Vapor Corp. Unveiling Biometric E-Cigarette
Showcases fingerprint identification technology at Consumer Electronics Show
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Vapor Corp. has unveiled the working prototype of the Vapor X personalized, rechargeable vaporizer unit with patent-pending fingerprint lock technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2014) in Las Vegas.
The company said it will be available to consumers in the second half of 2014 to consumers online and through authorized dealers nationwide. The device will retail for between $199 and $299.
"The next trend in alternative smoking devices is the personalized vaporizer that incorporates the technology that we expect from our high-end tech devices. Today, we are debuting the newest technology in this space," said Kevin Frija, CEO of Vapor Corp. "By incorporating this biometric user identity technology into the Vapor X personal vaporizer, the door is opened to many customizable features. The fingerprint lock security allows customers to protect their device from use by another individual and this same technology will lead to the development of additional features and controls. Much like the fitness mobile app technology we have seen gain recent popularity, vaporizer users will soon be able to download their 'vaping' statistics through a corresponding mobile application in order to track exactly how often they use the device."
Vaporizers are the rechargeable, customizable, "high-end cousin" of the disposable electronic cigarette, the company said. The Vapor X with fingerprint lock technology will incorporate biometric technologies in order to keep the device locked and turned off unless the authorized user is present. When a consumer first purchases the device, it will require an authorized user to be assigned through a fingerprint scan. Once this user is assigned, he or she is the only person who can activate the device. This will not only protect against minors being able to turn on the device, but it will render the device useless in the case of theft.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Vapor Corp., a publicly traded company, is a leading e-cigarette company. Its brands include Fifty-One, Krave, VaporX, EZ Smoker, Alternacig, Green Puffer, Americig, Fumare, Hookah Stix and Smoke Star. The company also designs and develops private-label brands for distribution customers." Vapor Corp.'s e-cigarettes and accessories are available online, through direct response to TV advertisements and through retail locations throughout the United States.