A Padlock for the Video Game Generation

A Padlock for the Video Game Generation

Gregory Han
Jul 30, 2010

We wonder when we'll stop having dreams about forgetting our high school locker combination. Perhaps we'd be less apt to have those frustratingly nerve-wracking dreams if our locker padlock worked like these 1500I Speed Dial Combination Padlocks from Master Lock. Mimicking the analog controls of a XBox or PS3 controller, the combination is a series of up/down/left/right directional movements (had a flashback to a Contra code there for a moment), making it easy to input the combination without even looking.

  • World's first combination lock that opens on up/down/left/right directional movements
  • Patented technology is faster, easier and more secure than a standard combination lock
  • Maximum security with anti-shim technology
  • Combination can be reset to any number of movements in any sequence
  • 2" (51mm) wide metal body can be opened one-handed without looking for ease of use
  • Matching passcode indicators (letters, numbers, colors, shapes, symbols) are included for added customization – simple apply over arrows
  • Hardened steel shackle for increased bolt cutter protection

Reading some of the reviews, it seems the design has a few real-world operation issues that need to be smoothed out ("slider gets stuck", "opens one on every 23 attempts"), while other reviewers call it a "Houdini like magical lock" and "it takes me a mere 2.5 seconds to open my lock with one hand without even looking." Master Lock should have included a RESET button, right?

About $11 over at Amazon, making for a good back-to-school gift for the student in your life.

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