Over the years, computer makers have long introduced security solutions like fingerprint sensors that have been built into the computer itself – usually found in laptops. Now, HP has announced another security measure with the HP USB Fingerprint Mouse.
As the name implies, this is a mouse that comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor. What this means is that users will be able to use biometric security to protect their computers, but instead of having to reach over to their computers to scan their fingerprints, all they’ll have to do is put their finger on their mouse, which their hands should be on already.
HP is also boasting AES-256 bit security encryption that is supposed to store your fingerprint information securely, although we’re not sure how many would feel comfortable about storing such information on a device that can be easily lost or stolen.
It is a wired mouse so if you’re someone who prefers their accessories wireless, then maybe this isn’t the mouse for you. However, if you think it might come in handy, HP will be making the mouse available for purchase this December where it will be priced at $49 (N17,800).