News and fasteners 2019 – FIDLOCK’s review of the year

News and fasteners 2019 – FIDLOCK’s review of the year

This year’s end is near, and the holidays are coming closer. Right on time for the Christmas markets to start and the reflectiveness that is typical of this season, we are jumping on the bandwagon: Get ready for a review of our novelties in the world of magnetic fastening and FIDLOCK’s news that defined our year 2019!

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Footwear with FIDLOCK – tieless with magnetic buckles

Footwear with FIDLOCK – tieless with magnetic buckles

It happens to almost everyone and is annoying, can be dangerous and takes time: stumbling over open shoelaces. Fortunately, FIDLOCK magnetic buckles and fasteners offer clever alternatives that save time, effort and are fun to handle. This article puts a spotlight on our fasteners,  developed specifically for the footwear industry. Additionally, we want to demonstrate the versatile application areas of our other FIDLOCK fasteners with different primary purposes – saying goodbye to shoelaces, knots and frustration! more…

Hobby? Outdoors! Convertible gear through magnetic fastening

Hobby? Outdoors! Convertible gear through magnetic fastening

Spending time outdoors offers much-needed balance for many people, especially as an escape of life in the big cities. Driven by a passion, finding proper gear that supports its wearers is very important. Especially at this time of the year, when the temperatures and the weather aren’t very consistent and planning ahead is replaced by luck. Fortunately, clever companies see this dilemma and make gear that can adapt according to the situation at hand. Thanks to our magnetic fasteners and buckles, the conversion of such products is quick, easy and smooth. The following companies set great examples for the comfort and versatility outdoor gear can achieve with FIDLOCK magnetic fasteners:

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Neodymium magnets – strong features for FIDLOCK fasteners

Neodymium magnets – strong features for FIDLOCK fasteners

All FIDLOCK magnetic fasteners are based on the unique FIDLOCK concept which combines a mechanical lock with magnetic attraction. As a result, FIDLOCK fasteners revolutionized conventional fastening alternatives, revealing new dimensions in ease of use, functionality and fun. Key to many perks of these fasteners and buckles are the neodymium magnets – but why exactly and what makes them so special?

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Challenging autumn weather: Bags and carrying systems for any daily schedules

Challenging autumn weather: Bags and carrying systems for any daily schedules

It is that time of the year again: Autumn envelopes us in changing weather conditions and the days are becoming shorter. Especially our daily lives demand safe and easy transport of essentials like laptop, smartphone or wallet. This blog post follows up on exactly this matter. It is a platform for innovational bags and carrier systems with FIDLOCK components that sustain brilliant performance in typical autumn weather. To have an umbrella at hand when you are on the move might be nice, but rain tends to come from the side when it is windy and carrying it around can get quite cumbersome. These products aren’t just an ideal companion in the current rainy days but are prime examples of ideally implementing wearing comfort and user-friendliness with FIDLOCK magnetic fasteners:

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FIDLOCK at the Kind + Jugend 2019

FIDLOCK at the Kind + Jugend 2019

Entirely for the desires and needs of your little ones

Creating products for babies, toddlers or children is a very special task. Nothing is more important to parents than their offspring and their well-being. Naturally, the industry constantly strives to not just meet the demands of the little ones and their sleep-deprived guardians but to surpass those with innovative creations. As the international leading fair, the Kind + Jugend offers the ideal platform for product developers and designers taking this important matter into their hands. Accordingly, FIDLOCK and the territory of the Kind + Jugend are a natural fit. With our patented magnetic-mechanical fastening solutions, the FIDLOCK concept offers many innovations in the fastener industry that are ideally suited for child-related products, introducing new models at the Kind + Jugend 2019:

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FIDLOCK goes Eurobike 2019

FIDLOCK goes Eurobike 2019

Annually, you can explore diverse products and innovations for the biking industry at the globally leading bike fair Eurobike, located in Friedrichshafen. The FIDLOCK portfolio already covers many attaching solutions or fasteners with easy, single-handed operation which are ideally suited for bikes and biking equipment. Our developers constantly improve our current portfolio and design new magnetic-mechanical fastening solutions for your products and customers worldwide. The FIDLOCK team will be welcoming you in Hall A4, Stand 207 at the Eurobike 2019, ready for questions or individual requests. On-site, we will reveal a couple of surprises, including one with a very special impact on FIDLOCK. Additionally, our very own in-house FIDLOCK Bike team will proudly present upcoming systems for the modern cyclist!

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Launching soon: the new Fidlock Newsletter for fellow magnet enthusiasts

Launching soon: the new Fidlock Newsletter for fellow magnet enthusiasts

Fidlock’s portfolio already includes many patented fastening solutions that make handling a buckle or a fastener so much easier and even fun. Originating from our innovative Fidlock concept, our developers constantly strive to create new and unique components to complement your products. To keep you from losing track, we want to offer the information you require without a pushy overload of unnecessary mailings. Keep up to date about fairs and events where you can meet Fidlock and test our fasteners, read about new magnetic-mechanical creations and don’t miss out on selected Fidlock-related news. Just as our magnetic fasteners, we want our newsletter to make your life easier and not your routine inbox check any harder. This is a newsletter for you and your fellow subscribers and not just all about us – subscribe now!

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New Fidlock Technology

New Fidlock Technology

The designers and product developers at Fidlock are constantly working on new fasteners, buckles and new technolgies. Thanks to their tireless efforts, Fidlock has a huge selection of fasteners and technologies that customers can choose from. Sometimes the buckle or the technology is so specific it is made for one application, such as the Fidlock Helmet Buckles. Often times though the Fidlock technologies and fasteners can be used for a wide variety of applications.

This newest technology falls into the second category. The Fidlock Winch is not only a new fastener but also presents an brand new technology, this is the fastener we want to present to you today.

The Fidlock Winch combines the infamous magnetic-mechanical Fidlock concept with that of a ratchet. This unique combination allows the user to not only use the Fidlock Winch to open and close their applications but also to adjust them. Thanks to this combination the fields of application are endless ranging from shoes, to vests, to helmets, orthopaedic aids to even blinds.

As there are a sheer endless amount of application suggestions, we cannot possibly cover them all, which is why we would like to present a small selection to give you an idea of where we would envision this fasteners use.

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Secure buckles for baby equipment and innovative baby items

Secure buckles for baby equipment and innovative baby items

New parents face a huge number of challenges, from responsibilities relating to their child right through to everyday tasks where they normally use both hands – which now have to be managed with a child in tow. It often takes a while before everything can run smoothly. In these situations, all parents tend to wish at one point or another that they had a third hand. A great deal of things would be so much easier to accomplish, especially with small children around – one hand for the child, the other two for everything else.

As the dream of a third hand is out of reach, and it is not possible to manage everything with just one hand, parents need solutions such as buckles that can be operated with one hand to tackle this problem. Helpful baby equipment is therefore necessary that can make everyday tasks easier for adults – whether it’s strapping children into the car seat, putting on the baby carrier, or opening the diaper bag.

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