It had to happen eventually. As shown at the Consumer Electronic Show 2014 this week, electronic cigarette company Vapor Corp has created a fingerprint locked e-cig to keep unauthorized users from stealing a toke of your device. The device is part of the company’s Vapor X line.
The new device uses scanning technology to identify and store a primary users fingerprint. Further use of the device requires said user — or at least their fingers — be present for any amount of use. While this may not be the most practical way to keep friends from asking for a drag, it might be a good idea for parents worried that their kids might steal a puff or two.
Check out the company’s press release on the device here.
But this all might be a little more convoluted than most vapors are willing to deal with — especially given the $200 to $300 price tag the company has put on the device. Alternatively, one might tell their friends no (or just say you have a cold).
Still, it seems likely that someone out there will want a device like this. If you really need one, they’ll be available in the second half of 2014.
Vapor Corp itself is one of few publicly traded companies involved in the sale of e-cigs (the others being tobacco companies). They, more than other e-cig companies have to justify the products they serve up and the research they poor money into. Clearly someone thought this was a good idea.How about you? Do you want a fingerprint scanner on your e-cig? Let us know below.