The Victorinox Presentation Master\u00a0is a\u00a0multifunction gadget\u00a0from the makers of the popular Swiss Army Knife that's\u00a0designed for\u00a0the digital age.\u00a0In addition to\u00a0a number of basic tools, the Presentation Master incorporates\u00a0features and functionality\u00a0meant specifically for\u00a0tech-savvy businesspeople, including a USB flash drive\u00a0with biometric fingerprint sensor,\u00a0a Bluetooth presenter for the occasional PowerPoint presentation and a laser pointer.\n\tThe Presentation Master has a number of\u00a0basic pocket knife tools, including a small blade, nail file, screwdriver, scissors and a key ring. The (red) laser-pointer and Bluetooth-presenter functions are powered by a couple of\u00a0a small batteries\u00a0(Type 390\/389) batteries, which are commonly used in watches and have an approximate life of between\u00a0five\u00a0and\u00a0ten years. The batteries are included in the package,\u00a0and they're installed with\u00a0the help of a paperclip. The flash storage module\u00a0is detachable, which\u00a0is\u00a0useful\u00a0during air travel, when the\u00a0pocket tool must be checked in with\u00a0your luggage.\n\tI was able to\u00a0easily pair the Presentation Master with my laptop, thanks to some simple instructions outlined in\u00a0a quick-start guide. The presenter functionality works as advertised, and it allowed me to advance (or go back) on my slides and\u00a0simultaneously use\u00a0the laser pointer to illustrate important points.\u00a0However, some users with\u00a0large thumbs may find the depressed slide-advance button mildly difficult to\u00a0use due to the gadget's tiny size. The Bluetooth module automatically powers off when not in use to conserve power or it\u00a0can be manually switched off by holding down the \u201cPrevious\u201d button.\n\tVictorinox Presentation Master Encrypted Storage\n\tOne of the most valuable\u00a0features of the Victorinox Presentation Master is its ability to store encrypted data.\u00a0But it is worth noting that the\u00a0Victorinox Presentation Master encrypts data\u00a0via a\u00a0software utility, unlike some more advanced solutions that use hardware encryption. This Victorinox Secure utility launches automatically when plugged into a PC, and it\u00a0lets you create\u00a0multiple protected-storage volumes that exist as encrypted files on the drive. (It can also be used to perform tasks such as data backup and synchronization,\u00a0but I did not test those features.)\n\tWhen used as a normal flash drive, the Presentation Master averaged\u00a0just under\u00a07MB\/sec when transferring a 400MB movie clip. It takes a few seconds to set up an encrypted drive volume, and you can load the drives\u00a0automatically upon launching Victorinox Secure.\n\tAnd the Victorinox Secure requests a password when you first start it up, but you can also\u00a0scan a finger to access the\u00a0drive.\u00a0(You can store your fingerprint when\u00a0you\u00a0run\u00a0the utility for the first time.)\n\tVictorinox Presentation Master Conclusion\n\tThe design and craftmanship of the Victorinox Presentation Master are very impressive, and it packs an unparalleled amount of practical hardware into the form factor of a standard-sized Swiss Army Knife. However, I do wish it supported\u00a0hardware encryption, and the gadget's\u00a0relatively slow data-transfer speeds are also somewhat disappointing.\n\tThe Victorinox Presentation Master is available in 8GB ($148.95), 16GB ($192.95)\u00a0and 32GB ($274.95) versions.\u00a0\n\tThe Victorinox Presentation Master with all tools except the USB 2.0 flash drive module retracted. The Victorinox logo is the location of the button for the laser pointer.\n\tThe "Up" and "Down" buttons on the underside are for the Bluetooth presenter.\n\tA close-up photo of the flash storage drive with embedded fingerprint sensor.