Radius insect repellant keeps mosquitoes away without having to apply chemicals to yourself

I’m always the prime target for mosquitoes;  I’ve spent most of my summers covered in itchy bites.  I’ve found the true cure for mosquitoes is living over 100 feet in the air – it’s apparently too high for them to fly, and they aren’t strong enough to push the elevator call button.  😉  But even I have to come down to earth sometimes, and it would be nice to have a way to keep mosquitoes away when I’m enjoying the outdoors without having to coat myself in insect repellent sprays.

Enter Radius, which sprays the area to repel bugs with a compound based on a chemical naturally occurring in chrysanthemum flowers.  This compound has been used for ages as an insect repellent, but Radius uses a modified version that can be dispersed at a lower temperature.  In the past, actual combustion was needed to reach the necessary temperature for dispersal, but Radius can use a battery-powered heat source with the modified compound.  The effective treated area is 110 square feet, and the repellent cartridges can last up to 40 hours.  The lithium-ion battery is USB chargeable.  Radius is small enough to fit in your hand, which makes it portable enough to take with you wherever you go.

Radius is a current Kickstarter campaign.  It’s more than met its funding goal, but you still have until Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:06 AM EST to pledge to get one of your own.  A minimum pledge of $40 gets you a Radius with a 12-hour repellent cartridge.  Shipment is expected in February 2018.

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