Biometric USB password key worthy of ‘Mission: Impossible’

At last, a password protection drive that could star in a “Mission: Impossible” movie.

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I hate to use the term “sexy” to describe a gadget, but if the myIDkey isn’t “sexy,” at least it’s “damn fine.” It takes the concept of a USB drive that protects all your passwords and does it up right with voice-activated search, biometric fingerprint identification, and Bluetooth.

Making a USB password protection device sound exciting? That’s pretty hot.

I’m not the only person who thinks myIDkey is worth a look. It just launched its Kickstarter project and already has pulled in more than $87,000 (and rising fast) toward its $150,000 goal. A $99 pledge price gets you a myIDkey with two different protective sleeves.

Like most other USB password keys, you can plug myIDkey into a computer and it will auto-complete your information into pertinent forms. You can also store documents and files on it like a regular USB drive. What’s cooler, though, is the voice-search function. Say the name of your bank, for example, and the key will show the information on an OLED display. Not just anyone can talk to the key and get results, though. You first have to unlock it by swiping your finger.

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