Waterproof Fingerprint Reader

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We're not sure what practical uses a waterproof fingerprint reader has—checking mail straight dripping wet from the shower maybe—but we rarely see eye-to-eye with the Japanese.

The device is waterproof and works exactly like a regular fingerprint reader, allowing you to authenticate yourself without a password. For the demo, their setup had a constant stream of water over the fingerprint reader, a situation most of us are in all the time. We'd gladly trade waterproofing for Firefox support.

The waterproof fingerprint reader [Akihabara News]