Safety

Enjoy some tunes while protecting your hearing with Plugfones

A few years ago, I noticed that some of the folks running the heavy equipment on our manufacturing floor at work were wearing what looked like a cross between company-issued earplugs and earbuds. Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I was talking to a buddy of mine who was wearing some of these things. …

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Safely extinguish kitchen fires with a Kovenex blanket

Do you keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen like safety experts recommend – and sometimes homeowner’s insurance policies require?  If you have one, do you know how to use it?  Or even how old it is?  If you have a kitchen grease fire and don’t aim the spray from the extinguisher correctly, you can …

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Tinitell is a wearable phone for kids that gives peace of mind to parents

Keeping track of kids isn’t always easy and when children are too young to be responsible for a phone or parents would rather not have them distracted with all sorts of features and games, Tinitell may be the answer. It is a simple wrist wearable that allows the child to call up to 12 contacts …

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eClip will prevent parents from forgetting their child in the backseat

As sad as it is to say, it’s not uncommon to hear about a parent accidentally leaving their baby in the back seat of their car. You know how the story usually ends when something like this happens. No one wants to be part of a story like that. One possible solution is a product …

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Tell whether your faucet temperature is hot or cold at a glance with this LED faucet

When several people use the same faucet, you never know what water temperature you might experience when it’s your turn. With the LightInTheBox Temperature Sensitive Single Handle Centerset LED Lavatory Faucet, you no longer have to whip your hand in and out and risk scalding your skin to see if the water might be too …

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You can charge two devices, shatter a window, and slice your seat belt all with the Ztylus Stinger

The Ztylus Stinger looks like a handy gadget for your vehicle because it not only allows you to charge two USB devices at the same time but if you get trapped in your car due to an accident or some other reason, you can use the Stinger to shatter one of your side windows and …

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The Brilliant Backseat Reminder System makes sure you don’t forget your child in the backseat of your car

Every summer we read tragic stories about children dying from heat-related causes when their parents or caretakers forgot them in the backseat of their car. According to the company Rear View Safety, 29 children have died from vehicular heatstroke in 2016. Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside of a car can reach 125 …

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FLECTR 2.0 bicycle wheel / spoke safety reflector review

Most of us who bike, work and live in places where we have to interact constantly with motorized vehicular traffic. Since it’s very important for the drivers to know you are present, safety reflectors are a part of almost every bike sold. And most of them are cheap plastic things that get easily damaged, look …

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GEKO is a smart whistle with built in GPS tracking capability

The GEKO Smart Whistle is a personal safety device that will send your pre-defined contact list an SMS message, email or phone call with your location when you press the button or blow into it for more than two seconds. You can also send them an audio recording if you’re unable to speak. After deactivating …

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MAX One makes sure you hear smoke and carbon monoxide warning alarms

Do you have multiple smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home? If not, stop reading this and go buy some. Then come back and finish reading this article. If you’ve installed several throughout your home, then good job. Your family is now protected. Or are they? Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can mean …

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Ditch that bulky life-jacket and grab a Kingii

For many of us, summer means ample time spent in or on the water. Whether it’s taking a dip in the pool, catching a wave, or casting a line, summer and water activities go hand in hand. Regrettably, many of us fail to take appropriate safety measures when taking in the summer fun. I’m sure …

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2nd generation Nest Protect available for pre-order

As I’ve stated before, I love smart home products. I’m not entirely sure if it’s laziness or the cool factor, but I love having the ability to control things from my smartphone. Nest recently announced a redesign of its Nest Protect fire alarm. I have the original Nest Protect at home and was excited to …

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