Finally! A Reliable USB Fingerprint Reader !
Although my SP4 and Lumia 950 feature convenient optical Windows Hello, I've had difficulty finding a reliable and small fingerprint reader so that I can implement Hello on some of my other mobile devices. Since fingerprint readers are hardly a new technology (I think I had a swipe reader on my Fujitsu 4120, and it worked great!) it never occurred to me that modern fingerprint readers might be problematic, but I found out the hard way that they are.
To make a long story short, I have bought and either returned or "retired" (with prejudice) the following two USB FP Readers because they consistently failed to work, even after repeated calibrations:
- BENSS mini USB fingerprint reader for windows hello
- SideSwipe Compact USB Fingerprint Reader for Windows Hello
Fortunately, third time was the charm; I happened to read a news article about the new Kensington (of computer accessories fame)VeriMark Fingerprint Key for Windows 10 Hello (& FIDO U2F Certified - K67977WW), a reader that is as compact as the BENSS device but, by contrast, actually works. I have been using the VeriMark for a few weeks now and it has so far worked every time. So, at the moment, highly recommended...
PS: I don't know why some of the text above is underlined...?!??
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