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BenjiLock uses a fingerprint to keep your gym locker secure

Who needs keys or a combination?
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Fingerprint readers are already a staple feature of many smartphones, and here at CES we've found the technology built into what looks like a traditional padlock. The BenjiLock, designed by a startup from Los Angeles, supports up to four different fingerprints and saves them in an encrypted chip for easy access. It doesn't leave physical keys out altogether, however, since the company says you may need to use the included set at some point. For example, if someone you don't know makes a few attempts to unlock the device, BenjiLock automatically erases your information and will require the key to open it again.

If you don't like the white model pictured here, it also comes in a variety of colors, including black, copper, brass and stainless steel. Unfortunately, BenjiLock won't be up for grabs until the third quarter of this year for $80, which isn't that high of price to pay for a fancy gym locker to humble brag about to your bros. Unless you'd rather stick to using keys or a combination that, somehow, you always manage to forget.

Gallery: Benjilock hands-on | 7 Photos

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