Daily Deal: The Quicklock
from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept
The Quicklock looks like a normal padlock but does not require an extra set of keys or a memorized combination to open it. The lock opens with a tap of an RF/NFC card (2 included in the purchase) or via Bluetooth and an app on your phone. The lock can be programmed to be used by up to 50 different NFC cards or unlimited phone users and will keep track of who used it and when, according to the Quicklock website FAQ. It’s available through the Techdirt Deals store for 18% off of retail and includes a choice of blue or black, 2 NFC cards, a key fob and a micro USB charger. Additional NFC cards, key fobs and even a ring (really?) are available as additional purchases through Quicklock’s site.
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Comments on “Daily Deal: The Quicklock”
"..die cast zinc alloy, rendering it virtually indestructible.."?
Unless the other material in the alloy is borazon, I’m going to go with “What is a spurious claim, Alex?”
Haha well, at least it’s cool and inexpensive. Good on whoever picked the deal.
A mini USB charger? I have to charge my lock? I hope it lasts longer than my phone…
I almost bought this, but the lack of a physical key to use when the battery dies is a showstopper problem for me.
Anyone want to take bets how long it will be until someone figures out a way to just plug in a USB cable and reprogram the lock?
It’s probably already done, but given that most locks that use a physical key can be easily picked and all locks can be easily cut with bolt cutters, I don’t see this as making the lock any less secure than the old-fashioned kinds.
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You wouldn’t even need a bolt cutter to break this lock. It’s housing, made of “virtually indestructible” (yes, they really said that) zinc alloy could easily be broken up with a few blows of a hammer. Zinc is actually a very soft, somewhat brittle metal commonly used in cheap die-cast items such as children’s toys.
That’s assuming that only the lock’s case is zinc, and not the shackle, which on any normal padlock is case-hardened steel. Considering that you could almost bite through a zinc shackle with your teeth, it would be hilarious if anyone was actually dumb enough to design a padlock with a zinc shackle.
Though maybe not so funny for the poor customer who got snookered into buying this lock and thinking it was more than just an ornamental novelty.
I like that Gretchen did want to put her name on the “content” she provides in here..
Mike advertising can be content, but this is not it… Horrible money grab, you are selling out