Knog Solid State U-Lock
Knog had this prototype solid state u-lock on display, creating a mechanically keyless, pick-proof locking mechanism for bikes similar to those in high end automobiles. The artfully designed lock is expected to go for roughly $150 when it reaches market and utilizes a solid state (think RAM or USB thumb drive memory) “key” to unlock the dual engaging lock core. No batteries are involved in the operation, and the lock itself is made of the same hardened steel of quality u-locks to resist cutting and prying. Also of note from Knog were a couple of new tools like this folding crescent wrench and pliers and this compact multitool featuring allen keys, spoke wrenches, a chain tool and a 15mm wrench amongst a few other tricks.