With the compact builds and increasing storage sizes of USB drives, it doesn’t get much more convenient in terms of on-the-go storage solutions. Yet, that’s precisely the reason why they can get lost so easily, putting your important files in jeopardy. To better protect you—and to offer a cheaper alternative to finger recognition—Voicelok has pioneered the Voice Authenticating USB Drive, an 8GB model that uses voice recognition software to detect a password designated and spoken by the device’s owner. As added bonuses, it works on both PC and Mac, comes equipped with alternate password entries, and requires no software installation, so the tech-challenged can use it right out of the packaging. It retails for $49.95.

[via Gizmag]