Monday, April 23rd 2012

World's 1st Voicecode Security USB Drive - Voicelok

You wouldn't think there would be much to say about a USB flash drive, but in this case, what you say, and how you say it, is your key to data security. Advanced technical skills are definitely not required, because this is a plug-and-play device, requiring no software installation. All critical software is embedded in the flash drive itself, and it is fully functional the moment it is removed from the box.

After inserting the USB into a computer, red and green LEDs flash to signal to the user that the drive is ready to hear the password through its on-board microphone. Armed with a dedicated on-board microprocessor, the drive's voice-recognition software then sorts out the various nuances and frequencies of an authorized voice, and the only necessary password is a spoken one.


The caveat of course, is any sort of illness which may alter one's voice, such as laryngitis, the common cold, or even a lack of sleep, which could prevent unlocking the data. An alternate method of securely unlocking files is provided should that occur. That procedure requires recognizing, and responding to, a specific sequence of flashing color LEDs. That pattern-recognition password is also secure and easy to use, because it is a combination that has been predetermined by the user, just as the user also chooses the spoken password.

As a result this handy little gadget, called Voicelok, is actually two security products in one, and can be utilized by non-voice users. In fact, this is the only dual security solution that does not require complicated software installation, and provides peace of mind for non-technical individuals. This device does not require additional laptop parts, such as TPMs (Trusted Platform Modules) now beginning to appear in some ultrabooks and ultrathins.

For those working in healthcare, financial and other data-sensitive industries, security is always a concern. Protection against identity theft, and theft of user-names and passwords would rank high on any list of data security issues.

In addition to being the world's first voice-code security USB drive, Voicelok is also the world's smallest dual-security, USB flash drive. Hammacher Schlemmer is a vendor, and provides a lifetime guarantee.

Voicelok Specifications & Attributes

- Dimensions - 2.5 x 0.75 x 0.25
- Weight - 1.5 ounces
- Capacity - 8 GB
- On-board microphone
- Dedicated on-board microprocessor
- Security-indicator LEDs
- Embedded voice-recognition & security software
- Plug-and-play, no drivers or other software to install
- User-specific
- Alternate pattern-based security for non-voice users
- Stainless-steel cover
- Out-of-the-box security
- Designed for non-technical users
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6 Comments on World's 1st Voicecode Security USB Drive - Voicelok

#1
THE_EGG
hmm I like, but I can will wonder how long it will last before it breaks.
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RejZoR
Voice recognition protection is the stupidest thing ever. Anyone can record your voice and if you're having a nasty cold you won't be able to get to your data. Useless.
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white phantom
by: RejZoR
Voice recognition protection is the stupidest thing ever. Anyone can record your voice and if you're having a nasty cold you won't be able to get to your data. Useless.
100% what i was thinking, silly idea
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#4
RejZoR
Hehe, imagine yourself yelling at the USB thumbdrive in a public library when you want to unlock the darn thing.
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#5
slim142
by: RejZoR
Voice recognition protection is the stupidest thing ever. Anyone can record your voice and if you're having a nasty cold you won't be able to get to your data. Useless.
On point
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#6
LLittle
I think this is great. As it mentions in the product description there is an alternate measure in place for unlocking the files if you have a cold or can't speak your password. Having purchased this and tested, I highly doubt someone can "record" your voice and use it to open your USB drive. It's also unlikely that if you lost your drive in the street or left it at a coffee shop someone would know who you are and what your voice password was.
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