Fingerprint scanner to lock up the Mac

It's now available for Apple computers at a reasonable price.

UPEK

With Macs getting all tarted up in gold and diamonds these days, their security is more important than ever--inside and out. The " Laptop Wallet " may help you hang onto the machine itself, but you'll presumably want to keep any unauthorized perps locked out of the data as well.

UPEK's "Eikon Digital Privacy Manager" can help you do just that. It's a biometric device that reads fingerprints for access to whatever you want, connecting to the computer by USB, OhGizmo says.

The device has been available for PCs but can now be used on Apple computers with software downloaded separately. Although there are other fingerprint scanners on the market, this one has the distinct advantage of relative affordabilty at just $39.

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