Smart bike locks are nothing new. They allow you to use your phone to lock or unlock your bike. Skylock is pretty special though. It is an intelligent bike lock that connects to your phone and automatically unlocks when you approach your bike. It has capacitive touch buttons you can use to unlock it. More importantly, it has a solar panel that recharges the battery. An hour of sunlight will provide a week of power for the lock.
Skylock is more than your average bike lock. Its companion app can get you help if you are in an accident. Skylock can withstand abuse and lets you know when it is being tampered with. It can withstand even the toughest breaking methods. This lock makes bike sharing with others much more convenient. Skylock will start shipping in early 2015.