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Safe Towing Treadmill Demonstration

Safe Towing Treadmill Demonstration

You might think that towing a trailer looks pretty easy, but there’s a lot you need to be aware of to tow a payload safely. This demonstration video from Weigh Safe shows a scale pickup truck pulling a trailer with an ATV, and how important weight distribution is, especially at higher speeds. (Thanks Steve!)

Sionyx Nightwave Marine Camera

Sionyx Nightwave Marine Camera

This camera from Sionyx is engineered to improve nighttime safety for boaters. Its ultra-low-light BSI CMOS sensor reveals hidden obstacles even on a moonless night. Its waterproof enclosure can withstand heavy splashing, and it can output video to your boat’s multifunction display or wirelessly on your mobile device.

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Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Rothco Military Trauma Kit
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Forget cheap drugstore first aid kits. Be prepared for anything with this military-grade pack, which comes packed with useful emergency medical items, from bandages and splints to a stethoscope, scalpel, blood pressure cuff, burn dressings, and much more.

2022 Flectr Zero Bike Reflector

2022 Flectr Zero Bike Reflector

Flectr’s updated bike safety accessory improves nighttime visibility without impacting aerodynamics. These slimline reflectors attach to wheel spokes and weigh just 0.6 to 0.8 g. Their micro-prismatic reflectors are extremely efficient at bouncing light, ensuring you’ll be seen. Available for round or bladed spokes.

Focus Bike Light

Focus Bike Light

This super-bright bike light is as brilliant as some car headlights, improving nighttime safety. The Focus can blast out up to 5000 lumens on command. A remote trigger mounts on your handlebar so you can operate it without taking your hands off. It offers up to 500 high-beam flashes per charge or 20 hours in beacon mode.

AGV Pista MotoGP Helmet

AGV Pista MotoGP Helmet
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Whether you’re a MotoGP champ or a well-heeled weekend biker, AGV protects you to the max with the limited-edition Pista GP RR Futuro MotoGP helmet. Matte, yet sleek AF, its extra density absorbs impact better thanks to a shell and spoiler made of forged carbon. Its Ultravision clear visor protects and offers 190º panoramic vision.

5-in-1 Emergency Car Tool

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If you’re ever in a car accident and can’t open your door, smashing the window may be the only way to escape. This emergency tool can easily shatter a window and cut through seat belt webbing. It also packs a white LED flashlight, a red SOS light, and a 2200 mAh battery pack. Save an extra 15% through 1.19.2022 with code JAN15.

Effective Crosswalk Concepts

Effective Crosswalk Concepts

You’d think that a simple Walk/Don’t Walk sign would be enough to keep people from crossing against traffic, but it’s not. VFXHD came up with some creative methods for keeping pedestrians from getting run over. While the boxing gloves and hammer setups are silly, the water curtain and pop-up barriers aren’t bad ideas.

Bright Eyes Helios Bike Headlight

Bright Eyes Helios Bike Headlight
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Never worry about nighttime visibility on your bike again. Bright Eyes‘ headlight cranks out 1600 lumens on its high setting. Thanks to an external battery pack, it can run from 4 to 16 hours depending on brightness level. It fits all bike handlebars, and comes with a diffuser lens and a free LED taillight.

Laservision Softstop Barrier

Laservision Softstop Barrier

This heads-up display was designed to prevent trucks from entering tunnels they can’t fit into. It uses a super-bright laser projector to display a massive STOP sign on a curtain of water. Laservision has used similar technology in the entertainment industry to create incredible projection effects.

Chrome Night Collection

Chrome Night Collection

Chrome makes a series of excellent accessories optimized for nighttime visibility. The collection includes a windbreaker jacket, messenger bag, backpack, sling bag, sneakers, socks, and caps, all featuring highly reflective materials integrated into their designs.

Arclight Bike Pedals

Arclight Bike Pedals
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These LED-illuminated bike pedals improve nighttime safety while looking awesome. They’re much brighter than standard bike lights and have sensors to keep the white light forward and red light backward. Their light modules can be removed for charging or attached to other locations such as handlebars or a seat post.

GETXGO Emergency Kit

GETXGO Emergency Kit

GETXGO kit is a waterproof and fire-resistant bag that can help you survive in an emergency. The kit comes with food, water, and first aid supplies, as well as a solar battery pack, charging cables, and a crank-powered radio. An upgraded version includes a matching backpack and a fireproof pouch for important documents.

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RydeSafe Iron-on Reflectives

RydeSafe Iron-on Reflectives

RydeSafe’s iron-on dots are designed to improve visibility and safety when riding your bike at night. they’re made using microscopic glass beads that concentrate and reflect light, and come in a variety of shapes, so you can make whatever pattern you’d like on your clothing. also makes reflective stick-ons for your bike.

Lumos Smart LED Bike Helmet

This modern bike helmet not only protects your head, it dramatically improves your visibility with its LED lighting. It has front-mounted white lights, and rear lights that brighten when braking. Its left- and right-turn signals can be triggered from a handlebar remote or with Apple Watch gestures.

Nite Ize Taglit LED Marker

Nite Ize Taglit LED Marker
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Improve your visibility and personal safety at night with these weather-resistant LED tags that clip onto clothes, bags, and shoes using magnets. Each one has four bright LEDs, which can light up in solid or flashing modes. They last for up to 70 hours between battery changes.

Thermite Firefighting Robots

Thermite Firefighting Robots

Designed to combat blazes while keeping humans at a safe distance, Textron Systems and Howe & Howe’s remote-operated robots can blast 1,250-2,500 gallons of water per minute. The robots can climb stairs, shove and winch vehicles, and endure extreme heat. Would also be fun as a response to Elon Musk’s flamethrowers.

Hide-a-Mask

Hide-a-Mask

This smartly-designed wearable conceals a fabric face mask inside of the brim of a baseball cap, keeping personal protection at the ready for when you need it, and hiding it away when not in use. The face mask pulls around your chin to keep it in place, and is removable for hand-washing.

Face Masks from EDC Makers

Face Masks from EDC Makers

Until there’s a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s critical that we wear our masks when we’re around other people. Everyday Carry rounded up a dozen fabric masks created by gear makers, each representing a substantial upgrade over those paper surgical masks, and many contributing to relief efforts as part of your purchase.

Cleankey Antimicrobial Hand Tool

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KeySmart hops on the personal safety bandwagon with their version of a remote touch tool. The Cleankey puts distance between your fingertips and public surfaces using germ-resistant brass. It can push buttons, pull levers, and open door handles without touching them. Save 33% on this 3-pack in The Awesomer Shop.

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Safe Nuke Touch Tool

Safe Nuke Touch Tool

Like the Hygiene Hand, the bomb-shaped Safe Nuke is designed to put a little distance between your fingertips and public surfaces. The tiny tool is made from antimicrobial copper, and features a touchscreen-compatible stylus on its tip. Plus, its attached paracord can be looped around door handles.

Knee Blades

Knee Blades

Next time you have to work on your knees, protect your body with these specialized knee pads. Instead of having to crawl around or constantly stand up, Milescraft’s Knee Blades let you smoothly glide to your next spot. They feature detachable gel pad cushions, non-marring casters, and can easily spin 360º. (Thanks Warren!)

Coughing Compared

Coughing Compared

While we’re all practicing social distancing, it’s important to know how to handle yourself should you feel a cough or sneeze coming on. This fascinating video from Amayu Wakoya Gena at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar uses schlieren imaging to compare how our breath disperses in different coughing scenarios.

NEBO Transcend Headlamp

NEBO Transcend Headlamp

Find your way out of the darkest spots with NEBO’s super-bright headlamp. It cranks out up to 1000 lumens in its Turbo setting, and will run up to 4 hours at 450 lumens and 27 hours at 30 lumens. It provides versatility with its 180-degree vertical pivot, and a magnetic base, and durability with its IP66-rated aluminum housing.

Lumos Matrix Helmet

Lumos Matrix Helmet

This modern bicycle helmet has a rear-mounted grid of 77 color LEDs which can be used to indicate when you’re braking or turning, as well as to display animations. The LEDs can be activated via handlebar controls or an Apple Watch app. In addition, there’s a row of bright white LEDs in front which improve forward visibility.

Race Car Crash Testing

Race Car Crash Testing

Crash testing cars has saved countless lives, but with the forces that race cars regularly face, they need to be built very differently. Safety testing center IMMI shows off their Center for Advanced Product Evaluation with the tubular chassis of a sprint car. The tests include various wall crashes, and even a ceiling drop.

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