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myIDkey: Passwords at the tip of your finger

A project in Aliso Viejo, CA by Arkami, Inc.
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myIDkey is a voice-activated, fingerprint secure Bluetooth / USB Drive that displays passwords and personal info online and on the go.
Backers: 3927
Average Pledge Per Backer: $121

Funded: $473,333 of $150,000
Dates: Feb 20th -> Mar 22nd (30 days)
Project By: Arkami, Inc.
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Latest News

Kickstarter project spent $3.5M to finish a working prototype—and ended in disaster

July 9th - via: arstechnica.com
A login-managing USB key won awards, was covered everywhere, never materialized. (Read More)

MyIDkey fingerprint-protected USB drive available for pre-order

June 29th - via: digitaltrends.com
The Kickstarter-funded myIDkey is now available. For $170, you get 16GB of AES256 level of encryption on your fingerprint-locked files and data. (Read More)

April No-Fool's Day

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings! We continue to make excellent progress on our continued #1 goal -- delivering the myIDkey that offers the best user experience.Toward that goal here is an updated design with sleeker, rounded corners on the key. During the campaign backers... (Read More)

The Journey, the Support and where to Next

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Good evening Kickstarters,  It’s hard to believe we are approaching the final hours of this campaign. The last 30 days went so quickly and are unforgettable for our team. Behind the scenes, the midnight oil has been burning. When you pull back the... (Read More)

Make forgotten passwords a distant memory with myIDkey

March 19th - via: cso.com.au
Keeping your passwords safe is hard work--and keeping them complex enough that others won't figure them out but you can still remember them is equally difficult. Arkami's solution? The myIDkey (funding through March 22), a biometrically secure Bluetooth/USB flash drive and password manager, which lets you carry all your access codes, account numbers, and other data with you on a device that is compact enough to affix to your keyring. (Read More)

Make forgotten passwords a distant memory with myIDkey

March 19th - via: techhive.com
Keeping your passwords safe is hard work—and keeping them complex enough that others won’t figure them out but you can still remember them is equally difficult. Arkami’s solution? The myIDkey (funding through March 22), a biometrically secure Bluetooth/USB flash drive and password manager, which lets you carry all your access codes, account numbers, and other data with you on a device that is compact enough to affix to your keyring. (Read More)

myIDkey - Password Management With Biometrics

March 15th - via: techiediy.com
myIDkey is a USB thumb drive with password management. It is protected by requiring you to swipe your fingerprint over a reader to gain access to it. (Read More)

For the Dumb and Forgetful: myIDkey Secure Password-Storing USB Drive

March 14th - via: egotastic.com
For the Dumb and Forgetful: myIDkey Secure Password-Storing USB Drive By Hazel Chua | March 14, 2013 @ 7:00 AM Your online accounts are at risk every second of the day from the attacks of hackers who are constantly on the prowl. But setting up difficult-to-crack passwords isn't exactly an easy thing to do. Sure, coming up with strings of text, numbers, and special characters might seem simple enough, but it's the remembering part that's most difficult. (Read More)

No need to remember passwords or credit card PIN numbers: This device will do it for you

March 13th - via: emirates247.com
Be it credit card pin numbers or email passwords, people have to remember or store a number of passwords in their daily lives. But this practice is now history with the launch of a new device that secures your passwords and other personal information. (Read More)

Fingerprint enabled fob for secure storage, data access

March 13th - via: digitalidnews.com
The problems with passwords will go away with a new device trying to get funding on Kickstarter. Mark Thacker, the COO and co-founder of myIDkey, has a startup that developed a USB-sized device which stores and displays secure passwords and information, according to a report on dvice.com. (Read More)

myIDkey Now Has Over $360K For Security Device Project

March 13th - via: socaltech.com
Aliso Viejo-based Arkami, one of the startups in OCTANE's Launchpad Accelerator, has just zoomed past $360,000 in funding commitments on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, according to the firm's myIDkey project page. (Read More)

New Spring Arrivals

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Kickstarters, It has been an amazing journey so far and we appreciate all the great feedback and excitement about the product. We have been working hard to collect all your feedback and review these ideas in our product planning sessions. The... (Read More)

Arkami(TM) Reaches 235% of Kickstarter Goal and Announces Advisory Board

March 12th - via: marketwire.com
ALISO VIEJO, CA - Arkami™, Inc. today announced new members to the Advisory Board (list below) to provide valuable perspective on the introduction of myIDkey™, the industry's first biometric fingerprint, Bluetooth wireless / USB key. Building off the successful Kickstarter launch, the board brings strategic counsel to the executive team in the areas of business development, market trends and technology leadership as the product gets set to launch later this year. (Read More)

Arkami launches industry’s first voice-activated, fingerprint-secure Bluetooth/USB Drive in the Arab world

March 12th - via: arabcrunch.com
Arkami, a leading specialist in biometrics, personalized security, secure USB and password management, today (Tuesday, March 12, 2013) announced the Middle East launch of its award-winning flagship product, myIDkey , during a press event at The Address Hotel Downtown Dubai. myIDkey is the industry’s first biometric-secure, finger-swipe activated Bluetooth/USB drive and password manager, with voice-search and OLED screen that securely displays logins, passwords and ID information while on the go. (Read More)

Arkami Racks Up Over $300K For Secure USB Drive MyIDKey

March 4th - via: socaltech.com
Technology veterans Tareq Risheq and Mark Thacker are no strangers to the world of high tech startups and angel and venture capital--Risheq was formerly CEO of Celllynx, Thacker was co-founder at Datallegro--but the way they're funding their newest startup is unusual, and a testament to the growing popularity of crowdfunding. The firm has now raised over $300,000 in funding via online crowdfunding site Kickstarter, for their project, MyIDKey, according to the project's status page. (Read More)

Fingerprint Password Protectors

March 4th - via: trendhunter.com
Not just another memory stick, the myIDkey keeps all of your highly personal information in one place, with technology that far surpasses normal identity cards. (Read More)

You asked, We listened - Backer Power Needed

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you to all for your comments and feedback.  It has certainly helped us to review an additional  number of use cases and areas of integration based on the myIDkey API so we can work on extending a good platform into a great platform.   But... (Read More)

Initial goal reached - now for the stretch goals

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Kickstarter We reached our initial target goal of $150,000 in just 2 days and we continue to be blown away by the support from you! We will be releasing our Stretch goals today and really hope you will be delighted and excited to help us reach... (Read More)

Arkami Myidkey: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

February 23rd - via: heavy.com
MyIDkey, a USB drive that stores all of your passwords and information into one key, was first introduced by Arkami at this year’s CES. (Read More)

Aliso Viejo startup exceeds Kickstarter fundraising goal

February 23rd - via: ocregister.com
Arkami Inc., an Aliso Viejo startup, turned to the crowd-funding website Kickstarter this week to raise $150,000 to build a secure USB thumb drive. (Read More)

Secure USB Password Manager myIDkey Zooms Past $150,000 Kickstarter Goal

February 22nd - via: androidpolice.com
We don't often cover Kickstarter campaigns – after all, the platform is flooded with entries that may not be worth mentioning, or are dead on arrival. Sometimes, though, a gadget comes through that exceeds expectations, and the myIDkey is one of those. (Read More)

myIDkey Protects your Data with High-End Biometric Methods

February 22nd - via: devicemag.com
If you have $99 with you that you want to spend on buying the coolest gadget in the world, do pool it in the Kickstarter funding for myIDkey. Literally, it is just a pen drive. But in reality, it is much more than any computer accessory you have now. (Read More)

Kickstarter Project myIDkey: Voice Activated Password Management

February 21st - via: securitywatch.pcmag.com
Coming this fall (assuming its Kickstarter campaign succeeds) is myIDkey, a pocket-sized password manager with just about everything you could want both in security and convenience. We're impressed enough with its promise that PCMag is backing the campaign. (Read More)

myIDkey Secures Passwords, Data Via Fingerprint-Secure USB Drive

February 21st - via: pcmag.com
Arkami on Wednesday launched a Kickstarter campaign aimed at pushing its new voice-activated, fingerprint-secure Bluetooth/USB drive into production. (Read More)

Kickstarter flooded with donations for biometric USB drive

February 21st - via: itpro.co.uk
Project generates over $100k within 24 hours. (Read More)

Can you use the myIDkey with 3rd party password managers

February 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks for your comment and question regarding 3rd party integration. Currently, sync is designed to work with the myIDkey software. Support for other Password Manager software is a topic we have identified as an important feature and have it on our... (Read More)

myIDkey biometric password flash drive hits Kickstarter

February 20th - via: engadget.com
Is it possible to remember all of one's passwords without the aid of a biometric Bluetooth flash drive? Possible, sure, but it's certainly getting harder and harder as the number of services we depend on continues to increase exponentially. Arkami has been floating its solution around for a bit, showing off its progress at CES and the like, and now the company is ready to get the public involved (or, the public's money, rather) by way of a newly opened Kickstarter campaign for myIDkey. (Read More)

Password Manager On USB Key Launches On Kickstarter

February 20th - via: informationweek.com
myIDkey is a secure USB device that acts as a hardware password manager. The device authenticates the user with a fingerprint swipe. It talks Bluetooth to your mobile device and you talk to it to get it to display secured data such as passwords. But you can't buy it yet; today they launched on Kickstarter for funding. (Read More)

myIDkey Protects Passwords with Your Fingerprint, has Kickstarter Campaign

February 20th - via: blog.laptopmag.com
Wouldn't life be easier if you didn't have to remember a hundred different passwords? Thanks to the new myIDkey biometric flash drive soon you won't have to remember it all. (Read More)

myIDkey Kickstarter Project A Potential Lifesaver

February 20th - via: ubergizmo.com
myIDkey Is preparing for a mass rollout – assuming it can collect a cool $150,000 along the way via Kickstarter. So far, it has achieved around 20% of its target, and if you need to be convinced, it will sport a fingerprint scanner that unlocks the device with the correct fingerprint, and you can also search for your passwords simply by speaking to it, making use of the integrated microphone. (Read More)

myIDkey biometric password flash drive hits Kickstarter

February 20th - via: gizmoenvy.com
Is it possible to remember all of one’s passwords without the aid of a biometric Bluetooth flash drive? Possible, sure, but it’s certainly getting harder and harder as the number of services we depend on continues to increase exponentially. Arkami has been floating its solution around for a bit, showing off its progress at CES and the like, and now the company is ready to get the public involved (or, the public’s money, rather) by way of a newly opened Kickstarter campaign for myIDkey. (Read More)

myIDkey Fingerprint Secured Voice Activated USB Drive Hits Kickstarter (video)

February 20th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
If you are looking for a more secure USB flash drive to carry about your data and passwords, you might be interested in a new devices which has launched on the Kickstarter corwd funding website this week, in the form of the myIDkey. (Read More)

Arkami(TM) Launches Kickstarter Project for myIDkey(TM) to Support Universal Password Protection and Encryption for All Mobile and PC Devices

February 20th - via: markets.cbsnews.com
ALISO VIEJO, CA - The Recipient of Three CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Aims to Fund the Industry's First Biometric Fingerprint, Bluetooth Wireless / USB Key (Read More)

myIDkey biometric password flash drive hits Kickstarter

February 20th - via: digitalreviews.net
Is it possible to remember all of one's passwords without the aid of a biometric Bluetooth flash drive? Possible, sure, but it's certainly getting harder and harder as the number of services we depend on continues to increase exponentially. Arkami has been floating its solution around for a bit, showing off its progress at CES and the like, and now the company is ready to get the public involved (or, the public's money, rather) by way of a newly opened Kickstarter campaign for myIDkey. (Read More)

MyIDKey brings secure passwords to USB storage

January 21st - via: geeknewscentral.com
One of the companies that GNC had the pleasure of meeting at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month was MyIDKey, who introduced a new biometric USB stick (thumb drive), meaning you will be using your fingerprint to unlock the device. (Read More)

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