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Buffalo USB Drive with Fingerprint Reader

Buffalo USB Drive with Fingerprint Reader (Image courtesy Buffalo.jp)
By Andrew Liszewski

As USB drives get smaller they also get easier to lose. And as their capacity increases it also means that’s more and more data going missing. While you can’t always keep your drive safe you can at least ensure the data on it is protected if and when it disappears.

This new Buffalo USB drive incorporates a fingerprint reader allowing you to encrypt or unlock the data stored on the drive with a simple swipe of your finger. The drive comes in sizes ranging from 256MB up to 2GB and can even be used to protect the computer it’s attached to with a special screensaver that locks the system until you swipe your finger. (And presumably can’t be beaten by simply removing/stealing the attached drive.)

[Buffalo USB Drive with Fingerprint Reader] VIA [Akihabara News]







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2 responses to “Buffalo USB Drive with Fingerprint Reader”

  1. Gizmodo says:

    Buffalo USB Thumb Drive With Fingerprint Reader…

    Like the A-Data FP1, this USB drive contains a fingerprint reader to protect your precious data. In order to access the drive from a computer, your fingerprint needs to be provided via the included reader. In case your fingerprint changes,……

  2. SCI FI Tech says:

    Fingerprint-reading USB drive: for your eyes only…

    We love technology that makes things more convenient (that’s the point of it, really), but the price of such convenience can often be reduced security. I mean, who’s ever……