Now this is what I call a secure USB flash drive. The Crypteks features a locking combination and 256bit AES encryption where you use the combination lock to get the UBS drive out of the device. So you can’t physically access the USB drive unless you know the combination. To get one you’ll need to pledge $130 or more for an 8gb version or $160 for a 16gb.
Following in the footsteps of the overwhelming success of the LunaTik and TikToc (based on the Apple Ipod Nano) watch series, that grabbed international headlines last fall; Crypteks Inc. has unveiled its new secure USB selection on the buzz-worthy kickstarter.com platform, marking yet another serious retail product being launched via crowd-sourcing. Featuring a precision milled CNC lockable USB housing made from solid anodized aluminum alloy, the Crypteks USB features the NSA approved hardware based 256bit AES encryption, synonymous with ultra-high-performance data protection. A spokesman for the company has called the device “A simple device in itself, with very complicated and significant technology” referring mainly to the unique customizable locking combination designed using 3D CAD technology. “We wanted a device worthy of storing what really matters; our digital lives so to speak. Photos, personal information, our work. I don’t think you can put a price on peace of mind.” Mr. F. Komaya – Lead Project Developer Crypteks Inc. after being asked what the initial inspiration was for the project.
Now accepting pre-orders just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Crypteks USB is slated for a pre-holiday release and is a must-have for gadget aficionados and security buffs alike. Find out more by visiting http://www.crypteks.com or http://www.kickstarter.com(http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crypteks/crypteks-usbtm-encrypted-and-lockable-usb-solution) to pre-order your very own.