Microsoft’s cleverly integrated a fingerprint reader into its latest keyboard accessory, but removed some important aspects of what makes their line of keyboards easy to use. It’s great for quick logins, and definitely looks cool, but typing on it might not be the most comfortable experience.
Made for one click logins
The new $129 Modern Keyboard features a smartly disguised fingerprint sensor to the right of the right-hand Alt key. Its fingerprint sensor is compatible with Windows Hello, Microsoft’s biometric login feature that lets you get in your Windows device with your face or fingerprint (you need Windows Hello-compatible hardware, though). As soon as you register your fingerprints, you can log in using Windows Hello Fingerprint Authentication without using your password, saving some time and sparing you problems associated with the occasional memory lapse.
It also works with Windows Hello-supported apps, so you can approve app purchases with a single key press. With both wired and Bluetooth connectivity,…