updated 02:25 pm EST, Tue November 7, 2006
Bio Slider II flash drive
Kanguru's Bio Slider II is a USB 2.0 flash drive with a built-in fingerprint reader. When a user first sets up the drive, he's asked to rest his finger on the reader for an initial scan; thereafter, only he and authorized secondary users have data access. The security software and up to ten fingerprints are kept onboard. To access the Bio Slider, users need only connect it and make a quick swipe with the appropriate finger. Password access can be toggled as an option should you be worried about the reader malfunctioning. The drive uses 128-bit encryption, and is only compatible with Windows 98 or greater. Pricing for the product starts at $80 for 256MB, and scales to $280 for 5.4GB.