Motorola unveils a tattoo that unlocks a cellphone

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

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Would you get a tattoo that would unlocked your phone?

Motorola and VivaLnk.com 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.


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