Have secrets? This is just for you. A biometric memory stick for your computer. You drag your finger twice over the little sensor (the orange strip at the bottom end), and that encodes your fingerprint. Then, only you can get access to the data in your memory stick when you plug it into a computer, by again passing your finger over the sensor. (There is a sliding door to protect the sensor.)
Am I a Luddite (don't answer that!), or is this a technology in search of a purpose? Maybe I don't have many secrets, but I think there will be limited demand for this. On the other hand, maybe I should add more intrigue to my life and find some secret data that I want to carry around with me.
Do you have secret data that you would want to protect this way? Hmm, is it HIPAA compliant to carry patient data in this manner? Perhaps our CIO, John Halamka, or others will comment on that.
(The company that makes this is call TwinMOS.)