Black Diamond has this week unveiled their new next generation auto locking carabiner the Black Diamond Magnetron, which no longer relies on springs but magnetic fields. The magnetron carabiner uses the magnets to make the carabiner easy to use and lock in either your left or right hand. Magnetic attraction to a steel insert in the carabiner nose keeps two independent arms securely locked in place locking the carabiner.
Watch the video after the break to see Bill Belcourt Black Diamond’s Climbing Hardgoods Category Director explain the new magnetron technology and the way it works without the need for traditional springs.
Unfortunately the new Black Diamond Magnetron Carabiner is not available as yet but will be arriving in climbing stores and online during July 2012. The new Black Diamond Magnetron carabiners will be on show at the Black Diamond Equipment’s booth during the Summer 2011 OutDoor Europe and Outdoor Retailer tradeshows.
Source: Black Diamond : Uncrate