With big data a hot topic, it's only a matter of time before home users realize the need for everyday protection. I've already written at length about how these drives are useful for spies and executives, but we're moving into an era where everyone's storing their pictures, personal spreadsheets, and even their school assignments on drives.
With the USB version of the KP, it's as simple as writing down the code and handing it off. That gives the KP a nice niche. Where the larger drive serves as a portable hard drive with a robust security feature that likely will not change hands, the smaller flash drive can be used as an escape pod of sorts for when you need to hand over files, programs, photos, or videos.
It's billed as a product born from a collaboration with Silicon Valley engineers. It's supposed to be a smarter, more sustainable air purifier, and it also connects to an app on your phone.
This new drive is my new digital briefcase. This is a hard drive I can carry to and from school, the studio, and meetings with clients with the added bonus of security.
An award-winning flash drive like this -- it was the Red Dot 2019 Award winner as well as a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree -- can do a lot of good for people who can't exactly handcuff their digital briefcases to their wrists but want to keep one handy and hanging off a keychain.
I had a few brands in mind, but when Secretlab announced their limited edition Dark Knight chair, I jumped at the chance and preordered.
The company, based in the United Kingdom, offers virus protection and backup solutions on the software side to go along with their bread and butter business -- encrypted hard drives with PIN authentication that conforms to the highest in government standards.
It's very simple, and anyone who isn't a complete rookie with a computer should be able to get it working. It's also worth pointing out that drivers are available for PC, Mac, and even Chromebooks.
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