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.)