This got mentioned in the Deals topic, but I figured this deserves it’s own topic for discussion.
This is a pretty neat idea but…
I just put a keypad entry on my garage door. Super simple to open and close the door when I’m out for a ride with the added benefit of not needing my bike or truck around to use it.
I heard about this on the cycling tips nerd alert podcast today. Bar end plug garage door opener. brilliant. https://12speed.com/
If it works, this is probably the best 40$ anyone with a garage can spend on something bike related.
I just open my garage with my phone as I’m pulling into the driveway
Yeah I heard about that plug thing on Ct podcast and my mind immediately went to either that Bluetooth device or an actual keypad remote on the exterior of the house. I don’t get the point if the bar end remote
I have a keypad on the wall, but I can see dentists buying this for sure
OK…whew. It isn’t just me wondering what the point was with other basic options available.
LOL I thought cool. What bike… Then I realized I have a keypad on the door and can open the door with my phone… I am looking for a problem for this solution lol.
I haven’t used the keypad on my garage since I moved in and don’t even know the code but been meaning to figure it out. I guess if I can’t and need a new one anyways this gadget isn’t much more than a new keypad?
That external keypad is effectively a remote. I could be wrong, but I believe you simply re-learn it with the garage door motor, just like re-pairing a remote, and you assign a new code. Try finding the instructions online… probably easier than you think.
Yep, I’m hoping it’s simple…it’s just getting around to doing it. Typically we’re only bringing in cars or using the stairs/entry door so it’s not a priority normally but with it getting nicer out and more outside riding…
I am a bit worried the weather may have gotten to it as it’s missing a cover. Basically who doesn’t want an excuse to buy a new gadget…however useless it may actually be.
Honestly, it’s not really the practicality that gets me, it’s the ease of use. It’d also be a great way to show off to your buddies at the end of the ride.
Ok, so I think this is pretty brilliant. Also has a lot of utility during a zombie apocalypse. Get all kitted up and on your bike, open the door from the remote, tear out of your garage before they can get you, close the door so no zombies get into your house. You’ve got plenty of motivation for those threshold and VO2 intervals as they chase you. Then, when you’re done, you can go full throttle at your garage and open the door just in time and close it before any get inside - brilliant!
Cool idea, less fumbling around than the phone / Wi-Fi interface I had set up for the same purpose.
Nah… they are waiting for the 3D printed titanium “Limited Edition” from Silca.
$40 is chump change for a bike accessory
I have one of these setup as well but I find the app takes forever to open and connect. I typically have to start the process a couple blocks from home if I want to roll straight into the garage
Really? I’m on a 2 year old Android and it takes less than a second to open and connect. I have a mesh wifi router right near the garage though
I do have a wall keypad. I don’t like the idea of the keypad outside. To me it seems not super secure with the usual standard of 4 digit passcode.
I actually added the keypad because I didn’t want to carry a garage door opener. I may be more up to add a cellphone solution, but that is more expensive that this.
Idk… This seems like a good solution, and the price is not horrible for it’s size.