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Cloud-Connected Bike Lock

Posted in Security by Tam Yue on May 15th, 2014

skylockWe are sure all of you have seen the episode of the Big Bang Theory where Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard send the internet signal around the world to turn on the lamp in their apartment, right? And when Penny asks “Why?” the answer is simple “Because we can.” Duh.

That’s what makes the cloud-connected bike so super cool among all the bike locks. Because Skylockcan. These guys have invented a solar powered bike lock that you control with your smartphone through the cloud. There is no key to lose, …

Forever Lock Unpickable Bike Lock

Posted in Security by Darrin Olson on May 4th, 2014

Forever Lock Unpickable Bike LockSecuring your bike is always a challenge and a good bike lock is an important part. One of the challenges with key-based locks is of course someone just picking the lock. An inventor here claims to have created an un-pickable lock since the key chamber is simply not exposed. Just opening the lock is fairly complicated and we suggest just watching the video.

Pole Climbing Bike Lock

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on November 29th, 2010

A team of bicyclists have come up with a great solution to bike theft with this pole-climbing bike lock created for Germany’s Conrad. We don’t know when this will go on sale, but the device straps around a light pole and carries your bike high into the air using a remote control.

Right now it’s way too big to carry around and what if someone puts their bike beneath yours? Once they work out those problems, it’s an awesome idea. As long as it doesn’t fall on someone.


GPS-enabled bike lock

Posted in Personal Transport by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2010

This GPS-enabled bike lock tracks your bicycle, of course, but also protects your bike. It has to be attached to the rear area of your bicycle. Then with some help from third party mobile applications you can easily track down where your bike is and it can be used to unlock the bike itself.

What we like is that it saves you the time and energy that it takes to lock a bike when you need to park it. Now if only these Social Bicycles or SoBi were less noticeable.

Halo Bike Lock texts you when your bike is stolen

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2010

Summer. It’s a time of sun, fun, bikinis and…bike thieves. This concept from designer Steve Hunt looks just like a halo. It’s designed so that the connector cable is housed within the frame of the lock itself, which makes it harder for thieves to cut your cable.

The coolest feature however, is that Hunt wants to have an integrated wireless card inserted into the lock itself, so that when your bike gets stolen, the lock will notify you.

Exploding bike lock keeps your ride safe

Posted in Security by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2008

Exploding bike lock keeps your ride safeBike theft is always going on, especially in big cities. And it really sucks to have your bike stolen and have to walk home. Chances are they can’t even catch the thief, because your bike is so similar to everyone else’s and he’s long gone. These problems are now solved thanks to the exploding bike lock. The exploding bike lock…explodes.

If a thief tries to cut it, bang! It goes off. It sprays permanent dye everywhere when it’s cut, so the thief is covered and thereby easily identified. Chances are he’ll leave the bike and he will also be identifiable. I personally think that it would be an added bonus if it smelled like, say, urine. Serves him right. It’s called Karma punk!

Folding Bike Concept locks itself to poles

Posted in Concepts by Shane McGlaun on July 9th, 2010

Here in the sprawled out state of Texas most of us can’t use a bike to get around unless we are in one of the big cities. It’s also hot enough to melt the tires off your bike in the summer so you have that to deal with in additional to worrying about your bike being stolen.

A designer has designed a new concept mountain bike that has a bendable frame to eliminate the fear of theft. That frame is designed to allow the bike to wrap around a pole to prevent theft.


City Rack: A bike rack with built-in lock

Posted in Outdoors by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2008

City Rack: A bike rack with built-in lockIt can be a pain commuting everywhere on a bike. Especially when you forget to bring a bike chain with you so you can lock up your bike. The conceptual City Rack by designers Ilya Tkach and Nikita Gutsalenko will make life a bit easier for those who don’t have or forget their bike chain.

The rack has a lock built-in and several City Racks can be placed side-by-side, which makes for a great revenue generator for the city. The ring-shaped design makes it easy to lock your bike any which way you want. Sure, it isn’t free. But if that bothers you, then don’t forget your own lock and chain so you can lock it up anywhere.

Hiplok is a bicycle lock for your hips

Posted in Personal Transport by Conner Flynn on March 20th, 2011

Just as the name implies, this gadget will lock your bike up safe, but when it is not in use, you wear it on your hips. Some of us could use a hip lock that keeps our hips the same size they are now, but this is not that device.

It’s a fashion accessory and a super tough bicycle lock in one. The Hiplok is just a steel chain in a nylon sleeve that has a padlock at one end. Wear it while you ride and when you arrive at your destination, just lock it onto a solid structure. Simple.

Rock Lock protects your guitar from thieves

Posted in Musical Instruments by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2010

Guitar theft is apparently an epidemic and the Rock Lock Company wants to put an end to it and protect guitars everywhere. The lock is basically a buckle that snaps around your guitar neck, then you loop it around something immobile and lock it into place. Just like how you protect your bike.

It will cost you $49.99 and you can pre-order it now with free shipping. It’s a small price to pay to protect an expensive instrument.

Trilobite clock combines Steampunk & fossils

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on January 29th, 2009

Trilobite clock combines Steampunk & fossilsJud Turner has some skeletons in his closet. Lately he’s been letting them out and creeping out the world at large. A few days back we told you about his Bio-cycle. You know, the thing that looks like a Terminator on a bike.

If the Bio-cycle clues us in on the future of Terminator transport, this “Trilo Temporalis” trilobite fossil clock shows us that fossils were creepy, like to tell time, and are itching to get into the whole Steampunk thing. The working antique clock embedded in the head illustrates the passage of time and the connection between prehistoric and modern eras.


Master Lock offers theft protection for iPod

Posted in iPod Accessories by Shane McGlaun on September 8th, 2008

Master Lock iCageIf you like to take your iPod everywhere with you — like to the gym, office or other public place — you might be worried about someone stealing it. Theft of gadgets like iPods is common thanks to the small size of the devices.

Master Lock has been protecting all manner of property for years now with many different types of locks for different uses. Master Lock is now offering protection for your iPod with its new iCage. The iCage is a locking box with a security cable that is flexible like a bike lock.

The ultimate bike sound system

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on August 14th, 2008

The ultimate bike sound system
You don’t want to leave this bike sitting unattended on the sidewalk. Anyway, it’s not like you can secure this thing with a standard lock chain. You’d need a lot of chain. Clearly, this bike was built by a man who loves sound and wants to pedal down the street like the ultimate speaker pimp, tipping his hat at people, acting like the booming bass doesn’t phase him, while his leg muscles burn from moving these mammoth speakers. Ain’t nothin but a G thing yo. G as in geek. Word.

See, a group of Trinidadian teenagers in Queens are customizing their BMX bikes. They all have one of these speaker bikes. I would imagine that it’s great exercise. Nicholas Randall and Joe Stevens made a movie about it it called Made In Queens. Check it out below.

The XO Move concept bike moves us

Posted in Personal Transport by Conner Flynn on April 3rd, 2008

The XO Move concept bike moves us
It looks like a cross between a transformer and a weird futuristic pod on wheels. The idea is that when parked, it will transform and lock up easily for security. Another great selling point is that it’s adaptable to user needs, capable of carrying one or two people and even has a variable wheel base for more road stability.

Who knows when we’ll see something like this on the roads, but it’s a great idea and more importantly it looks awesome. I’m all for anything that makes the world look more like a Sci-Fi flick. It beats the hell out of a moped.

Lock Alarm Screams at 100 Decibels

Posted in Security by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2007

Lock Alarm sounds at 100 decibals to thwart thievesThis Lock Alarm from Skymall comes with a 24 inch cable and will alarm with a shrill of 100 decibels if tampered with. Use the cable and combination lock to secure your bike, laptop or briefcase and if the lock is tampered with or the cable is cut and a sound equivalent to the loudness of a jackhammer will bring some attention.

The Lock Alarm also has a motion sensor that can be set to go off with any movement. A short time delay lets you open the …

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