Victorinox is a brand you may have heard your dad or grandfather speak of, and if you're someone who associates closely with the outdoors, you may actually own one of their products. If we said "Swiss Army knife," you'd know immediately what we were talking about, and sure enough Victorinox is the parent company that makes those knives.
In an effort to bring their latest knife into the current century in terms of relevance, they held an event in their European flagship store on London’s New Bond Street. The reason was to unveil something with a bit of old school flair and a bit of new school utility. The device shown here is an "un-hackable Secure Pro USB drive
," and it's encased within a Swiss Army knife. In other words, this really can be your jack of all trades, as it can open that tough plastic container and store secret files.
It uses several layers of security including fingerprint identification and a thermal sensor - so that the finger alone, detached from the body, will still not give access to the memory stick’s contents. It has also been made tamper-proof, with any attempt to forcibly open it triggering a self-destruct mechanism that irrevocably burns its CPU and memory chip. That's pretty rough, but even though you'll never see your data again, at least no one else in the world will either.
The best part is that this unique device isn't just a prototype, it's for sale. Available in sizes ranging from 8GB to 32GB, it also features a LED flash light, retractable pen, scissors, a screwdriver and a price range of £50 - £180. Talk about having everything but the kitchen sink!
The un-hackable Victorinox Secure features AES256 technology,
together with Victorinox patented unique MKI’s Schnuffi Platform Single
Chip Technology. What makes this product exclusive is the integrated
Single Chip Technology, meaning that there are no external and
accessible lines between the different coding/security steps, as on
multi-chip solutions; this makes cracking the hardware impossible.
The Secure Pro is available in three different sizes, ranging from 8GB to 32GB RRP £50 - £180 and features:
- Removable USB flash drive
- Biometric fingerprint recognition technology
- LED Mini White Light
- Retractable Ball Point Pen
- Nail File with
- Key ring