Microsoft has just announced via a post on the Windows Experience Blog that BIO-Key's Windows Hello fingerprint readers are now available at Microsoft Stores. Availability means that you can now purchase one of these readers to more easily add an extra layer of security to your PC and log into your favorite Windows 10 device using Windows Hello.
The fingerprint reader devices are extremely compact in size and plug into your PC via USB. According to Microsoft, sign in using these devices only takes a simple swipe or touch, and give you access to your PC in less than 2 seconds, or up to 3 times faster than a password that you have to remember and type in. The devices are available in 3 flavors, all of which are described and linked for you below.
Leave passwords in the past with this mini USB fingerprint reader featuring a rugged shell that was designed to withstand heavy use. Compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 devices.
EcoID Fingerprint Reader – $39.99
Add a fingerprint reader to your USB-enabled Windows tablet or PC and make sure your customers are who they say they are. If your business requires customers to identify themselves, this is a great way to upgrade your hardware and their security at the same time.
SideTouch Fingerprint Reader – $39.99
Add a fingerprint reader to your USB-enabled Windows tablet or PC to keep your personal information safer. No need for a password that can get hacked—just take advantage of Windows Hello and use your fingerprint to log in.
Have you tried out using Windows Hello to log into your Windows 10 device? If not, will you purchase one of these affordable USB fingerprint reader devices to try it out? Let us know what you think by dropping us a comment in the section below!