- The stupidest bike lock in the world is launching!
For fans of bullpuckies over complicated crap – I present to you:
Skylock connects to your phone so you never have to worry about losing your key.
Skylock uses its accelerometer to notifiy your bike is being tampered with. If your bike shakes, Skylock will feel it, and send you an alert.
Skylock can detect many types of serious crashes using its built-in accelerometer. The Skylock app can notify anyone in your trusted network.
Skylock lets you share access to your bike with anyone in your trusted network. With Skylock you can create and set up your own bike share system.
All this useless crap for a mere….
$199 [plus tax]
This is just about the daftest thing I have ever read.
Keys. Keys have been around for hundreds of years.
They don’t go flat.
They don’t have software issues.
They don’t need electricity from the sun.
They don’t have capacitive buttons that stop working in the rain.
They don’t have the possibility of being overridden/hacked though USB.
They don’t have the possibility of being overridden/hacked though WiFi.
They don’t require a large amount of energy and raw materials to make.
They don’t send false alerts if your bike falls over.
They are cheap to manufacture.
They are reliable.
They can be almost impossible to hack.
They can be replaced easily [keep keyID code from manufacturer].
They don’t depend on your phone battery/software.
They work in the rain/sun/hot/cold.
They’re a better design solution, sorry.
[Though I applaud their work to bankrupt hipsters]
Posted 4 years agondthorntonMember
Looks like quite a good idea
It wont work for me because I don’t carry a lock – instead I leave big motorbike chains in town and at work…. and I wouldn’t part with £200 for a lock.
But I can see certain people buying that, especially those that regularly leave there bike in different places and allow family and friends to use it.
Sorry to urinate on your camp fire but they will probably make a lot of cashPosted 4 years agomduncombeMember
I see this lock not as an unattended lock but a lock you use when you stop at a cafe or pub.
If the mechanical aspects are decent enough then any thief is unlikely to defeat it on their first attempt especially if they have not come across it before and may give you enough time to get back before they do.
My only real concern is the price.Posted 4 years ago
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