Jan 31, 2013 8:40 AM
Despite the fact that the name "Lockitron" would seem to suggest that the device belongs on the set of Transformers 4 (Why?), it's actually a genius gadget ($179, preorder). The small box is installed over your door's lock and requires only a quick sync and setup via your mobile device. Ta-da! You are now able to lock and unlock your door from anywhere in the world. All it takes is the press of a button on the Lockitron app, which also alerts you when your door has been locked or unlocked by someone else, and gives you peace of mind when you need to double-check that you locked up the house when you left.