Needs a Tweak
This is very simple to use and a great way to store passwords, user names, etc. I am using it because I dont like storing this kind of information on my computer - it could be dangerous. My only complaint is that there is not enough space for additional information under "Notes." For instance, agents name, phone number, contract number, special instructions, etc.
Excellent way to keep your passwords
Very simple to use. For example you want to pay your electric bill just write in Electric and your user name and pass word appears.
And it is safe nobody can get any information from it as you need a pass word to get in. And
you can change your pass word any time.
easy to use once you know how
For anyone not tech savvy, there are no printed directions for getting to the letters you need or the numbers; I needed help from someone & then it was fine. Seems like a good idea!
An essential organizational tool
I wanted this item since I first saw it online. Easy to use, it has brought organization to the nightmare of passwords jotted down all over. Highly recommend it as gift and for oneself.
Great gizmo for a baby boomer!
cute and useful. But I had to buy a new battery right out of the box.
It is a great little gadget for storing your memory. Instead of constantly asking someone for their password to enter a web site we have this handy little memory device. Great idea!
not enough information
Do not have enough information for keyboard operation.
can only print out the first letter on each key.
a-- d-- g-- etc.
Seems to work
Seems to be very cheaply made, does not slide easily. Hopefully with great care it will hold up and work bur i dont anticipate that. Great idea, wish i could find one more durable. Returns are not that simple for Sharper Image so I kept it.
So much safer than a written list
Keys are tiny.
I love it
Now my husband doesnt have to always ask me for the passwords for the things he doesnt remember! Its not at his fingertips!!
Love my Password Vault.
Gives me a sense of security.
EASY to USE!!!!
Very easy to use. Compact and handy. So useful for log-on information as well as PIN numbers. I havent had it very long, so cant review about length of time yet.
Handy & Easy to Use
Compact. Carry in my purse to use anywhere
Great Idea but difficult to use
With everything requiring passwords and user names and the ever increasing identity theft threat, this is a long overdue product. I would be willing to pay a bit more for higher quality. The technology exists today for a more user friendly, easier to use product. When someone comes up with it I will buy it. For now however this product serves my needs.
U have to push the power button hard to get it to turn on.
Should have two shift buttons
it functions as advertised
I would rate this higher but it uses the "old" keyboard. A telephone keyboard, so you have to hit the keys multiple times to type. Takes a while to get out passwords and ids. Otherwise it is a very basic password keeper and so far has worked as advertised.
Good Concept, Faulty Execution
Would be best if it could be loaded directly from a computer database. Should be slim enough to fit in a wallet. No need for a keyboard...USB or Bluetooth connection to a laptop would suffice.
great idea for al of my passwords
good for the busy family and with multi devices that require passwords
Nice concept but does not work.
Good idea, but lacking important feature
Good memory extender but not east of efficient to use.
Finally a place for passwords!!
So helpful to keep all passwords together in one secure place.
Great While it Worked
I puchased this product as a gift for my husband last March so it is not even a year old as yet. It has a 90 day warranty although if you are storing passwords you certainly expect it to last for some time. It did work very well and my husband used it daily until two days ago when it suddendly stopped accepting the main password to open. We tried to reset and change the battery to no avail.We googled the problem and found many folks have encoutered the same issue with no solution.Sharper image was not able to offer much help. They did give me their Vendor phone contact although that persons voice mail was full so I was not able to leave a message...not a ggod sign.
Great idea but it needs to work or they need to be able to fix the bugs.
I purchased one I would purchase another
This device is an easy set-up easy to use and dependable
I enjoy using this.
It beats writing on Index cards. Will be giving some as gifts soon.
Password Vault saves the day
Keeping track of passwords is a bit of a pain and you dont want to write them down for the whole world to see. This is a user friendly gadget and quite helpful. I wish it had a querty keyboard instead of one where you press twice for the second letter, three times for the third but it takes up very little space on your desk (and, yes, you need a Password to get into it.) Very worth the money.
I like it.
Use it at home.
i bought 3 for friends and we all like t
two were gifts, one for me, wish id had it sooner would have been easier to find all the passwords i needed to put in it!
A MUST ORGANIZER
This is the best device to end the frustration you experience every time you need your user name and password and cannot locate it. This organizes all of those passwords and user names you can never remember where you wrote. The best invention.
Great memory helper, not so great input
I have many password protected accounts. This helps keep them all near without memorizing all the data. Any changes can be edited fairly quickly. With the old style keyboard, entering data is a bit of a chore.
Make life easier
Remembering so many user names & passwords gets more & more difficult, but with this compact device it is possible to go with a tough-to-break opener and get to all of the info you need to have secure. Works well even for a few users in a single household to agree on the code to get into the device and have it all handy.
Purchased two Vaults for gifting Christmas. One for husband and a relative. Sure helps with all the many passwords written in unorganized spiral binder. Both people love them and they both work great and very clever. Both arrived in their product boxes in flimsy bubble envelope, the boxes smushed on corners, but the Vaults no damage and work just fine. Purchased GPS padded zipped small carry cases for the Vaults from an office supply store. Both gift receivers were thrilled with gift. Ordering another one for an upcoming birthday gift.
Complicated to use. Still trying.
I cant yet offer much in the way of specifics. It seems complicated to me, but I will go back and figure it out. Great idea -- thats why Ill stick with it. So my impression could change.
Too Big to cary
Not sure I will use it much, it is bigger than my cell phone.
ease of operation sold me!
ease of use
Awesome product, exactly what I needed!
No more stressing over misplaced loose papers that have pass codes on them!
This eliminates all the papers everywhere and the fear of forgetting one.
Very handy gadget
This is a handy gadget if you have many passwords to remember. The main problem I have with it is I have to hold it under a light to read the display as it doesnt seem to have any backlighting. It cannot be used effectively in dim light.
Password Vault is so convenient!
This is such a great tool since my husband and I have two computers and share a lot of accounts. Its so much easier to be able to just look up the information we need when going online, whether than having to call each other, or send text messages.
SAVE WITH CONFIDENCE
THE LIMITATION OF NOT HAVING A BACKLIGHT FOR THE KEYBOARD IS A DRAWBACK. SHIFT/PUNCTUATION IS AWKWARD. I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. IT HAS SAVED ME TIME AND FROM FRUSTRATION. AN ADDITIONAL DURABLE PROTECTIVE POUCH WOULD BE USEFUL FOR TRAVEL, ETC.
PASSWORD VAULT -- A MUST HAVE
Personal use: gives me a secure log for all of my user IDs and passwords.
Since it doesnt light up, it can only be used with artificial light, or natural light.
Faster than a Speeding Address Book
If periodic senior moments sneak up on you, and youre not in Menses, this is for you! I didnt realize I had so many private/secret/hard-to-remember IDs. Will probably not utilize all 400 accounts, but the 30+ Ive input so far are "vaulted" and I almost feel like Ive won the lottery. All I have to do now is remember my single Key Password. Purchased one for myself and 3 as gifts; the one gifted so far produced a near state of ecstasy – I love mine – and in two weeks the others will be in the mail.
Good/clear instructions, (do read), simple to use, and greatly appreciate "Note" section.
Only con may be inadvertently turning it off by hitting the clear, brightly-colored orange On/Off button, due to my little fingers habitual move to some key in that position on my computer keyboard ... think its the Shift key. This is more of a momentary laps on my part, probably caused by my excitement in playing with a new toy ... did I mention senior moments?
Good product, very happy, definitely recommend.
Too bad you have to scroll down the whole list of entries to find your item instead of going to a letter of the alphabet first. However this password vault is still a very good product.
Purchased as gifts
What a great idea - purchased two for gifts - one for husband and one for relative. Will purchase another one for gifting if I have positive feedbacks. Cant wait to toss the ol messy and unorganized notebook and use this nifty little guy! So glad I spotted on SI website.
Purchased 2 GPS-sized carry cases from a local office supplier (@$20 ea) as they dont come with a case. Each will be protected now for travel, etc.
I read over the instruction pamphlet that is included and appears simple to set up and use.
Even without using, at this point would give the product an overall 5*.
One huge drawback is the packaging method SI used - a flimsy thin-layered bubble envelope and no additional padding surrounding the 2 Vaults! Both boxes the Vaults came in were smushed - just hope Vaults function correctly. If not, will return Vaults as I kept the damaged mailing envelope and boxes as proof.
The best in the market
Very helpful tool for all password with a password to get in and also have memory when batteries are changed.
Better than expected
It was a gift for my husband who has several passwords in a tiny old notebook. He was very excited.
What a great Idea
What a great Idea, much better than little pieces of paper all over the place that you can never remember where you put them.
I love my password vault.
This is great. Had passwords hanging all over the place. This is easy to use and everything is stored in on place.
For those of us who have more then one
I have to many passwords this product is great if you use a lot of different passwords
This is the second Password Vault that I have purchased. This one is for my husband for Christmas, it beats thumbing through tons of notecards and it keeps your passwords safe.
More trouble than its worth!
This gadget is not worth the trouble! I almost sent it back after spending hours entering data, but stuffed it in a drawer instead.
Great Christmas gift for guys
Good tool to use for organization.
Simple but functional
Use it to manage passwords electronically but not on network
Easy to use,but the screen for Notes is too small,does not allow enough notes.
It does not have the symbol for coma (,)
Passwords? No problem!
I dont like the fact that I cant have the same password for everything, I just cant remember them all! The Password Vault is great and not to big to carry around. Now I have all my passwords at my finger tips, Im very happy with it.
Easy to use and secure
Great way to organize and keep safe all of your computer/other passwords. Works well with computer passwords but also lock combinations, answers to special security questions. Would be better if more symbols included on the keyboard. However, remembering one password to this little box is far better than trying to remember all of your secrets.
A great idea-simple yet safe and easy.
It is nice to know my passwords are not in cyberspace.
not as functional as I expected,
overpriced versus versatility
Great for people who forget passwords
easy to program/use. have all your passwords/pin numbers at your fingertips
What a time saver
The first set of buttons below the screen dont work good, have to press them several times to work. The key board buttons work great.
One place to safely keep all passwords
Great to have one place to safely keep all passwords.
Timeconsuming entry though. But once it is entered, you are done and safe.
Very Compact way to keep passwords safe
I travel a lot. This makes it easy to keep track of my passwords whereever I am without having to work hard to access or update my password list. I find it cumbersome when having to wade my way through the alphabetic list. Would be nice to have an option to go to a specific letter or do a find. It also it awkward to enter numbers and special characters. It would be nice to have a shift option like a regular key board. The special character option is very limited. It would be nice to have a few more which are more commonly used in passwords such as the $ and the &. The notes section is a little limited.
Great,time saving, handy and quick.
Good item when you have a lot of IDs and Passwords.
Great Organizer, no more hunting
The password vault is really wonderful. I dont have to hunt through everything to find the one I want, it is right there at the push of a button. It has a back light on it which makes it very easy to read also. I dont know about the battery life, I havent had it long enough but Im sure it will be as good as other electronic devices now days.
I am keeping all sensitive info on this. I really am relieved that it is not internet connected and, I assume, cannot be hacked. Good product.
I keep this with me at all times. It is secure and a life-saver.
Purchased for myself & friends.
Organized and stored all my passwords in one place and I only have to remember one ID and password. Easy and safe to carry anywhere. Easy to use.
Love this Password Vault!
Very easy to use with clear instructions. Didnt take long to catch on to how it works. It did take me a couple of days to enter all the info but once entered, it works great. You can enter info in any order and it comes out in alphabetical order. You can do a search very easily to find what youre looking for by typing in the first few letters. However, be aware that if you enter it in caps, you need to search by caps so be consistent or youll have to remember if you entered the name of the web site in caps or lower case. Other than a few little things, I love this product.
great not having to remember all the passwords now just one. for me thats hard enough.
Very easy to use
Easy way to keep track of all your passwords in one location. I no longer have multiple slips of paper all over my desks at home and work now that I have the Password Vault. I just carry this in my purse and all my passwords and Internet addresses are in one easy to find location.
I like that it is compact enought to fit into a purse, luggage so that it is available to me at anytime. The security on the vault ensures that it will be difficult for anyone to retrieve any of my passwords. Would make a wonderful Christmas, graduation or birthday gift.
All your passwords in one place
Easy to use.
all the passwords I have in one easy dev
I bought this for myself, as I have my passwords in my wallet, my cellphone, and even on some scraps of paper. This password vault now keeps all of them together and its now they are much easier and faster to find. I wish Id thought of this item!
Just what I wanted
Functions well, very basic, not sure if that is a pro or con, so easy to use, which is important.
This item: very easy to use.
a nice device
I am trying to get the hang of using it. When I put in the wrong letter and try to delete just that letter it deletes everything. I have to work with it a little more.
SANITY SAVING PASSWORD VAULT
This has been a terrific addition for my attempts to maintain both sanity and "PASSWORDS"!!
Concept is good
The concept is good however the entry of passwords can be tedious at first (I had 80 passwords to enter). The scrolling process to find a PW can be tedious
finally, only one password to remember!
Most people are guilty of writing down passwords and storing them on their computer...bad idea. And its really not a good idea to auto save passwords either. The vault is small enough to carry around so you can take it to work or on trips when you might need to use a computer other than your own. Easy access and secure. Ill be getting another one for my son when he goes to college.
Gave as a gift to my boss, who is constantly forgeting his multiple passwords (we work in banking at when I say multiple I mean multiple) This has been nothing but a life saver for him!
I leave it on my desk so it will close to my computer. I have my passwords in my phone, but in case it gets stolen, I will have them in my password vault.
A time saver
sharper product remembers all
excellent product and good value. remembers all that you forget. i great place to store your brain
I use this product almost every day. Its a great little item to add to your office especially if you have numerous passwords to remember. The only down side to it is that the cover does not open far enough and can make typing difficult. Otherwise it does its job very well and is a durable little gadget.
This item is better then having a box full of file cards on your desk and its very easy to access what you want. I got one for my wife also, and she loves it.
"A very smart move"
A much needed item for senior citizens. I spend a lot of time on my computer; resulting in many, many user IDs & passwords. I have used many forms of password storage concepts. My son purchased the "Password Vault" a couple of years ago, and has been thoroughly pleased with the product. The only inconvenient aspect of the product being, it doesnt have a "QWERTY" keyboard. I would purchase again if needed.
I would buy this product again and again
I love this Password Vault.It was very easy to program.I wish it were thinner.
great product and price too
solves a lot of paper clutter
Pass Word Safe is just that
Keeps everything in one SAFE place
Tedious to use, and poor instructions
I use this ONLY to backup my online PW vault. It is too slow to access it regularly, and definitely takes too long to add or edit regularly. Once yes, always, no. It has a very fragile feeling and warns not to shake or drop-could break internal circuit boards. Understandable, but suspect this may not take long, even on an accidental basis. Nice to have a backup to my online, in case it goes awry. Really expected more for the price. And to clarify, I WOULD recommend to a friend for the same limited, but important uses that I have listed. Not bad, just not as great as I had hoped for. Guess I was hoping for American made. Thanks.
The Cure for CRS
The password vault is a nice solution for the proliferation of PINs, passwords, and codes we all accumulate. It used to be you just had a couple, but now an average computer user can easily wind up with 50 or 100 or more. You dont want to carry them around with you on a piece of paper, and this way you have access to all of them and just have to remember one. NICE!
My only complaint is what others have said-to get a capital letter to have to use the caps lock and then unlock it. Most passwords are case sensitive, so this is important. A dedicated caps key wouldnt have been too much to ask. I would also recommend NOT to put your name and address on the device. If it is lost, it is lost, but you dont want to invite hackers and thieves. Other than that it is great. It will alphabetize your entries too, which is handy.
Meets my needs, thanks!
SECURE AND SAFE
It was easy to add accounts with log on and pass words, instructions very easy. The fact that it is secure with your information once your pin passcode is entered. I am happy with the purchase.
I call this my memory secret pad
I use this product for anything I might forget. like birthdays,anniversaries ,codes,numbers passwords.etc...
A small product with alot of big important information.This was I gift for myself I really needed it. I just which that it came with a little pouch to put it in,Im trying to find one.Thank you.
GOOD IDEA - COULD BE VASTLY BETTER
This is a great idea that wasnt executed very well. On the pro side it is very secure and dependable due to the lock-out feature and flash memory that wont lose your data even if the battery runs out. On the con side it is bulky making it hard to carry all the time, has no way to back it up so if it breaks all is lost, has no backlight and (in the beginning) is extremely difficult to input new items although once you do editing of the passwords is not too bad if you change frequently. The main problems are (as mentioned) inputting is extremely tedious due to the old cellphone style keyboard, there are very few special characters if you use them in passwords and looking up data is extremely tedious also if you have a lot of entries due to no search or scroll functions so you must click one by one through the entries and if you go back to the main menu you must do that all again. If you have 400 entries, advertised as a plus getting to the middle ones would be a real task as a big minus. But mostly this mach
A GREAT LITTLE "TOOL"!
We wanted a small, lightweight item that we could always have with us either at home or when we travel that would keep all our usernames and passwords safe OFFLINE. This is a perfect little gadget that does just that, and I am so glad we found this!
This is great if you travel and want to stow passwords securely. Unlike using a device to store the info on your computer, no one else can use this gizmo, since it requires secure info to enter the "vault". A little laborious to use, but probably worth the effort.
Finally, an easy to use tool.
this password saver is great! I can finally get rid of all those little pieces of paper with users and passwords on them.
Password Vault keyboard a pain
I use this to hold all my passwords at home and for travel. It uses a password to allow access to all content, so its more secure than carrying around a written list of passwords. The alpha numeric keyboard is a pain for entering info, and its a bit clunky, but again, its better than carrying around a written list of passwords, especially when traveling.
Was tired of keeping track of my user IDs and passwords in a paper notebook. The password vault greatly reduces the time and effort to keep track of these.
really handy, bought 3 of them for famil
poor instructions, but easy to use once you figure it out
Safety and Convenience
Enabled me to get rid of insecure password lists. Lite enuf to carry around.
When your forgetter is working overtime
I needed this tool as a go to place where all of my different paswords are stored conveniently
thought it would have a back light on it to look up your list. and it could be a little bigger.
peace of mind
use in case cant recall item
great because it is light & compact
Good Idea.....Needs Refining
Needs to have a regular keyboard; takes too long typing in each entry.
The passwordword vault will save me much time and frustration in not having to look up passwords. I hated having to go through my long list of passwords when I needed one.
I do have rather large and insensensitive finger tips so the small keys are sometimes difficult for me to use, especialy the direction keys near the OK key. I often get the OK key instead of the directional key.
A little clunky to use ...
Cool idea and eliminates the whole password-on-a-sticky note conundrum which is attractive for business owners with website, banking, and e-commerce ids. Design is not very sleek for those of us who are used to blackberries and iphones. Could use a little updating. The concept is great, but the design is a little too retro (and not in a good way). Its sort of like a flat screen monitor versus the old bubble monitors. Whod want to go back to the bubble?
Keyboard not that easy to use
I intend to use the product but it is not easy to enter the information. Not really what I expected.
Easy storage for passwords
Easy storage for passwords
Its about time!!!
Its about time someone came up with a password storage device. Safe place for all passwords instead of having pieces of paper scattered around.
This was given to me as a gift, because I can never remember any of my passwords.
Now I just have to remember one.
About time someone came up with a compact, handy place to store all passwords in a secure manner.
nice product, poor entry directions
If one is not tech savvy, the directions for entering specific letters and numbers is not in the user directions. I had to ask someone else how to get the letters and numbers I wanted entered to show up. It would get a 5 star rating if not for this issue.
peace of mind
Input is time consuming but it is a one time chore. The effort is worth the peace of mind
This is great for IDs and password you do not use on a daily basis, especially for those of us getting older and harder to remember every password, especiaslly when they tell you make sure you vary them for safetys reasons
Got this for my husband as a gift. He could not keep up with where he had put his passwords...now that problem is solved. He is very pleased with his gift.
Great Idea - Easy To Use
This device really met a need!
Wish it had a lighted screen!
I was excited to purchase this item since I have trouble keeping passwords straight. The keyboard is archaic and awkward to use. It doesnt have the ability to use certain characters and its a pain to enter the ones it does use. It would be nice to have the screen light up, you have to get it in the right light to read it or type on it. Great idea but needs refined.
I am not sure if I will use this much.
I wish the printing was darker, so it would be easier to see.
i have only had it a few days and have found it very easy to use. only possible problem i see with mine is the on button seems a little flimsy as you have to press it several times for it to turn on. i will watch and see if it is a defective unit. otherwise a nice product
Takes a bit of time
This is a great idea to keep your passcodes secure. The only downfall is that I have so many to enter! It will be a joy to use once all are entered!
Love the password vault. Now I only have
Tstorey passwords in one place
I love the Password Vault!
I had so many different passwords that it was difficult to keep track of them. I kept them in a small notebook but I worried about someone getting a hold of it and misusing the information.
The Password Vault was easy to use. Entering the Passwords into the device is quick. Its simple to search for a specific account and editing the entries is a snap.
Good simple unit
Does a simple job well.
I bought this for older people as a gift. They had a problem putting in the information and appeared it was too complicated for them. Problem was with the people not the password vault.
I like the safe for saving my passwords, but wish it had a separate number keyboard, or shift to numbers. Its really slow to use with letters and numbers combined. I also wonder what happens when the battery has to be changed.
Secret lists gone forever
I bought this for my husband who was always lost among his many "secret notes" for his credit card, computer and email codes. Now he is happier and well organized with all his codes in one safe and handy device.
Seems to work as advertised.
Once the info is entered the paper notes are tossed and life should be safer and more organized.
Great storage for Passwords etc.
Wish I had this earlier in my life it would have saved me some time and sweat trying to remember all my pass words.
Just what the doctor ordered! Excellent!
I have a minor closed head injury leaving me with next to no memory. This compact device is a lifesaver as I need many passwords for both work and home.
I would buy this product again.
Its hard to remember all the passwords that I have, this product really helps me out.
This is a great timesaver
This tool has eliminated my frustration at trying to remember so many different passwords. I now can stop jotting down passwords (as I SHOULDNT) and quickly enter them in the unit.
It is lightweight. I keep it next to my computer for ready access.
secure and practical
THis is the most practical solution to a difficult problem: keeping track of multiple passwords to a vast array of accounts.
Bought as a gift. Party really liked it.
Got as gift for someone who loves anything electronic-----really like it and started imputting right away!!!
EVERY REVIEW IS NOT ALWAYS CORRECT !!
saw in another review that keyboard did not lock in open position but, this is not true > you just need to give it a little extra push and you will feel it lock in place . i had no problems with this product > works very well !!!
needs quicker way to switch # to letters
Loading it is very slow because of the awkward way of switching from letters to numbers. There were no directions on how to shift from numbers to letters. Could be excellant device once loaded.
this product is really great,easy to edit passwords & user ids.Great for people who change their info frequently.
Wow This is a No Brainer
For a forgetful person like I can be this product insures I wont be locked out of my favorite web sites because I dont remember the password. Genius. Sheer genius.
Keep your passwords in one place!!
Its so nice not to have to keep track of little pieces of paper with my passwords on them. Easy to use and it makes me feel somewhat organized.
The unit does not offer all of the symbols found on a standard keyboard. It is a little awkward to use.
Perfect for managing all my passwords!
Ikeep all of my work and personal passwords without worry that anyone else can access them.
A must have
Between work and home I have hundreds of passwords to remember. This makes it a lot easier then writing everything down.
Eliminate your Idenity Thieft chances
Keep all your passwords protected and not just written down and available to unauthorized people.
Compact and easy to travel with.
I give this product a 4 hard to type
This product is not really big and you should use a stylus to type small keyboard and the screen is hard to see it should have been a white backround with dark letters and if you can get by these problems it is a very usefol product.The product is very easy to use and very secure.