DON’T BET AGAINST JEFF BEZOS

There’s a been a lot hoopla around Amazon Key since it was announced the other day, but I think it’s a great idea and step in the right direction for a company that hasn’t “missed” in a while. I’m a big advocate of Amazon Prime, it’s a fairly price and guarantees you next day or same day delivery on huge array of items, incredibly convenient and hassle free; win-win.  The only problem I’ve had with Amazon is when you’re not a home you have to send to stuff to your place of work. I’m not sure about you but it can be a tad annoying when everyone sees you’ve ordered something and they all come to your desk asking you “what did you get?” for the fifteen time. I’ve had enough, leave me and my things alone. Please.

I’m cool with the idea of Amazon couriers being able to leave packages inside my hall way, from the face of it it all seems pretty safe and i’m not that bothered about the privacy issues with the camera running 24hrs (but i’m sure you’ll be able to turn it off). Although i’m interested to see how lock system works and whether it requires you having to take a day off work for a locksmith to come and install it. I’d imagine this technology could work pretty well with Airbnb too, I love Airbnb but the check-in process is tedious, having to go back-and-forth with your host over WhatsApp isn’t my idea of fun. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just rock up with Airbnb wallet reservation on your iPhone and and scan the QR code on the door lock and voila, you’re in?! One can only hope…