Tt eSports' new gaming mouse features an integrated fingerprint reader

Shawn Knight

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Fingerprint readers are a common feature on modern mobile devices, delivering an added layer of security and convenience. They’ve been so well-received, in fact, that we’re starting to see them crop up elsewhere like in the new Black FP gaming mouse from Tt eSports (Thermaltake’s gaming division).

The Black FP features seven programmable buttons that can store up to 35 macros (across five profiles) and an Avago 9500 optical sensor rated for up to 5,700 DPI. It’s adjustable in increments of 100 DPI with four programmable profiles so you can switch levels on-the-fly.

The wired mouse with gold-plated USB connector and matte black finish can be customized with up to five 4.5-gram weights and utilizes red LED lighting in three different zones (scroll wheel, DPI indicator and the dragon logo). Tt eSports says the pointing peripheral uses Omron switches with a lifecycle of five million clicks.

The standout feature of the Black FP is without a doubt the FIDO compliant fingerprint sensor with 256-bit AES encryption from Synaptics. The sensor is positioned on the left side of the mouse where your thumb would normally rest and, using the included software, can easily be set up to recognize your digit of choice.

From there, all you’ll need is your fingerprint to log into Windows 10, websites or anywhere else that accepts biometrics.

Tt eSports’ Black FP mouse is priced at $59.99.

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amghwk

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Is it absolutely necessary to do this? Of is it a gimmick to sell the product? Any usage, even if it's practical, will be trivial. Reminds me of the Samsung's Iris scanner stunt on it's now-failed Note 7.

At least the price of this mouse is not too bad.

But there are only a few things more you could do with a mouse. Everything else is just ...meh...
 
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Uncle Al

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I home they have a bugger proof covering for those kids (big & little) that pick their noses between games or that's going to produce one heck of a weird fingerprint!