'Fingerprint Safe' can take the heat

Biometric safe withstands 1,700-degree temperaturess

Uber-Review

We never did think much of personal safes that respond to voice commands or come in froufrou colors . When it comes to protecting our personal belongings, we're traditionalists--as in, we don't need anything too fancy, just something that won't get us ripped off.

So even though the "Fingerprint Safe" isn't the old-fashioned dial variety from the Bonnie and Clyde era, we appreciate its combination of old and new with formidable hardware and biometric access. The new part, of course, is the technology that can recognize up to 10 fingerprints (as well as a key and digital code, in case the reader is buggy). The old? As Uber-Review notes, it can withstand temperatures up to 1,700 degrees for a full hour.

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