Pressed into service recently to teach handcuff escape workshops to high school students, I built this. The huge, functional, see-through demonstration handcuff.
Learning how the ratchet and pawl mechanism works helped the students visualize the internals of the standard-issue cuffs; they were soon shimming their way out of behind-the-back cuffings using only a hair clip.
This is the AmazonBasics Folding Bike Lock. It’s $28. Don’t buy it. “Because this can be opened so quickly with low-skill attacks, it should go without saying that I see this as a product to avoid,” says the LockPickingLawyer.
I post the Lockpicking Lawyer so frequently I decided not to do so again until he opened something by hitting it. This he has in fact done, it turns out: a fancy $150 gun safe so unsafe I won’t even name or link to it here. I will not be posting the Lockpicking Lawyer again […]
First, they were all about serving a protective necessary function. But now, about 10 weeks after the explosion of the COVID-19 outbreak, face masks are beginning to serve a different role. Just like all the fashion accessories that came before them, face masks are now showing off a little piece of ourselves to the everyday […]
Promoting products is almost nothing like it was back in the Mad Men days. In fact, the digital landscape has changed the ad game so much that it barely even resembles early Grey’s Anatomy days anymore. Marketing a product digitally isn’t about the right ad slogan or color scheme. It’s about crafting the narrative around […]
Every once in a while, we see a new product come along that’s so versatile and elegantly simple that it’s strange no one’s ever gone there before. Portable lights themselves aren’t new, but there’s something about the MOGICS Coconut Light that’s so seamlessly well-designed and adaptable that it feels startlingly original. The Coconut is basically […]