Amybeth Hale – Research Goddess

Cool Tool Alert: Biometric Flash Drive
May 18, 2009, 8:00 am
Filed under: Cool Tool Alert, Technology

Flash drives are getting cheaper and cheaper, and are becoming more and more handy for making our work portable. Just a couple of common uses for flashdrives include:

  • Resume storage for quick upload at a career fair, instead of carrying paper copies
  • Backing up a presentation in case your laptop crashes or isn’t compatible with the A/V equipment
  • Carrying all your recruiting tools with you so you can work from multiple locations
  • Backing up entire hard drives

There is an increased need to secure these little devices as their storage capacity grows and grows. The more information you can store the more likely it is that security will be needed. Many people store personal articles and work articles together and if it were to be misplaced or stolen, it could be disastrous.

Fortunately, Ennova Direct was recently granted a patent for a new biometrical secure flash drive. Pure coolness!

“The flash drive features an OLED screen that acts as a fingerprint scanner for data security and has a retractable flip cover that keeps the screen safe and retracts the USB connector. The OLED screen is interactive as well as being a fingerprint reader and allows the user to choose specific files from the drive to access.”

Ennova Direct will plan to launch the flash drive under the ION Technologies brand at the beginning of 2010. Sign me up for one once they’re available!


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Love that design!!
I believe that in order to really backup and encrypt your files you should also think of the consequences of others finding the external secure flash drive.

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