Glide Safe Cabinet With Finger Recognition

Glide Safe Cabinet With Finger Recognition

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 9, 2004

Computers meet Mid-Century Modern. At ICFF we saw these cabinets from a distance. They didn't stand out for their cool shape and color (there was a lot of cool stuff around), they stood out because of the little LED that winked in a sweet green and red light from the right side. What is that? We crept closer.

The Glide Mod Cabinet is a beautiful designed two drawer cabinet that has an automatic locking system which is activated when you touch your finger to the little pad on top. Only your finger...

Anyone else's finger OR another finger on your hand and the little light stays on and the lock won't let up. The technology is so seamless and aesthetically pleasing that we wanted to find a use for this in our home, though we had none. You just want to keep testing it.

The big breakthrough here is that technology can be subtle and beautiful. We predict that we will see much more of this sort of thing, integrated for beauty and that "alive" feeling, as well as function.

Glide makes larger file cabinets with the same technology, which can be programmed (via Bluetooth) to open many ways. For example, your index finger would open all the cabinets, while your secretary's index finger would only open the top two. Available at Glide, Inc., ( 718.722.7340). MGR

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