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Cherry outs the MC 4900 optical mouse with fingerprint reader

The Cherry MC 4900 is aimed at office and business environments that need extra security. (Source: Cherry)
The Cherry MC 4900 is aimed at office and business environments that need extra security. (Source: Cherry)
The MC 4900 mouse is designed to bring extra security to office and business environments through the integrated fingerprint reader. While the mouse has a modest 1375 DPI optical sensor, the fingerprint sensor is among the best capacitive sensing solutions on the market, with 508 DPI resolution, 12 FPS capture speed and AES128 USB encryption.

Fingerprint readers are slowly becoming a standard feature for notebooks and smartphones, but there seems to be a lack of affordable biometric security devices when it comes to desktop PCs or older notebooks that are missing this feature. Cherry might have the solution in this case, with its new optical mouse that integrates a fingerprint reader.

The Cherry MC 4900 mouse is designed for office and business environments, and features a compact, simple ambidextrous design with rubberized side panels. The 1375 DPI sensor offers enough speed for day-to-day tasks, but might not be enough for gaming sessions. The main feature of this mouse is its Crossmatch TouchChip TCS2 fingerprint reader, positioned right under the wide scroll wheel. Some of the specs for the fingerprint reader include a 508 DPI resolution along with capacitive sensing technology, while the capture speed goes up to 12 FPS. For extra protection, Crossmatch added AES128 encryption over USB when transferring fingerprint data. The mouse natively supports Windwos Hello and Windows Biometric Framework, but the compatibility can be extended to MacOS and Linux through the included SDK.

This model is available now at select retailers, and Cherry recommends a US$130 price tag.

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-12- 4 (Update: 2017-12- 4)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.