Black Diamond Magnetron Carabiners Auto-Lock with Magnets
What’s so special about Magnetron Technology? One word: magnets. Yes, that’s right—locking carabiners that utilize magnets and not twistlocks or screwlocks on the gates.
Black Diamond's patent-pending Magnetron Technology will be available on select locking carabiners in July 2012.
Here are the basics: using the power of magnetic fields to reinvent the locking carabiner, the Magnetron GridLock and the Magnetron RockLock locking carabiners combine maximum security and ease of use like never before.
- Magnetic attraction to a steel insert in the carabiner nose keeps two independent arms securely locked.
- Locking arms must be individually depressed before the gate can be opened.
- Once open, opposing magnetic fields repel the arms to ensure smooth and reliable gate operation.
- Symmetrical design allows for easy one-handed operation (right or left).
For an in-depth look at the concept and development of Magnetron Technology, watch the Black Diamond video below.
Magnetron GridLock and the Magnetron RockLock will be in stores by July 2012.