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Tapplock One fingerprint ID padlock makes for the fastest bike lock ever

Tapplock One fingerprint ID digital padlock unlocks with your fingerprint
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No matter how good the lock, if it’s a pain to use, it’s one more little mental barrier to going by bike rather than car. While not specifically aimed at the bicycle crowd, the Tapplock One caught our eye for it’s modern take on unlocking. Using a capacitive fingerprint scanner like what’s on the iPhone, it’ll unlock up to 3,500 times on a single charge…and do it in under a second.

Tapplock One fingerprint ID digital padlock unlocks with your fingerprint

Available in three colors and retailing for $99 each (or as bundles for a bit of a deal), the Tapplock One uses a Zamak 3 zinc alloy metal body with cut-resistant 7mm stainless steel shackle, a double-layered lock design with anti-shim and anti-pry capabilities. Pair it with a coated or covered chain (like Kryptonite’s New York series) and you’ve got solid security that’s faster than fiddling with keys.

Tapplock One fingerprint ID digital padlock unlocks with your fingerprint

The lock has Bluetooth, pairing with an app that’ll let you assign fingerprints to up to 500 users, see who’s used it and when, and rescind access as needed. The app also shows battery status. The lock itself has a learning algorithm that gets smarter at identifying your fingerprints the more you use it, so it gets faster at unlocking over time, too. If your fingerprint isn’t working for some reason, you can also unlock it via app, or with a sequence of short and long pushes on the sensor pad. It’s IP66 water resistant, rust-proof, rain-proof and operates in temps between -10ºC and 60ºC (14ºF and 140ºF).

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Peter
Peter
5 years ago

how do you unlock it if the battery is dead?

yogibimbi
yogibimbi
5 years ago

I am still waiting for mine from the kickstarter project… :-S

msironen
5 years ago

7mm doesn’t sound very confidence-inspiring with regards to bolt cutters.

VARA Cyklar
5 years ago

No.

Thom
Thom
5 years ago

The temperature range was the deal breaker for me, at least this time of the year.

Dave B
Dave B
5 years ago

If the fingerprint scanner is as reliable as the one on my iPhone, plan on walking home every so often. This is a highly technical solution to a trivial problem. A key or combination dial are far more reliable, stronger and certainly a lot cheaper.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
5 years ago

Where was this in high school when I was richarding around with a new combination every year!

Mike A
Mike A
5 years ago

Hundred bucks for a fancy padlock? I just don’t see how that’s gonna fly. $30 max.
When the shackle is that big, it’s simply a formality. No point in paying for extra tech.

Carl
Carl
5 years ago

Every so often someone thinks the lock needs modernizing and makes something that requires a battery.

This is nearly as bad an idea as electronic brakes.

Ol' SHel'
Ol' SHel'
5 years ago

Wouldn’t a thief just scratch the crap out of your little screen as a way to punish you for trying to thwart him?

Perhaps a key is the ultimate technology.

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