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256-bit Hardware AES encryption on a USB Type-C pen drive for US$59? Meet the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android

The Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC starts at US$69 (Image source: Apricorn)
The Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC starts at US$69 (Image source: Apricorn)
Apricorn’s Aegis Secure Key 3NXC is reportedly the world’s first USB Type-C pen drive featuring hardware encryption. With a number of laptops and Android smartphones now leveraging USB Type-C, the 3NXC is increasingly relevant. The 4GB based model cost just US$59, but users will have to pay more for higher storage variants.
Arjun Krishna Lal,

Apricorn recently announced the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC, claimed to be the world’s first USB Type-C pen drive with 256-bit hardware AES encryption. The entry-level variant of the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC comes in at US$59 for 4GB of storage. The top-end 128GB variant sells for a steep US$179. 

As a pure hardware solution, the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC works on just about any device with a USB Type-C port, regardless of operating system. This means that security-oriented users can use a 3NXC with their Windows 10 PC as well as their Android smartphone. 

As COVID-19 related lockdowns continue across the world, remote working remains extremely vital. In this situation, secure USB storage helps workers to securely move their data from on-premise devices to offsite locations without having to use potentially vulnerable cloud solutions. 

The Aegis Secure Key 3NXC is very large for a 4GB USB Type-C pen drive. However, that large profile let Apricorn fit a full numeric keypad onto the drive, with support for programmable PIN length. Apricorn is selling the encrypted pen drive right now over on their website

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-08- 3 (Update: 2020-08- 3)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.