Biometrics is a massively exciting field. Such a fantastically science fiction idea now perpetuates our daily lives with many benefits. The fingerprint sensor on smartphones is wonderful for both ease of access as well as heightened security. More gadgets would benefit from this feature and, clearly, the people over at the Gunbox 2.0 share the same feelings. They took the basic gun safe and made it super smart. With biometrics and RFID enabled tags and keycards, the small gun safe has never been more secure and more simple to access. The Gunbox 2.0 smart safe:

– is smart and secure

– is easy to set up and activate

– is a breeze to use

A Smarter Safe

The Gunbox 2.0 is a very high tech product thanks to biometric and Bluetooth technology. You can pair up to 20 different fingerprints or stick to the included tags and keycards for access. Nobody is getting access to what’s inside the Gunbox 2.0 without your explicit permission.

I would like to point out that while the Gunbox 2.0 name implies quite heavily the idea of gun storage, there are no specific rules for what can and cannot be kept inside. There is a lack of gun decals or symbols on the outside of the Gunbox 2.0 which gives you the choice to store anything. While you and I will know the intended purpose of the Gunbox 2.0, the casual observer might not. You are free to store whatever you like as long as it fits: keys, cell phones, wallets, and more are all stored safely. In fact, I made an agreement with my wife to not be distracted by my smartphone. The loud noises of opening the Gunbox 2.0 alerted my wife to my tiny intrusion of our agreement and kept me in line.

Build Quality

The Gunbox 2.0 has superb build quality. It features metal all around with foam on the inside. My favorite parts are the metal pistons which pop the lid up automatically when you unlock it. Without a doubt, the Gunbox 2.0 is a serious safe. The fingerprint sensor is solid as well, nice and clicky.

While this may not speak to the visual quality of the Gunbox 2.0, I do want to mention that in the week or so I’ve had it, I’ve not once had to use the included wall adapter to recharge the battery. It’s always nice to have some juice in a gadget when you first receive it. Thanks, Gunbox team!

Using the Gunbox 2.0

The Gunbox 2.0 is very simple to set up. I was able to register a fingerprint and open the Gunbox 2.0 in less than 5 minutes which is astoundingly quick. It would’ve been even quicker if I had used one of the included RFID tags or keycards but I was too fascinated by the biometrics to properly read and retain the instructions. If you lose a key, don’t worry, you still have a few different ways to get into your safe. You can also unlock the Gunbox 2.0 via the app and Bluetooth.

After registering your first fingerprint, there’s not much left to do. Simply put your valuables inside and close the lid. When you want to access your valuables, opening the Gunbox 2.0 requires just pushing the fingerprint sensor in as a button to activate it. Then, using one of the many ways to confirm the process; be it a fingerprint, keycard, tag or the app; and the lid pops up. It’s not the most complicated user interface which is nice if you are in a rush.

What We ❤️️

The Gunbox 2.0 is well made, easy to use, and subdued. What more can you ask from a small biometric safe? I also like the color options. The one I received is Carbon Black which would’ve been my choice anyways! I can recommend the Raw Metal as well, there’s even Pink option if you so desire.

Future Designs/Desires

It’s hard to find a fault with the Gunbox 2.0. They set a goal of simplicity and security and achieved it to perfection. Maybe some more color options, like neon colors?

Availability

– The Gunbox website: Buy it now

– Price: starting at $259.99

– Delivery: About 3 business days

Meet Weston Lanpher

Weston is our professional gadget reviewer. Nothing thrills him more than being able to get his hands on the latest and greatest in electronics.