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Trixes 4-Dial TSA Combination Padlock
Member Name: topsyturvy
Trixes 4-Dial TSA Combination Padlock
Advantages: comes in different colours, very safe
The lock is not too heavy but a bit chunkier than I had expected, it weighs 70g and its dimensions are 6.7cm x 3.0cm x 1.2cm. It has the TSA reg symbol on the side of it and a big silver metal ring at the top which slots into a hole to lock this. It is a beautiful purple colour and has four rolling dials, to set a safe combination for security. Underneath is a small TSA number and a slot for a key to go into, it doesn't really have much else for it, the numbers are very easy to see and when the lock comes you need to set it as it is automatically put to 0-0-0-0 and you need to change this by following the instructions given on the back of the packaging.
TRIXES 4 DIAL TSA COMBINATION LOCK
First things first, setting up the lock is where you need to begin so you first of all need to pull up the shackle and then rotate it 90° clockwise and then press it into the hole. Once this is done you then hold it down and turn it another 90° counter clockwise, once this step is done you can then set your combination lock. I have to be honest here, I found this a bit confusing to follow and had to get my boyfriend to do it, it sounds easier than it was, a bit fiddly but now it is set I probably will not be changing the combination again. Once you choose your number you turn the shackle back to where it was and it stores it.
To change your combination number you just need to repeat the steps again and you can change it as many times as you like which is very useful. This lock comes with a TSA accepted symbol on it which means that it is accepts by the Transportation Security Administration and bags can be lock while it will still allow for TSA inspections without damaging the lock. Under the lock every lock will have a TSA code which allows authorities to unlock it if they need to check it. It means your bag can be unlocked and checked easily without them breaking your lock to get in. It is mainly for your own peace of mind and all good quality locks should have this symbol on them really.
So, I have been using this lock for a while now and it always seems to work fine and is very reliable. I use it mainly at my gym as it is a good few times a week and you just set your combination pull up the shackle, slot it into the locker closing and then push the shackle down and move all of the combination numbers around and it is very securely locked. As soon as my combination is put in the lock opens very easily and it is never a problem trying to open it, it hasn't worn or got rusty. I have used this also on luggage before and it has had no problems either, the good thing is having such a big loop on it, it can slot into a lot of things and wider fastenings.
I love this lock and it was worth what I paid for it as it reassures me that my items are safe. It is very good quality and always works easily and the fact it is easy enough to change your combination is good in itself. It is small enough to carry around in your pocket and this is all I could need for travelling. The locks come in a wide range of colours which is about as exciting as it gets when it comes to buying locks. My purple one is nice but I have just spotted that they do a pink one which is also very nice and black ones and green, there is surely a colour for everyone. These will last for a good while once bought and everyone should have one in their home.
These can be bought online, I got my model specifically from Amazon, not direct from them but one of their sellers and it came packaged well and in a quick time too. The lock cost me £3.99 for one but you can buy a pack of two for £7.99 which is good too.
For more information on these locks go to http://www.digiflex.co.uk/ who were the Amazon seller.
Summary: a combination lock by TRIXES