Keezel 2.0 VPN Portable Router 2020 Latest Updated Review
Keezel is a small, sleek hardware device designed to encrypt your data using VPN technology when using unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots. You can secure all of your devices with just one Keezel
The pocket size of Keezel makes it very easy to move around wherever you go without the need for AC power or any complicated procedures.
It’s not just the size that makes Keezel stand out; Keezel uses strong 256-bit encryption to secure your Internet connection without the need to install or configure any software on your devices.
In addition, it protects your browsing activities from malware and annoying popup ads.
Keezel is also very flexible and adaptable with different platforms.
It can run on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Linux, the Internet of Things gadgets, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazonfire TV, and more.
What’s in the box
In the box, you’ll find the Keezel itself, which is rather nicely designed — it’s neither too bulky nor heavy.
There’s also a reversible USB Type-A to Micro USB connector (a nice touch), a carry pouch, and a couple of manuals to get you up and running.
Keezel packs in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support with both 2.4 and 5GHz modes available, with AES256 encryption used as standard.
There’s a Micro USB port for charging the Keezel and a second USB Type-A port for powering up other devices, such as your smartphone.
The little hub packs in an 8,000mAh battery, which is certainly enough to fully charge up any smartphone in addition to its regular duties
The Power Bank Feature
The company expects the battery to last 20 hours or more on a single charge. Although this will vary on how much you download and the number of connected devices.
I obtained multiple days of use on every charge, so battery life is certainly nothing to worry about.
Keezel offers a range of purchasing options. The basic package is priced at $179/199 euros, and comes with unlimited basic VPN use which is capped at 500kbps.
There are one and two-year premium VPN options priced at $229/249 euros, and $289/289 euros respectively, which offer HD streaming speeds and many more global VPN locations.
After your premium subscription ends, you can pay $60/60 euros for each additional year, which is reasonably competitive.
Secure Public Wi-Fi made Simpl
If you’re fed up of logging into public Wi-Fi over and over again for your laptop, and personal and business phones, Keezel is a breath of fresh air.
It eliminates the tediousness of connecting up multiple devices while simultaneously keeping them all secure at no extra hassle.
Setting up for the first time on all your devices takes the same time as connecting to any other Wi-Fi network.
It’s a familiar process — turn on your Wi-Fi, connect to your Keezel, enter your password and you’re connected.
How it Compares to a VPN App
First up, Keezel works with virtually anything that can connect to Wi-Fi. You can connect your SmartTV, Chromecast, and even Xbox to Keezel for secure browsing and streaming.
That’s a lot more options than any regular VPN app, though given the lack of a plug socket it’s definitely not intended for home use in that way.
Perhaps I’ll have to start bringing a Chromecast with me for hotel room TVs.
Keezel partners with ProXPN, Le VPN, NordVPN, and PureVPN to offer a wide range of locations and plenty of bandwidth as part of your subscription.
You can’t pick which partner your connection goes through, just which country the server is in.
This relationship offers an extra layer of protection with the VPN providers though because to them you’re just an anonymous Keezel user rather than a potentially identifiable subscriber.
The Keezel 2.0 VPN Portable Router is shaped similarly to an earbud charging case.
The elongated cylindrical design makes it the device look a bit nicer than so many of its square counterparts.
In a lot of ways, it’s like a slightly more portable version of the Syfer Unlimited Smart VPN Router.
Though its mobile design isn’t as impressive, Syfer does have somewhat more flexible approach to VPN services.
In any case, this unit is pretty close to hand-held size. It measures about 3 x 5 x 2 inches.
With respect to its speed, it should be clear from the nature of a VPN service that you are going to run a tad slower on Keezel than you would totally unprotected. But for their part, this hardware isn’t going to be the cause of you slowing down.
Once you turn it on, Keezel makes creating your own private network a pretty straightforward process.
The first step is to connect Keezel to whatever network you’d like to join.
Keezel 2.0 VPN Portable Router
The next step is to connect Keezel to whatever wired or wireless devices that you’d like to protect.
Trying to get secure access on your smartphone?
The Keezel 2.0 VPN makes that fairly simple, by raising a layer of protection between you and the rest of the network.
In direct comparison with running a standard VPN service, Keezel can feel a little redundant.
However, a big part of the appeal of Keezel is that you’re able to run a bigger network.
In fact, you can connect up to 10 devices. Traveling with friends or family? That can be pretty important.