there convinced me to build a next-gen device with Pascal, Ian and the Ledger team. We need a user-friendly…no! A ‘user-delightful’ tool, to bring digital asset security to the rest of us, not just the geeks,” says Tony Fadell, designer of Ledger Stax and Principal at Build Collective.

“Tony Fadell has the circuit board and the billboard in mind when he builds a product. With Ledger Stax we have made a device which is cool. We have fused the uncompromising security and self-custody culture of Ledger, with the user-experience-focused culture of Tony and his team. The result is the first true secure consumer hardware device for the revolution of value brought by blockchain tech,” says Ian Rogers, Chief Experience Officer at Ledger.

Tony Fadell designed Ledger Stax, in collaboration with Layer, as a credit card-sized device with integrated magnets, making them easily stackable, particularly for those who own multiple devices. The curved E Ink spine shows what’s inside, like a book on a shelf.

The touch interface empowers Ledger’s exceptional developer community to build innovative Web3 applications that are more accessible, with uncompromising security. Ledger Stax will be available by the end of March 2023. You can pre-order today on Ledger.com. In the future, it will also be available from select retailers such as BestBuy in the United States.