Motorola unveils a tattoo that unlocks a cellphone

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 07/25/2014, 02:57pm

Would you get a tattoo that would unlocked your phone?

Motorola and have partnered to create temporary tats you can wear that will unlock your Moto X. It isn’t the usual ink tat but a press-on, digital tat. The companies say the tattoo will last about five days each and are sold in packs of 10 for $9.99.

Each digital tattoo is designed to unlock your phone with just a touch of your Moto X to the tattoo, no passwords required. The nickel-sized tattoo is adhesive, lasts for five days, and is made to stay on through showering, swimming, and vigorous activities like jogging. And it’s beautiful—with a shimmering, intricate design.

Motorola says a person, on average, takes 2.3 seconds to unlock their phone and does this 39 times a day.

“It’s another step in making it easier to unlock your phone on the go and keep your personal information safe,” Motorola says on its blog.

A year ago Motorola launched Skip, a clip-on device, to unlock the Moto X.

Motorola cuts price on Moto X
Motorola tries to put a smartphone in every hand