The perfect light source for automotive emergencies, Striker’s flexible flashlight can stand itself up, and be pointed in the direction where you need light, whether for fixing a flat, or poking around under the hood. It also attaches to steel surfaces thanks to its magnetic base, and has three blinking hazard LEDs on its back.
YouTube’s premiere mechanic ChrisFix shows us how to make a hidden kill switch for your vehicle. When switched on, it interrupts the flow of electricity to the vehicle’s fuel pump relay, preventing it from starting, even with a key. It takes a bit of fiddling, but it costs only $10 in parts.
Improve your visibility and personal safety at night with these weather-resistant LED tags which clip onto clothes, bags, and shoes using magnets. Each one has four bright LEDs which can light up in solid or flashing modes, and runs for up to 70 hours between battery changes.
One of the more dangerous jobs in the world is that of a highway construction worker, so anything that can improve their safety is worth a look. The BarrelMover 5000 is an ingeniously simple invention, capable of moving barrels while keeping workers safely inside a vehicle.
The Zarathustra is a pair of handlebar-mounted bicycle LED lights. They work as turn signals, brake lights, hazard lights and standard lights. They are waterproof and easily removable for charging. Their modes are toggled via a thumb button and managed via an app.
This compact, yet comprehensive first aid kit is the perfect companion for camping, or just everyday carry in your car. It packs treatments for bleeding, burns, sprains and fractures, skin injuries, and aches and pains – all packed in an easy to carry, waterproof nylon bag.
If you live somewhere that snow coats roads in the wintertime, you’ll want to check out Engineering Explained’s latest clip, as Jason walks us through the variables at work when driving on slippery surfaces, and provides some tips on how to maintain control on the snow.
Bike helmets are a necessity for keeping our noggins safe. But they’re not exactly stylish. Park & Diamond aims to change that with their baseball cap-inspired headgear. Not only does it look better, it rolls up to the size of a water bottle for packing without sacrificing safety.
Historically, safety toe shoes had heavy pieces of metal in them to protect toes from injury. Nautilus Safety Footwear makes contemporary sneaker designs with a lightweight, but durable carbon composite nanofiber toe cap. The shoes also offer slip-resistant soles.
The Flectr 360 Omni is the improved version of Flectr’s 360º bicycle wheel reflector. The 360 Omni can be used with practically any bicycle wheel, thanks to the cutting guides that let you cut it down if needed. It also now comes in two colors – silver and yellow.
Inventor Dahir Insaat devised this concept for a bed that’s designed to protect you in the event of an earthquake. When it detects a severe tremor, it drops its user into a heavy duty shelter, protecting its occupant from falling debris, and providing access to survival gear.
The OneUp is a personal flotation device that comes packed into a case about the size of a soda can. It’s designed to automatically inflate when it comes into contact with water. It can be reused by replacing its CO2 cartridge and folding it back into its case.
Somewear is a Bluetooth hotspot for mobile devices. It uses the Iridium satellite network for global coverage. It lets you send and receive text messages and location data, receive weather reports and local alerts, and it has an SOS button. It requires a $15/mo. plan.
Nerdwriter reminds us to be vigilant and read text before clicking links when we’re browsing online or playing games. He points us to “dark” patterns – bad user experiences that are designed to manipulate an outcome. For more, there’s a helpful awareness website.
The Lucnt SRL 1 is a bicycle brake light that can alert the people behind you when you’re slowing down. When you’re moving, the light continuously blinks. But when you slow down, its lights get brighter and turn into a steady glow, similar to a car’s brake lights.
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.