So, we have a laptop, nettop, stationary or other PC without a fingerprint scanner. What is on the market? Is it possible to add this to a PC. And everything would be fine, but only passwords in a corporate environment are by no means 123, as you understand 🙂
Cobo C2: adding a fingerprint scanner to your PC
Often this is a business class, not a budget option. What is it? This is the ability to log in not only with a password, but also with a fingerprint scanner, pin code, graphic key, face recognition with a special webcam with IR depth measurement, and even with the help of some auxiliary devices like the Microsoft Band bracelet. Fingerprint scanners are gaining more and more popularity even in the segment of budget smartphones. Designed for Windows Hello:
And with points, the price can be brought down to $14.83 🙂 Probably, many of you have seen models with such scanners in the past. Here it is: Cobo C2. I can’t say how it differs from C1, but Upgraded Version is mentioned everywhere, which means it’s somehow better.
We want a variant of a small gadget the size of a mini USB bluetooth or a transmitter from a wireless mouse. Supplied in this black box: Besides, they tend to change periodically, and categorically sticking a piece of paper with a password to the monitor … well, you understand. But, IMHO, this is complete trash. You may need to lock your PC from prying eyes and playful hands and paws at home, but this is especially true in a work environment. The idea of fingerprint scanners in laptops is not new. But times are changing, Microsoft is trying to keep up with the times and introduces Windows 10, and with it the Windows Hello biometric authentication system. Well, who wants to have such a monster the size of half a mouse, and even with a wire to USB? There are cheaper scanners for 10 bucks such: The task is to log in to Windows using a fingerprint. Such scanners, as a rule, required the installation of their own drivers and software, there was no full integration with Windows, the convenience of using them sometimes wished for the best, therefore, the owners of such laptops rarely used them, and others did not even understand what it was and why: ) Yes, and just such a long password is too lazy to type even at home, and a light touch of the scanner with your finger is just an outlet for a tired body 🙂 Some organizations have a mandate to lock their PC when leaving it, while others even use special equipment for this.