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The Key Hole For Uncoordinated People
Industrious design leads a key hole that might save your door's paint finish.
Lock key hole design concept screams “why didn’t I think of that?”
May 17, 2010 by Stephen Hopkins

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve missed the keyhole and gouged a trench in my front door’s paint ... well, I’d probably have about $20. Unfortunately, that’s not quite enough to fix the damage done and also won’t buy me any additional hand-eye coordination either. If the stars align, those woes could all be a thing of the past. 

Pulling from the why-didn’t-I-think-of-that catalog comes the “new-age keyhole” which incorporates an ingenious v-shaped channel to guide your wobbly key on-track and into the slot. This is still just a design concept, but maybe the folks at Schlage or Stanley will figure they could sell a lot more of these than iPhone-controlled, finger-print reading, retina-scanner locks. 

Being an engineer in a former life, I agree with others that have commented on the design’s susceptibility to water, dirt, and debris. Maybe this is right up the alley of indoor-access apartment and condo dwellers or at least those with deep porches. 

I guess there’s always a price to pay for one’s natural lack of gracefulness. 

[via CNET Crave]

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Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.

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