Lexar announced its new JumpDrive Fingerprint F35 USB 3.0 flash drive today, which uses fingerprint authentication to protect your data. It works with speeds up to 150 MB/s, and it can recognize fingerprints in less than a second. You can set it up to recognize up to 10 different people, and it’s protected with 256-bit AES encryption to keep your files safe.
9to5Mac reports that the 32GB variant is available to preorder on Amazon now for $32.99, but it’s not clear when the flash drive will ship. There are also 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants, which will cost $50, $90, and $170, respectively, and they will ship in the next few months. Although Lexar says the JumpDrive is compatible with Mac and Windows PCs, Mac owners without a USB 3.0 port won’t be able to use the flash drive without a dongle. Perhaps the company’s next move should be to focus on making its fingerprint sensors available for USB-C flash drives.