I created a wallet on an old Android Phone (around 2013, 2014) unfortunately didn’t purchased any coins (I regret deeply), but I had very small amount, like very very little deposited by others as test. For some reason I did a backup of the wallet in my dropbox account (I know, many people told me I did wrong, but it was just a wallet for testing, like I said, it was a small amount). Many years passed by and the phone no longer works, but I was able to recover both BTC and BCH (the wallet was before the split) thanks to the backup I did, and used a wallet on my work laptop then I transferred to the exchange company to cash out since I didn’t had any plans of using it and helped me as a test again.
I started purchasing btc and other cryptocurrencies like a year ago, and everything is on the exchange company right now. I want to transfer the money to a cold wallet, but I wonder how durable those pieces of hardware are. Some of those look like USB Sticks which are not very durable and with the experience of a phone no longer working, I fear losing everything if that tiny piece of hardware gets screwed over time. I know it needs to be a on safe and that is safer than in the exchange, but nevertheless the fear is there.
How has been your experience with those devices?