ThermalTake Black V2 Mouse Has a Fingerprint Sensor for Windows Hello
Although we have a number of other gadgets making use of fingerprint sensors to make sure that your privacy and security is intact, this is probably the first mainstream gaming mouse that will come with the said feature. Thanks to Synaptics’ new IronVeil technology, ThermalTake Black V2 gaming mouse now has a Windows Hello authentication embedded on it.
The authentication process uses IronVeil when you put your thumb on the side of the mouse – where you would usually keep it while playing – from where Windows will use fingerprints to verify whether the device is being used by the correct person or not.
So far only a prototype of the ThermalTake Black V2 gaming mouse has been shown off.
IronVeil itself is a 4-mm by 10-mm sensor that sit very cosy on the side of the mouse as you can see in the image above.
If you have been keeping an eye out for password thefts or data thefts based on password thefts you would know how much of a pain in the ass they are. With biometric procedures in place, one can rest assured that the data is not as easy to steal as it is with simple passwords that we use on our PCs.
The good thing here is that Synaptics is part of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) alliance and all their processes are open source. Also, using the ThermalTake Black V2 gaming mouse is as easy as installing a simple software and plugging in the peripheral.
So far that is all what we have been told by Synaptics, so stay tuned for more.