The Gear Shifter-Inspired UltraLatch Makes Getting in and Out Easier

 - Apr 7, 2011
References: soss & yankodesign
I think it's safe to say that the UltraLatch is the most exciting thing to happen to doorknobs in a long time. The UltraLatch is an innovative door opener designed by SOSS that functions simply by pushing it up or pulling it down.

SOSS modeled their revolutionary new doorknob after the gear shifters of cars. The UltraLatch looks a lot easier to use than conventional doorknobs, especially when you have your hands full. Perhaps the best feature of SOSS’ design is that it retrofits onto almost all doorknob cutouts. This design seems to have some big-time potential. If this door handle could be shaped like an actual gear shifter and branded as such, it would fly off of the shelves. After all, who doesn’t want to be reminded of their badass muscle car sitting in the driveway every time they open a door?