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Vicis Zero 1 Football Helmet

Vicis Zero 1 Football Helmet

The Zero1 minimizes the force of head impacts. Its soft outer layer and 1.5″ tall struts deform upon being hit, cushioning blows from any angle. It will be tested by college and NFL players this spring. Skip to 3:03. More here, here and here.

Vozz RS 1 Helmet

Vozz RS 1 Helmet

Instead of a chin strap, the RS 1 motorcycle helmet has an adjustable chin cup and splits into two so you can easily put it on or take it off. Its snug fit means it won’t be jostled around by strong winds or thrown off your head in case of a collision.

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Minim+Aid Emergency Kit

Minim+Aid Emergency Kit

Designed by Nendo for home goods maker Sugita Ace, the Minim+Aid packs a radio/crank-powered battery, a raincoat, an LED lantern, a water bottle and a medicine kit in a tube the size of a rolled-up umbrella.

Molt Mstick LED Lamp

Molt Mstick LED Lamp

The Mstick is a multipurpose portable LED lamp. Aside from its 16 RGB LEDs it has motion sensors and a mobile app that let you turn it into an alarm, a sound visualizer, a bicycle brake light, a light painting tool and more.

Loud Mini Bicycle Horn

Loud Mini Bicycle Horn

Loud Bicycle’s latest horn is just as loud as the original Loud Horn at 125dB and also sounds like a normal car horn. But the Loud Mini is much smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It lasts up to four months per charge.

Monkey Intercom Smart Lock

Monkey Intercom Smart Lock

Unlike most smart locks, Monkey works with intercom systems instead of door locks. Just plug it inside your intercom handset and near a Wi-Fi connection to activate it. It can also control smart locks installed in doors.

Nite Ize Slap Lit LED Wrap

Nite Ize Slap Lit LED Wrap

Whether you’re running, walking, or biking at night, you want to be visible to cars and other hazards. This modern take on the slap bracelet will fit around your wrist, arm, or leg, and provides bright red LED illumination and a reflective pattern too.

DOTT Smart Dog Tag

DOTT Smart Dog Tag

A dog tag that doubles as a Bluetooth tracker. DOTT has a range of 350ft., but like Tile, if your dog goes out of range the tag will connect to nearby DOTT app users to update your pet’s location on your Dott app. It lasts up to 6 months on a button cell battery.

Maxx Bench

Maxx Bench

The Kickstarter-funded Maxx Bench is an exercise bench with a foot-operated hydraulic system that lets you adjust the height of the bench or lower it completely should you get stuck under weights. The bench automatically returns to its default height after use.

The Convincer

The Convincer

To help prove that car passengers and drivers should wear seat belts even at low speeds, the Connecticut State Police have been touring with The Convincer, a device that simulates a 5 MPH crash. They’ve also got a barf-inducing machine that simulates rollover crashes.

Winglights

Winglights

A pair of LED turn signals for bicycles that activate at the press of a button. WingLights are waterproof and shockproof and have magnetic mounting docks that make them easy to put on and remove.

Lumos Bicycle Helmet

Lumos Bicycle Helmet

Lumos is a bicycle helmet with over 60 LEDs on its front, side and back. It automatically flashes its brake lights when you’re slowing down, while its turn signal lights are triggered via a handlebar-mounted remote control.

Kingii Flotation Device

Kingii Flotation Device

Kingii is a reusable wrist-mounted flotation device. It uses a single-use CO2 cartridge to inflate its bag and keep people up to 275lb afloat for up to 48h. It also has a built-in compass and a whistle.

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The Safety Truck

The Safety Truck

Samsung and Leo Burnett/Buenos Aires came up with a clever solution to a dangerous driving situation, mounting a set of large displays on the rear of a truck, connected to a wireless camera on front so vehicles can see if it’s safe to pass.

Hedon Helmets

Hedon Helmets

Beautiful, comfortable and durable motorcycle helmets. They’re made of carbon fiber or carbon fiber composite, have anti-bacterial cushion padding and come in a variety of designs. Hedon also makes visors and leather masks.

Thousand Bike Helmet

Thousand Bike Helmet

The Thousand is an elegant bike helmet for a more civilized age. Its minimal design was inspired by vintage motorcycle helmets. Its leather strap closes with an easy magnetic buckle, and has a nifty pop-out to lock it to your bike.

Topeak iGlow Bottle Cage

Topeak iGlow Bottle Cage

The iGlow Cage is a bicycle bottle holder with an RGB LED at the bottom. When powered on, the light from the LED diffuses into the bottle, making you more visible. Bottle included. Lasts up to 100h on two coin batteries.

Volvo LifePaint

Volvo LifePaint

LifePaint is a washable and temporary spray paint that provides retroreflection, i.e. it reflects light back to its source. It was designed to make cyclists more visible at night, but it can be applied on other objects as well.

Night Runner Shoe Lights

Night Runner Shoe Lights

LED lights that clip on to shoes, helping nighttime runners to see and making them more visible to motorists. Night Runners weigh just 1.5 oz. each, provide up to 90ft. of visibility and last up to 8h per charge.

Pixie

Pixie

A set of tracking devices that work with an augmented reality app. The app uses your mobile device’s camera to give you directions and point out your item. You can even group items, because the trackers can detect other nearby trackers.

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Visijax Cycling Jackets

Visijax Cycling Jackets

Visijax’s jackets have built-in front and rear LEDs to keep you visible while biking. The high-end model also has turn signals on each sleeve, which activate when you raise your arm. The LEDs can stay lit for up to 30 hours per charge.

BulletSafe Bulletproof Cap

BulletSafe Bulletproof Cap

A baseball cap with a front panel made of the same ballistic material used in military and police helmets. It can stop a .40 caliber bullet shot from 5ft away. The retail version will not have visible labels to keep it discreet.

Reflective Bicycle Coating

Reflective Bicycle Coating

If you loved the Lumen bicycle’s retro-reflective coating but wish you could have it on your bicycle, hit up Hub Powderworks. They can coat your bike’s frame in the same grey coating that sends light back towards its source.

Cobi Smart Bicycle Add-on

Cobi Smart Bicycle Add-on

Cobi is a modular system that adds modern features to bicycles. It has a smartphone dock, a thumb controller, an automatic headlight and rear lights/turn signals. Its mobile app has a map, stat trackers, a theft alarm and more.

Pedestrian Pong

Pedestrian Pong

In 2012 Amelie Künzler, Sandro Engel and Holger Michel thought of making a Pong console for pedestrians waiting to cross the street. Now they have a working prototype and are raising funds to develop it further.

Honk

Honk

Honk is a US roadside assistance app for iOS and Android. Use it to connect to nearby tow trucks and other vehicle services, specify your problem and get a quote. If you agree on the price (minimum $49) you’ll get help in 15-30min.

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