Personal Safety

gifts-of-keychains

Not long after Julie reviewed the Keyport Slide 2.0, I ordered one for myself.  The Keyport Slide is a little plastic rectangle that corrals up to six keys in a compact package - one that doesn't have sharp keys to unexpectedly stab you when you sit with your keyring in your pocket.  If you don't [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
brutus-self-defense

One of the things taught in women's self-defense classes is to put your keys between your fingers and use them as a stabbing tool if you are ever attacked.  If you fix your keys between your fingers before you ever open that door, you'll be ready, but it's not always so quickly done if you [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
survival-pucks-2

Each of these little 3.25" diameter X 1.1" thick canisters contain emergency supplies.  The containers are made of 5000-series aluminum and have knurled screw-on lids; they are waterproof and have waterproof labels.  When you pull the label off, the the lid is a serviceable signal mirror.  What's inside these little canisters are the kits that can [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
travelon-anti-theft-convertible-hobo-and-wallet-2

Travelon, as you can guess from the name, makes great bags for traveling - around town or around the world.  This particular wallet and bag combination is perfect for protecting your valuables and your personal data as you go about your daily travels.  The Travelon Anti-Theft Convertible Hobo with RFID Blocking Wallet are made of 100% polyester. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
tempo-wearable-monitor-for-seniors-2

Do you have an aging parent or relative who wants to live on their own, but you are concerned about fading health?  They don't want to live with you or in an assisted living facility, but you'd like a way to know what is happening with them on a daily basis?  There are various monitoring devices [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
personal-drink-id-2

My daughter is leaving for college soon, and I reminded her of two things:  1) She's too young to drink alcoholic beverages, and 2) never drink anything at a party or gathering unless she broke the seal on the bottle or can herself and it has never left her hand and her direct sight.  Too [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
biking-glowes-kit-2

Bicycles don’t usually come with lights on them, and the add-on kits are usually either reflectors or lights that just alert drivers that someone is cycling in front of them.  During the day, you can use the hand signals you learned in driver’s ed classes to indicate when you will be making a turn, but [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
travelon-signature-crossbody-2

This cross-body bag from Travelon is big enough, and has a padded pocket for, an iPad or similarly-sized tablet, plus it has room for your other daily gear.  This main compartment locks, to make it harder for a pickpocket to quickly grab things out of your bag.  The Anti-Theft Signature Cross-Body Bag has other features [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
powerspurz-shoe-lights

If you walk/run, ride a bike, or do other outdoor activities at night, you need to make sure you're visible to motorists.  There's a lot of reflective clothing on the market, but they may not suit you for one reason or another.  With the PowerSpurz from 4id, you can add lights to your own shoes, [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
sprinkler-key-holder-1

Having a spare key available in case you lose yours is a good idea, but not so good if you just "hide" the key under the door mat or in one of those plastic rocks that just scream "key inside!".  The Sprinkler Head Hide-a-Key will blend in with the other sprinkler heads in your landscaping, [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
cufflinc-security-jewelry

Coming in Fall 2014, this line of jewelry from Cuff will allow you to create a safety link between you and your loved ones.  Each piece of jewelry incorporates the CuffLinc wireless device that connects with an app running on your iOS device that can send an alarm and a location to your loved ones. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
tail-lights-safety-lights-for-horses

I always cringe a little when I'm driving along and see horses and riders sharing the road.  It's not because I don't like horses or don't want to share the road.  It's because I'm always afraid that something will happen and a horse or rider will be injured or worse because someone in a car [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear, Pet Gadgets
wireless-bicycle-turn-signal

Attach the Wireless Bicycle Turn Signal from Fancy to the post under the seat of your bike, and you'll increase your visibility and safety.  A wireless push-button controller mounts on the handlebars controls the left/right turn signals and the hazard/safety mode.  The ultra-bright LEDs and an audible alarm ensures that others are aware of your [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
addalock

I'm still researching home security and door locks, and I stumbled upon the Addalock at Amazon.  The Addalock fits between the door and jamb and prevents the door from opening easily.  It's made of chrome-plated carbon steel, and it's for use with any door that is hinged and opens inwards.  It's designed to increase the [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Travel Gear
fuser-ambient-sound-mixer

Listening to music with headphones or earbuds provides you with entertainment but isolates you from the world.  If you're relaxing safely at home, a little isolation might be a welcome thing, but it's not a good idea when walking or exercising outdoors or when working.  If you plug the Fuser from Olens Technology between your [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
filip-gps-phone-for-kids

My daughter has had a cellphone since the third grade.  She didn't get to keep it with her at all times; it was just for her to take along on overnight school trips, and it was a way to be sure she could reach us whenever she wanted when one of us couldn't go along. [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
unikia-clip-personal-alarm

I've been concentrating on increasing the security of my home recently, but I should never forget about personal security.  The CLIP personal alarm from Unikia looks like an easy-to-use method of discouraging an attacker.  You clip the CLIP to your clothing or bag, and should you ever need it, you activate the alarm by simply [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
alcohol-tester-ios-devices

I've seen little devices like this before, but this one apparently has a Lightning connector to work with the newest generation of iOS devices.  The Alcohol Tester for iPhone 5, 5th-gen iPod touch, iPad 4, and the iPad mini needs no apps to work; you just plug it in to the Apple device and it's [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
EmergencyLink-ID-Kit

There are various methods of making emergency medical information available in case you are injured and can't talk for yourself, but they don't always have information about notifying your emergency contacts.  With EmergencyLink, information for the people you need to be notified immediately in case of emergency is included with your account, and they'll be [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
spraytect

Do you carry around some form of personal protection with you where ever you go? Well we carry our phones with us everywhere we go, so why carry two devices?  USA-based Spraytect has released the Pepper Spray Phone case for the iPhone 4 and 4s. It's available in black, white, turquoise and pink, and a pepper [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News