Who needs fingerprint scanners? Motorola's new "Skip" accessory might be the user authentication of the future.
Motorola is taking action in the war against passwords, and with the Moto X's Skip you'll be able to authenticate without entering a passcode or placing your thumb against the glass like you're being arrested.
The wearable doodad lets users bypass the Moto X's lock screen with no hassle, and for a limited time Motorola will it away to those who buy the phone through the online Moto Maker.
Skip also comes with three "Skip dots," stickers that can be placed in the car or at home and unlock the Moto X with a tap.
The future of authentication
AllThingsD helped break the news of Motorola's Skip today and mentioned that the American company could have even bigger authentication plans in the works.
At the site's D11 conference this year, Motorola's head of advanced projects Regina Dugan reportedly discussed a future where users authenticate with their mobiles using swallowed pills and even tattoos. How's that for a contract?