This smartly-designed lock attaches to the throttle and brake control of most motorcycles and mopeds, adding a layer of security that goes beyond cables and ignition locks. Its internal mechanism is made using hardened steel, making it extremely difficult to defeat.
On paper, the PITTA drone is a brilliantly simple idea that should have been executed sooner. It’s a camera drone with the usual automatic flying modes, but it can also be mounted and used as an action cam or a security camera. Sadly, it only has digital image stabilization.
The QuickShelf Safe looks like an ordinary shelf, but it actually has a hidden compartment. You unlock its secret stash by placing one of the RFID keys on top of the shelf. You get four keys – two cards, one key fob, one token – and each shelf can work with up to 12 keys.
The Secret Shoe is a made-to-order derby with a deerskin upper. But it gets its name from the compartments beneath each insole, which hide 3 gizmos of your choice. Pick from 6 out of 12 devices, including a phone, a camera, a GPS tracker and a Swiss Army knife.
An ingenious way to protect valuables at the beach. Simply drill the Beach Vault into the sand and load your items inside. It can even be screwed through a hole in the included beach towel. Nobody will know it’s there, and you can rest easy while you go for a swim or sunbathe.
Apple’s iPhone X has started to arrive, and one of the big questions is how well FaceID works, and how easy it is to fool it. The Wall Street Journal recently put the phone to the test and shared their results. TL;DW? Don’t buy one if you have an identical twin.
An affordable home security solution. The Ring Protect Kit comes with a base station, a keypad, a contact sensor and a motion detector. Additional contact sensors cost $20 each, and extra motion detectors cost $30 each. It also works with other Ring security cameras.
The Moon camera has a base that allows for magnetic levitation and wireless charging. But it’s more than a floating eye. It can rotate itself towards a source of sound, and act as a home automation controller. It even has an IR blaster to control older appliances.
The surprisingly robust OttoLock is mainly designed for cyclists, but it’s so light and easy to use you’ll be locking down other items with it as well. It weighs just 4oz (115g) but is harder to cut than cable locks, thanks to the layers of metal and Kevlar inside its plastic sleeve.
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CGP Grey made two videos firmly arguing against any means, legal or otherwise, to defeat or circumvent digital encryption. As we rely more and more on digital storage and services, the outcome of this fight will affect not just us but also future generations as well.