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Safety

Striker FLEXiT Auto Light

Striker FLEXiT Auto Light

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.

How to Install a Car Kill Switch

How to Install a Car Kill Switch

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.

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Nite Ize Taglit LED Marker

Nite Ize Taglit LED Marker

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.

Soxick Night Glasses

Soxick Night Glasses

These polarized eyeglasses reduce glare from bright lights and wet surfaces. They’re great for driving or cycling at nighttime and on cloudy, rainy or foggy days. Their frames are flexible and lightweight. They come in a variety of designs, and clip-on models.

BarrelMover 5000

BarrelMover 5000

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.

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

Trek and Bontrager’s WaveCel bicycle helmets use a proprietary sheet of cells instead of the commonly used EPS foam. The cells act like crumple zones in vehicles, flexing, crumpling and gliding upon impact to redirect energy away from your head.

Zarathustra Bicycle Lights

Zarathustra Bicycle Lights

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.

Rino Ready Companion

Rino Ready Companion

The Rino Ready Companion is a waterproof and fire-resistant backpack with over 40 emergency supplies for two people. That includes a tent, gas masks, a multitool, various light sources and a first aid kit. You can also get just the bag and its pouches.

MyFAK First Aid Kit

MyFAK First Aid Kit

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.

MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit

MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit

MyMedic’s Solo is a single-person first aid kit. It contains items that will let you take care of 99% of the most common injuries at home, at work and outdoors. It comes in a waterproof case and comes with a paracord.

Arlo Ultra 4K Security Camera

Arlo Ultra 4K Security Camera

The latest version of Netgear’s rechargeable, wireless and weatherproof security camera. The Arlo Ultra can shoot videos at up to 4K and record them with HDR support. It also has a built-in spotlight, allowing it to record in color at night.

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

Rothco Military Trauma Kit

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.

The Science of Snow Driving

The Science of Snow Driving

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.

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SpyFinder Pro

SpyFinder Pro

Tiny spy cameras have been found in hotel rooms, AirBnBs, public restrooms and dressing rooms. Take control of your privacy with this pocket-sized device that can detect hidden cameras by locating the reflections off even the smallest camera lenses in an instant.

Park & Diamond Bike Helmet

Park & Diamond Bike Helmet

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.

Nautilus Carbon Safety Toe Shoes

Nautilus Carbon Safety Toe Shoes

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.

Flectr 360 Omni Wheel Reflector

Flectr 360 Omni Wheel Reflector

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.

LEGO Airline Safety Video

LEGO Airline Safety Video

This flashy airline safety video from Turkish Airlines features the characters we know and love from The LEGO Movie series. Number one safety tip – use your seatbelt, not Kragle to remain in your seat. Also, don’t show this video to Minifigs while in flight.

Earthquake Safety Bed

Earthquake Safety Bed

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.

OneUp Portable Life Preserver

OneUp Portable Life Preserver

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.

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Somewear Satellite Hotspot

Somewear Satellite Hotspot

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.

How Dark Patterns Trick You

How Dark Patterns Trick You

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.

PocketBands 3.0

PocketBands 3.0

Pocketbands are silicone bracelets with a small hidden pocket to stash a key, cash, or other small items. The latest version features a more handsome and ergonomic design. It also has an anti-dust coating and lets air flow against the wrist for comfort.

Ploota Flotation Device

Ploota Flotation Device

The Ploota is an automatic and reusable flotation device that you wear around your neck. It can detect when you’re in danger of drowning and automatically inflates its bladders using the replaceable CO2 canisters. You can also trigger it manually.

Lucnt SRL1 Bicycle Brake Light

Lucnt SRL1 Bicycle Brake Light

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.

Rough Crafts Revolator Helmet

Rough Crafts Revolator Helmet

Custom motorcycle shop Rough Crafts has created its own helmet. The Revolator has a 100% carbon fiber multi shell, a shock-absorbing inner shell and an antibacterial lining, and weighs just 2.4lb. But it still has a classic design that allows for goggles.

Homeopathy Explained

Homeopathy Explained

“Faith can move mountains, but sugar water can’t cure cancer.” Kurzgesagt explains the basics and origins of homeopathy. It’s often touted as an alternative to expensive treatments, even though it often does nothing except make you think it’s doing something.

CRKT Williams Tactical Key

CRKT Williams Tactical Key

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.

MyMedic Patrol First Aid Kit

MyMedic Patrol First Aid Kit

Designed to be used even by law enforcement officers, the Patrol is a compact and water-resistant first aid kit that will help you survive bleeding, burns, pain and even blocked airways. It measures just 10″x 7″x 5.5″ and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Calculating a Car Crash

Calculating a Car Crash

Mathematician Ben Sparks shares a theoretical scenario that made him drive more responsibly. A car going at 70mph brakes just in time to avoid crashing into a tree. What would its final speed be if it had been going 100mph to start?

LifeStraw Universal Water Bottle Filter

LifeStraw Universal Water Bottle Filter

LifeStraw brings its proven instant filtration technology to water bottles. The LifeStraw Universal is the first water bottle to have a two-stage filtration system. It comes with two different caps, so it fits inside most water bottles.

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