Better than the old version
I had the old version of this U-Lock with the circle style key lock and I have to admit I was always a bit uneasy leaving my bike. That circle style of lock is easy to pick to so I'm glad Cutter upgraded to these laser cut keys.
The locking mechanism isn't buttery smooth, I often and have give it a couple tries to turn it all the way. But that may just be because I'm not used to these style of keys and/or the mechanism will break in after a bit more use.