Safety

The Lumos smart bike helmet has built-in turn signals

Sure, you can signal your intention to make a turn with hand signals while riding a bike, but those hand signals might not be so visible at night.  I’ve seen gloves with lighted turn signals on them, but not everyone wears gloves when they bike.  Everyone wears helmets, though, and Lumos has added LED lights …

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This helmet protects your melon and is easy to carry when you’re not wearing it

I was reading an article this week about head injuries. It mentioned that even one minor head injury can lead to a greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. That’s why you should always wear a helmet when you ride your bike. Helmets aren’t sexy and they bulky to carry when you’re not wearing them, which …

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Protect your hearing and ornament your ears with the Loop High Fidelity Earplugs

Back in the day, I saw some pretty good concerts.  I saw concerts by Yes, Queen, and Rush, among others.  I loved the concerts, but I suffered from ringing ears and muffled hearing for days afterwards.  I wish I had earplugs like these Loop high-fidelity earplugs to protect my ears back then. The Loop earplugs …

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Increase your safety and visibility with the Vinida LED reflective belt

No matter your activity – cycling, horseback riding, skiing, motorcycling, running, or walking – the Vinida LED reflective belt will increase your visibility at dusk and in the dark.  The belts adjust from 21″ to 50″, so they can be used by children and adults, and you can even put them on your animal.  It …

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How the Blinkers system is making cycling safer

The addition of lights to bicycles is nothing new. From headlights that draw their power from the bike’s wheels to the integration of solar lighting, these devices have saved countless lives while adding some flair and originality to bikes across the nation. But a European company has introduced a new product that aims to make …

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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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