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2010-03-29T09:25:21Z
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 SingleChip Technology. What makes this product exclusive is the integratedSingle Chip Technology, meaning that there are no external andaccessible lines between the different coding/security steps, as onmulti-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
- Blade
- Scissors
- Nail File with
- Screwdriver
- Key ring



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NoobfromNS
2010-03-29T11:31:42Z

I want one! That is so cool.

bob_on_the_cob
2010-03-29T11:47:48Z

This looks sweet. Swiss army knifes were the coolest things ever when I was a kid. I wouldn't mind owning one.

Inspector
2010-03-29T12:58:18Z

I would like to have one of these. They have fingerprint scanner and if someone try to steal it pull out the knife! 😛 lol

Kyouya
2010-03-29T13:40:54Z

I've read about this elsewhere. The company actually held a contest on launch day to anyone who can hack the product. No one was successful. One of the reasons why I would love to purchase this USB drive is the tamper proof feature. To make it self-destruct when someone tries to crack it, I think that is a brilliant security feature.

animatortom
2010-03-29T18:42:09Z

This must be for all those people who grew up with Bond.

Now you can download all those secrets Specter has, then you can cut the Blue wire. All while making sure your nails are perfectly manicured after that Martini :o

Interesting concept, I just wonder about the weight when it is plugged in? With all that toggle play when plugged in, it might not last to long. Turning into a short term novelty.

I am sure in a few years we will see "made in china" replicas in every gas station around the country for a couple bucks.

RyuGTX
2010-03-29T18:47:12Z

I like how they went with a red PCB to keep with the Swiss Army Knife theme. It is also nice that they took a step further than just slapping on a USB to a Swiss Army Knife.

rapid1
2010-03-30T00:48:46Z

"Talk about having everything but the kitchen sink!" That's no joke if it is a good unit, and it looks like it is as well as made for a pocket I don't think there's much weight to it. The blades and files etc are not huge ones, just functional ones.

Inspector
2010-03-30T02:10:00Z

I wonder if they would allow me to bring this to school... I mean hey the teacher said i needed a USB drive 😛 lol