The crypto wallet company revealed its new, Bluetooth-enabled Nano X device Sunday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The added Bluetooth means that the Nano X can readily be used with mobile devices, which has been a pain point for many users of the company’s current wallet, the Ledger S. most of the world primarily uses mobile computing, never or very seldom touching laptops or desktop computers.
The fact that we have mobile application and it works with the Nano X is really the big evolution of the hardware for this line-up, Ledger CEO Eric Larchevêque told CoinDesk during a demonstration of the device.
By connecting the Nano X via Bluetooth, it’s possible to have the security of Ledger but with mobile’s form factor, Larchevêque said. (Ledger devices store keys but an external application on a computing device is needed to write and send transactions.)
According to Larchevêque, he wasn’t ready to commit to a price for the Nano X but he did say that when it goes live, the price of Nano S will drop (it currently sells for $69.99). According to the Ledger website, more than 1.3 million Nano S devices have been sold.
The Ledger Live mobile app will be available on Google Play and iTunes on Jan. 16, according to Ledger.