Ever since the introduction of Windows 10, biometric security options have been supported on PCs ranging from the expected premium systems down to the most basic budget-friendly systems. While some laptops have special webcams for facial recognition, fingerprint logins have become a standard for many systems, but they’re far from ubiquitous. Now there’s an option for fingerprint-based security on any Windows 10 PC, with the Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key, a tiny USB fingerprint reader. The tiny USB device combines a compact USB dongle, a 360-degree fingerprint sensor, FIDO U2F certification for use in two-factor logons, and works with popular password managers like Dashlane, LastPass and Keeper. It’s small enough to leave plugged into any Windows PC, even a laptop that goes in and out of your bag, letting you take it on the go for security anywhere you happen to be.
The compact design is built with portability in mind, with a low-profile dongle and a cover that attaches to a key chain. The ability to easily carry the scanner with you from one PC to another with your pocket change makes it immensely more portable than the scanners of even a year ago, which were generally clunky affairs that attached via a short USB cable.
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