This solar-powered bike lock opens using only your phone
Bike locks are a dime a dozen. Most of them perform one task — keeping your bike secure. It's not hard to do, but in the connected world in which we live, people expect more from all of their devices. Skylock is a new Bluetooth-enabled lock that looks to do just that.
Skylock is a U-shaped bike lock that has no key. It uses your phone over Bluetooth and unlocks automatically when you are near the lock. It has a keypad as well for backup just in case you're separated from your phone.
The fun doesn't stop there though. Want to let your friends borrow your bike? Just give their phone access to your lock. Skylock also has an accelerometer and will alert you if your bike is moved, or your loved ones should you be involved in a crash while riding. Perhaps the best feature of all however is that Skylock is solar-powered — so no need to charge it up or change out batteries. Providing it catches some rays it will stay powered up and ready to go.
Skylock will retail for $249 and have a companion app for both iOS and Android. Those who get in early and back Skylock can do so for a discounted price of $159.
Source: The Verge