Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Winning combination

It's far easier to remember a short word than it is a four-digit number -- especially when you already have umpteen passwords and access codes kicking around in your brain. Wordlock's letter-coded travel, bike, and padlocks are perfect for those who have a hard time keeping track of their codes, or for locks that only get occasional use (like the ones on your suitcases). I was pleased to be able to test a few, and wrote about them in my Gearing Up column in the Globe's Sunday Travel Section recently:

Gearing Up
May 31, 2009

Letter-Perfect Lock
By Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff

We have so many personal identification codes nowadays, it can be tough to remember the one that you use just for your luggage. And the last thing you want when you're on a long trip is to be faced with a locked bag and no way to get inside. Wordlock's TSA-approved travel locks let you customize them with easy-to-remember four-letter codes. They're about $11 each and come in four colors. You can find them at many Target, Ace Hardware, and Walgreens stores, by
phone at 800-381-5109, and online at

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