Amarey, HFGS-089

Note: This product has been discontinued. Since I exposed this device, Amarey has taken down its website and replaced the site with all new content. The previous product line of outdoor sporting goods, including the HFGS-089 handgun safe, has vanished. Amarey now sells automated vacuum cleaners. I can't think of better proof that Amarey was a fly-by-night, a scam.

The safe was a Chinese-made handgun safe designed to do double duty as a portable case. In addition to being made of thin steel and having mounting holes in the bottom of it that allowed access to the latch, the latching mechanism installed in this device was weak. Anyone could pull the safe open using the fingers of one hand. Dropping it would cause it to fly open.

Whomever designed Amarey’s portable case recognized that, by making use of snazzy contours in the lid and biometric access, the device would appeal to gun owners attracted to gadgetry. The calculation worked. This light-weight portable case was an Amazon best seller between April and June of 2018. This safe was examined April 19, 2018.