Under Armour has unveiled MagZip, an innovative take on the classic zipper. It basically eliminates the hassle normally associated with zipping by incorporating small magnets into the box and pin assembly, thus making it easier to align the two. Its inventor, Scott Peters, says: “We had to figure out the combination of mechanical design so it self-aligns and easily locks itself in place, enabling you to zip with one hand.” Continue reading for a video and more information.
According to Digital Trends: “MagZip’s inventor, Scott Peters, got the idea after watching his uncle struggle with myotonic dystrophy, a condition that tends to destroy muscle strength and coordination. The aliment often renders seemingly simple tasks, like buttoning buttons and fastening zippers, nearly impossible. So Peters set out to develop a solution.”