It may looked like a USB flash drive, but the USB Armory Mk II you see here is actually a full-featured computer. Yes. Believe it. This little guy clad in USB flash drive form factor is a fully functional computer that runs Linux and weighs heavy on security.

USB Armory Mk II Computer

You know you won’t be able to live disconnected and so, USB Armory Mk II is here to help. Power comes from a SoC, a NXP I.MX6ULZ ARM Cortex-A7 900 MHz, backed by 512 MB DDR3 RAM and a 16 GB eMMC storage. The latter is further expandable, if so desired, with microSD card. Yes. It also has that onboard.

Other hard specs include u-blox ANNA-B112 Bluetooth Low Energy, USB-C ports (a Dual Role Power port and a Upstream Facing Port), a pair of LEDs, slide switch for boot mode selection (eMMC or microSD), external security by Microchip ATECC608A + NXP A71CH. All the aforementioned is packed inside a custom enclosure developed in cooperation with Italian enclosure specialist, TEKO.

As you can so far, it is a geek thing. Definitely not for everyday user. But what can you use it for? I don’t know? Perhaps as a Tor Bridge, VPN router, and whatnot?

Like I have said, it is a geek thing and if you are one (a geek), you already know what you are going to use it for. If so, you may be interested in picking one up from Crowd Supply where it is currently being crowdfunded for $149.

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USB Armory Mk II is a product of Finland-based F-Secure Foundry, a security product company.

Images: F-Secure Foundry.

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