Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Tt eSports Announces the Black FP Gaming Mouse with Fingerprint Sensor

Thermaltake gaming hardware brand Tt eSports today announced the Black FP gaming mouse with integrated fingerprint sensor, which it had first unveiled at the 2016 International CES, earlier this year. The mouse, which is mostly based on the Black V2 platform, integrates a Synaptics IronVeil fingerprint sensor located along its left side, just above where you'd rest your right thumb.

The Synaptics IronVeil sensor is compliant with FIDO-UAF specifications, and has an NSA-approved software path to your machine. Your machine sees the sensor as a separate device. Data from this sensor is encrypted with the 256-bit AES standard. The sensor can be used to authenticate a variety of functions such as Windows Hello machine login, game-client login, in-game purchase authentication, and biometric file encryption. As a mouse, it gives you an Avago 9500 sensor with 5,700 dpi laser sensor resolution, Omron switches, 7 programmable buttons, Teflon glide bases, and adjustable weights. Available now, the Tt eSports Black FP is priced at US $59.99.
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8 Comments on Tt eSports Announces the Black FP Gaming Mouse with Fingerprint Sensor

#1
AsRock
TPU addict
WOW, no one else have a issue with this idea ?, could be the greatest mouse i would not touch it due to that option being on it.
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#2
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
AsRock said:
WOW, no one else have a issue with this idea ?, could be the greatest mouse i would not touch it due to that option being on it.
Why would anyone have an issue with it?
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#3
Loosenut
AsRock said:
WOW, no one else have a issue with this idea ?, could be the greatest mouse i would not touch it due to that option being on it.
Yep, I feel the same way. Especially the "...and has an NSA-approved software path to your machine" part. Maybe I need a new tin-foil hat, then again...
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
I don't like webcams so this is some thing i trust even less. a finger print is very personal and private. Who knows what hacks could pop up that send your finger print were ever.
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#5
RejZoR
Fingerprints are the single dumbest security measure in existence. I mean, we're leaving "keys" for this security feature everywhere we touch any objects. See how stupid that is? Especially since all current fingerprint scanners are dumb and they have no clue if it's an actual finger being scanned or a latex glove with fingerprint embossed on it...
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#6
silentbogo
The only thing that's missing is an array of RGB LEDs, in order to have the dumbest peripheral ever...

Fingerprint scanner? Is TT really that desperate, that they have to stick cloned Authentec capacitive scanners on crappy gaming peripherals?
Having one on the PC case front panel would've made more sense. Or on the back of the PSU, combined with built-in taser, so if an intruder attempts to finger-start your PC - he gets shocked the crap out of him ))
Maybe I should apply for a position in Thermaltake engineering department...
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#7
$ReaPeR$
RejZoR said:
Fingerprints are the single dumbest security measure in existence. I mean, we're leaving "keys" for this security feature everywhere we touch any objects. See how stupid that is? Especially since all current fingerprint scanners are dumb and they have no clue if it's an actual finger being scanned or a latex glove with fingerprint embossed on it...
indeed! and i find it even more stupid to use that tech on a "gaming" product.
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#8
lorraine walsh
Quite like the idea of this one, I don't seem to understand why the people are having issues with the finger print technology.
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