Signet High-capacity

by Nth Dimension

An all-in-one encrypted USB flash drive, two-factor authentication token, and password manager

View all updates Aug 21, 2019

Production Prototype Produced

This week we received the injection mold samples of Signet HC. We were pleased to see that the enclosure halves fit together even better than the milled prototypes we tested earlier. Combined with the production PCB’s we received a few weeks ago we have been able to produce our first production prototype, seen below. The circuit board prototype fit well inside the case after some light sanding of the lengthwise edges — this is not surprising because we did not design a gap between the PCB and the enclosure. We did this in order to achieve a friction fit for ease of assembly and to give the finished product a robust feel. We will reduce the width of our production PCBs by 0.1 mm to reduce or eliminate the need to sand them to achieve a friction fit.

Enclsoure quality

Overall we are very happy with the quality of the enclosure prototypes. We want to deliver a polished final product however, so we have identified a few cosmetic issues that we will try to get fixed before volume production. The silkscreen logo was slightly misaligned, which we can fix by providing more clear printing instructions. There are also some areas where the surface texture is irregular making it appear lightly scratched. Our tooling firm believes these issues can be improved by touching up the mold.

The next steps

We expect to be launching our campaign very soon. The enclosure only needs small refinements and that work should not delay the campaign. Our production PCB prototype has been performing well so far. We have been able to achieve unencrypted read and write performance in excess of 35 MB/s, and an encryption speed of roughly 15 MB/s. There is more testing we want to do but we have fairly high confidence in our circuit design at this point.


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$80

Signet HC

An all-in-one physically secured USB flash drive, authentication tool, and personal information manager you can take with you wherever you go.


$150

Two Signet HC's

Two Signet-HC's, an all-in-one physically secured USB flash drive, authentication tool, and personal information manager you can take with you wherever you go. You can give one Signet to a friend or keep one as a backup device.


$700

Ten Signet HC's

Ten Signet-HC's, an all-in-one physically secured USB flash drive, authentication tool, and personal information manager you can take with you wherever you go. You can give one Signet to a friend or keep one as a backup device.


$3

USB Extension Cable

Helps keep your Signet HC close to your keyboard when the closest USB port is too far away. Can also reduce strain on the device's connector to increase its lifespan. 3'

USB Extension Cable

$3

Micro-USB Host Adapter Cable

Connects your Signet HC to a USB-micro Android device. 6"


$3

USB-C host Adapter Cable

Connects your Signet HC to a USB-C Android device. 6"

USB-C host Adapter Cable

Credits

Nth Dimension

Producer of privacy and security focused open source electronics.


Neils Nesse

Creator

Mingjane Wu

Technical writer / UX designer


PCBWay

PCBA Manufacturer

Sea Sky Tooling

injection molding

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