Altor’s Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock

An engineering student crowdfunds a lightweight, convenient and secure option that clips onto your bag or belt

Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor’s folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both. Made from Grade 5 titanium and weighing 560 grams (about 1.23 pounds), it has a patent pending three-piece joint that counteracts one of the biggest weaknesses …

TappLock

A smooth "open sesame" with just your fingerprint

New Toronto-based venture Pishon Labs offers two different padlocks that open with your fingerprint. Built upon a compact Fingerprints Cards AB FPC1020 sensor, the one-touch lock is certainly more convenient, if not faster, than traditional ones that require keys, a combination or even newer smart-locks that pair with phones. It’s also flexible: if you want to share the lock, up to 200 fingerprints can be …

Nokē Smart U-Lock

A connected, app-enabled and handsome device to protect your beloved urban steed

No matter how structurally sound one’s bike lock is, there’s always the sneaking suspicion that somewhere a thief’s bolt-cutters are equally capable. As home lock systems become connected, smarter and thus better at their job of protecting, so too have bike locks. Few however match the styling and quality of the Nokē U-Lock. After the success of their smart padlock, Utah-based startup FŪZ Designs created …