Vancouver Is Banning Doorknobs on New Buildings

Hold on to your knobs while you still can. Humanity is about to embark on an era of doorknob prohibition, and it's all starting with our friendly neighbor to the north, right in Vancouver, Canada. » 11/19/13 5:40pm 11/19/13 5:40pm

What Do You Get When You Cross a Clown Horn With a Doorknob?

You get this odd looking piece, created by the Netherlands-based Dieter Volkers. It will ensure that nobody visiting your home/room takes you very seriously. [Dieter Volkers via Core77 via FastCo] » 2/25/11 8:00pm 2/25/11 8:00pm

This Door Knob Lets You See What's in the Room Behind It

You probably don't spend much time thinking about door knobs, or how they could be improved. Maybe you should! This glass globe lets you catch a glimpse of what's going on in the room you're about to enter. » 11/24/10 3:20pm 11/24/10 3:20pm

Retractable Doorknobs Provide Turtle-like Security

This design for a retractable doorknob provides extra security for your door by recessing into the doorframe when you leave the house, thereby preventing thieves from picking your lock (there are none). But if you want to get in, you use (we're assuming) the little slot below the knob to extend the knob out so you can… » 7/30/07 6:00pm 7/30/07 6:00pm

BioKnobNot what you are thinking...

Tychi Systems has developed and launched the BioKnob. The system uses biometric fingerprint scanning for verification and can be programmed to accept up to 100 different users. One downside is that it is powered by rechargeable batteries. A fully charged battery will last for 1000 unlockings and a battery warning will… » 2/02/06 4:27pm 2/02/06 4:27pm