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Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews of Microsoft Fingerprint Reader. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and size. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 371 user reviews of Microsoft Fingerprint Reader from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the durability and design. The price and usability also get good opinions. Many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, price, design, durability


74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Berger (

Gadgetell Review: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader


Product: Microsoft Fingerprint Reader Company: Microsoft Website: Rating: 4.5/10.0 Pros: Allows ‘one-touch' switching between users in Windows, enables you to forget passwords while securing your computer (by not saving them...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Robert Stein (

Fingerprint Reader


One of the latest hardware devices coming out of Redmond is all about adding simplicity, style and the latest technology to your desktop. Microsoft is attempting to set the bar with the debut of the new biometric fingerprint reader available. The...

Integrated Nicely with Windows

Doesn't work with firefox, other browsers

I definitely recommend this product to those of you who do not want to try the more expensive Optical Desktop and IntelliMouse fingerprint reader options, as this technology is at the very least worth it as the "new" product to try out. But,...

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Microsoft Fingerprint Reader


Whether it is voice recognition, fingerprint scanners or futuristic retinal scans used in the latest Hollywood flick, consumers have always been wowed...

Convenient, ‘wow' factor, ease of setup, compact, comfortable mouse

Doesn't work with any other browser other than Internet Explorer

The Fingerprint Reader is a convenient product that is well priced, but its lack of browser support is a significant disappointment.

Nov, 2005

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Very cool device


This is a very cool device. I have been using it for several weeks and no problems. It takes a few minutes to set up: ie, register your finger prints and the web sites you want to use this device to logon. Once done, it saves time as I can "auto" logon...

Easy to Use

None so far

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Great Device


You have to put your finger where the sun don't shine!

Durable, Easy to Use, Fast, Reliable, Versatile

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Convenience at your fingertips


The hardware piece is well designed, rugged and works very nice. The software that comes in the package is very easy to use. The installation procedure is very straightforward: insert the CD in the drive, click the Next button a couple of times, plug ...

Reliable, fast, easy to use, works with IE/FF, accurate identification.


Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

Convenient way to manage passwords


small size, tracks passwords for applications and webpages


Mar, 2007

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Convenient way to manage passwords


I bought this as an inexpensive way to keep a track of the plethora of passwords that I use every day. The fingerprint reader is accurate and can keep track of 10 prints. The reader itself is compact and connects via a USB cable. The issues that I ...

small size, tracks passwords for applications and webpages


Mar, 2007

Consumer review (



The problems: Identity Theft Sites have different rules for password generation Aging memory (mine) Large numbers of passwords to remember Multiple sign ins for the same site. eg. American Airlines Frequent Flyer Mileage site for me, wife, ...



Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Best thing since sliced bread!


Easy to set up and use - works flawlessly.


May, 2006

Product Specifications

Say goodbye to password hassles. Now you can log on to your computer and your favorite Web sites with the touch of your finger, without having to remember all those passwords - simply place your finger on the receiver whenever a password or username is required.

Dimensions & Weight



Model:Fingerprint Reader
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft

Input Device

Form Factor:External
Input Adapter Type:Fingerprint reader
Interface Type:USB

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition