USB fingerprint reader for $10 — WTF?

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While fingerprint-reading security peripherals aren’t exactly the new kids on the block, the latest offering from AuthenTec has two distinct things going for it – its compact size and its $10 launch price. The Eikon mini is Mac and PC compatible, has a built-in USB connector and when plugged in, measures just 0.6 x 0.75 x by 0.5 inches (15 x 19 x 13 mm).

Designed to be carried in your pocket or remain plugged in to notebooks and tablets (at least those tablets with a USB port or a port adaptor), the Eikon mini uses AuthenTec’s TrueSuite fingerprint sensor software to provide access security, password management, secure web browsing and, for the PC version, file/folder lock.

You can contact AuthenTec here. Fingerprint-reading is the weapon of choice for all the IT folks I work with who really need the cheapest and best access control. Even on cold snowy mornings trying to get into work through the back door of a bank. :)

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Written by Ed Campbell

June 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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  1. Uchenna Ofodile

    You should also consider BioScrypt’s fingerprint reader from: http://www.jmacsupply.com/Bioscrypt_s/120.htm
    The V-Prox Reader was an excellent choice for me because it included a built-in Proximity Reader from L-1 identity solutions. It also has excellent storage! It stores up to 4000 templates for 1:1 verification. I also enjoyed the integrated HID Proximity Reader.

    Uchenna Ofodile

    July 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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