21 November, 2018
The Password Safe is a $49.95 electronic device that looks like a 90s-era standalone word processor. It stores your passwords inside of it. Which would be great, except:
1. A paper notebook would also do this, for about a dollar.
2. If you lose the password for the Password Safe itself, you’re fucked.
3. If the Password Safe’s battery dies, you’re fucked.
4. If the Password Safe breaks, you’re fucked.
There is a cheaper version available for $31, which uses a cellphone-text-message system for entering your passwords, which may be even more hilarious than the one in the picture up there, considering that every “secure” password now requires 14 characters, 3 capital letters, 2 numbers, and 4 symbols. It has 29 one-star reviews, which reflect the unfortunate reality that it works about as well as you’d imagine.