Exploding bike lock shows bike thieves who's boss

Bike theft in major cities is a big problem, with people afraid to leave their bikes locked up anywhere for fear of some thief coming along with wire cutters and whisking it away. And with biking a great, environmentally-friendly alternative to driving, we want more people to feel up to using their bikes more often. Enter the exploding bike lock.

The exploding bike lock is pretty self explanatory: it's a bike lock that blows up if you try to cut it instead of opening it properly. It works like anti-theft tags on clothes by spraying a permanent dye everywhere when it's cut, so the potential thief is covered and easily identified. Is it a perfect solution? No, but it's a clever step forward for bike security, so we'll take it.

SmartLock, via Crave