Portable hard drives are becoming cheaper with larger storage sizes, but one of the most overlooked areas is the issue of data security.
A new model from Seoul-based Sarotech, the curiously named "Cutie Bio," has integrated a fingerprint scanner into an external USB 2.0 drive. With a swipe of your finger, the data is instantly accessible; once it's removed from the PC, the information becomes encrypted gibberish.
At about $58.55, we would say it would seem a good deal for everyone--except for one small detail. The fingerprint software works with only Windows machines, which takes Mac owners out of the equation. There is a version that is not only Mac compatible, but also Linux-friendly, but it uses the more expensive 1.8-inch drives and the availability is yet to be announced.
(Source: Crave Asia)