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February 22, 2013

Arkami Reveals myIDkey, Asks Consumers to Support Development

By Daniel Brecht, Contributing Writer

Arkami, Inc., a privately-held consumer electronics company in Southern California (founded in 2012), has come up with an innovation that is sure to make a major impact in most digital users lives; one that will enable consumers and businesses alike to secure passwords and IDs on the go. In fact, in January, at the 2013 International CES (News - Alert) (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, it was a winner in three categories (Computer Accessories, Personal Electronics and Computer Peripherals) for having featured the latest iteration of USB technology. This gadget is the Arkami ID Key, better known as myIDkey.

The myIDkey is said to be a simple password management device. It contains a USB storage unit, referred to as a keycard, which works like a flash drive and functions like a solid state drive (SDD) – the technology that has revolutionized the digital data storage industry, to manage and safeguard one’s passwords and, most importantly, one’s identity – which matters most.

It uses a powerful 256-bit encryption algorithm (AES-256) to encrypt and decrypt data (like account numbers or other important information) on mobile devices. One also has the option to add another layer of protection with a four-digit PIN or, alternately, back up data online to have it secured in the cloud. Even more, it features the myIDkey app that provides built-in Bluetooth to add fingerprint protection.

This is a biometrically secured IDkey USB drive and password manager that one would say is a "Mission Impossible"-type device – that is because it can self-destruct if stolen. It allows users to automatically erase all its contents after several attempts are failed by an unknown handler.

If that is not cool enough for one to make a pledge to Arkami’s Kickstarter project – to have it funded on March 22 – then, how about its “optional tap sequence” to add protection to passwords or its ability to perform “voice-activated searches?” With a custom tap sequence, it can help create (in addition to the fingerprint) unbreakable access. With voice activation, instead, the user just simply speaks to it for the information one wants - that has been stored – and it will reveal it on its OLED display. For security measures, this function only works when “unlocked” by one’s finger – which will activate the matched fingerprint before revealing any data.

Indeed the Arkami ID Key is a cool, innovative USB password key. It may be the one personalized security display device that offers digital security on-the-go.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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