WiFi-enabled lock is a good idea, but the lock needs some work

As is the case with so many concepts we see here at CG, the design here hasn’t really caught up to the idea — like that other bike lock I just wrote up. Lock that alerts you via WiFi if it gets tampered with? Good. Lock that looks like you could cut through it with a pair of kiddie scissors? Not so good.

And why does it need an EyeFi card? Why not just transmit a pre-arranged signal via a tiny but high-powered transmitter on the WiFi spectrum? Also: joints = weak points. A real lock has none. So – I expect we’ll see something like this soon (if there isn’t one for sale already via SkyMall) but it won’t be this one.

Also, I don’t trust designers who don’t know their image formatting. You don’t downrez text and then save as a PNG!

[via NotCot]