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At Google I/O they announced the upcoming Android L update. Inside L there were some cool new unlock abilities that would let your device bypass any pins or patterns, they called it Personal Unlocking. The device will use locations that you designate, Bluetooth devices that you connect that are authorized and even your unique voice print. There is another way to unlock your device that will by-pass those pesky pins and patterns, at least if you have a Moto X, and it is called a Digital Tattoo.

A partnership between Motorola and VivaLnk has produced a small, round RF module that can be adhered to your skin and is synced to your device. In turn, when your screen is on, you can tap it with the back of your phone and unlock the device. The little stick on is easy to stick to yourself and lasts for 5 days. It is also water-proof so you don’t have to worry about covering it up for showers, working out or swimming. The Digital Tattoos are available for purchase in a 10 pack for $9.99. Makes them just about a buck a piece.

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While interesting, unique and innovative, I can’t say that I find it all that practical. Not when each one lasts about 5 days before it needs to be replaced. I certainly won’t be spending $10 every 45 days or so I can unlock my device from a sticker on my skin. I am sure there are some people out there though that might find it useful in the right situations in life, maybe while traveling or attending conferences or something where keeping your device secured is extremely important.

What are your thoughts on this little oddball piece of gadgetry?

Via Droid-Life

VIVALINK website for more details and purchase.