Hiding Valuables in Doors, Using a Cigar Tube

The creator of this two-hour hack used a cigar tube, but really you could use anything cylindrical—a film canister would work perfectly well, for example. You won't be able to hide all your valuables in there, but at least those secret digital files can remain secret. [MAKE via MAKEZine] » 3/14/11 10:40am 3/14/11 10:40am

Stash Valuables In Obvious Places to Foil Thieves

Instead of using the tried-and-tested hollow book or under-the-mattress trick, hide your valuables right there in plain sight—passwords on a mirror, headphones in a glass of OJ, and credit cards within a pile of paperwork. » 7/01/10 6:20am 7/01/10 6:20am

A Safe So Complicated That No One Will Open It, Ever

We think the Band Saw Safe is as charming as safes come, with various arrows rotating to confound would-be thieves from opening the box. The only problem is, even after reading the description five times though, we still don't fully understand how you actually open it.
The 13 drawers of this band-saw box rotate rather… » 10/08/08 8:45am 10/08/08 8:45am

ArchPort Sandals, Instead of Pockets

Summer's here, and a lot of the shorts you might be wearing these days don't have any pockets. But you probably still want to carry sufficient bucks around for those inevitable eventualities. Now you can stash anything in these ArchPort sandals, where there's a fitted insert nestled in the arch of each of these… » 7/11/06 1:44pm 7/11/06 1:44pm