Mooltipass Gen 3

I have used the Mooltipass hardware device for password management since it was initially crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

The thing has easily saved me over 100,000 keystrokes without the risk of storing my passwords “in the cloud”.

The Gen 1 device had a couple of nice features:

  • It used a touchscreen
  • Had a nice desktop-stand option
  • Allowed you to see four passwords per site on a single screen and to quickly choose one by touching the screen once.

The new Gen 3 device which I just received, did away with all that in favor of:

  • A portable form factor – about 1/3 the size of the Gen 1 device
  • Bluetooth connectivity (or via a USB cable as well)

This means that the Gen 3 device can only show one password per site, requiring multiple turns of physical “wheel” in order to get to the right one. So while I can easily drop the device into a shirt or pants pocket, it’s less usable for me than the Gen 1 device.

I do like that it supports WebAuthn.

Maybe I’ll get used to the thing after a week or so. We’ll see.

PS: If you love colors, you have a number to choose from. The Gen 1 device only came in black.