Designed by former martial artist and self-defense specialist James Williams, CRKT’s Williams Tactical Key is an innocuous self-defense tool. It looks just like a key but offers a pointed end and a secure grip when needed. It also works as a Philips screwdriver.
WaterBrick’s signature product is a stackable and durable BPA-free plastic container that totes up to 3.5 gal of water or 27 lb of dry food. There’s also a 1.6 gal variant, one that has a wide opening, and one that’s filled with vehicle emergency supplies.
The makers of the Flectr spoke reflector came up with a more aerodynamic and durable light reflector for bicycle wheels. The Flectr 360 is a razor-thin film that curves around the arched surface of bicycle rims, allowing it to reflect light coming from either side of the bike.
A motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display. Together with an app, it lets you see navigation data, the view from its rear camera and more. It also isolates sounds and has a walkie talkie function. Its front is elongated to provide more space and make it easier to breathe.
At first glance, this gadget looks like just another USB charger for your car’s cigarette lighter outlet. But this smartly-designed device also packs a spring-loaded glass breaker and a seat belt cutter, which can save your life if you’re ever in a car crash.
A waterproof jacket designed to keep cyclists and bikers as visible as possible. Its main body is made of reflective fabric to keep you visible at night. It’s even easier to see than than the Atlas Jacket thanks to its bright green fabric and large red LEDs.
A team of mechanical engineers from BYU have developed a lightweight, foldable shield which can protect multiple law enforcement and emergency personnel from gunfire. Made from 12 layers of Kevlar, it weighs about 40% less than the cumbersome shields used today.
Korean firm ETI Co Ltd. has developed a road barrier that could dramatically reduce the degree of injuries from collisions. The trick is that it helps disperse impacts into rotational energy along its conveyor-like rollers. Though it could send cars flying back into traffic.
It’s a well known fact that vehicular safety standards are much higher in the US and Europe than many places. The IIHS conducted a front overlap crash test to illustrate the dramatic difference between Nissan’s cheapest Mexican sedan, and its cheapest US sedan.
If you ever find yourself or a loved one trapped in a car crash, getting out quickly can spell the difference between life and death. This auto safety tool should be in your glovebox or on your belt loop, with its seatbelt cutter, window punch, LED flashlight, and survival knife.