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USB key

(1) Another term for a flash memory-based USB drive. See USB drive.

(2) A USB drive used to identify and authenticate a user. See authentication token.

(3) A hardware key that plugs into a USB port on the computer in order to identify a registered user of software. See hardware key.

(4) A receiver, transmitter or transceiver for wireless signals that plugs into a USB port on the computer. Including a built-in antenna, it is used to communicate with wireless mice, keyboards, media hubs and other devices.


A Wireless Receiver
This USB key receives signals from a Microsoft wireless mouse. It juts out from the port so little that it can be left plugged in all the time.
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has launched Secure-K Personal Edition, a mobile device with double encryption enclosed in an operating system in a USB key with military level security, the company said.
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When you offer participants the option of either a free USB key with conference proceedings or paper hard copies for a price, the free paperless option will win over even the most strident of paper users.
Load up a USB key with your files and access them easily on another PC at your destination.
You just need to load up a USB key with your files and access them easily on another PC at your destination.
The patent-pending design of the LifeStudio Plus family provides the ultimate in flexibility with an integrated 4GB USB key, which provides a quick way to sync important files and folders for grab nEoACAO go ease.
In addition to internet, the 19" VISIOweb screen also includes numerous other exclusive functions featured for the first time ever on a treadmill machine, such as:-an iPod/iPhone connection for enjoying iPod audio and video features directly on the screen-a USB port for viewing/listening to multimedia plugs-in like films, mp3s, photos, videos, etc-an online Personal Trainer offering interactive exercise guidance-games for training your mind while you train your body-Plug&Train: the chance to save your favourite training exercises on a USB key and activate the machine automatically-IPTV, the first interface that can receive a TV signal via the PC network
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Lockheed Martin and Ironkey have combined forces to bring a secure computing flash drive that effectively shrinks a laptop's hard drive--including operating system, software and files--onto a USB key. The Ironclad USB key includes technology to securely run the operating system directly from the flash drive, therefore users can plug the key into almost any computer in the world and have instant access to their own personal desktop and files--all without their files ever touching the hard drive of the borrowed computer (which translates into never leaving a trace on the 'borrowed' computer).
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Almost a third (32%) of those questioned admitted that they had lost a USB key in the past.