A modern person is thought to be completely reliant on gadgets like smartphones or laptops, but that’s a far cry from the truth. Below are some devices a person’s life can truly depend on.
1. A charming protector
CAMP/y is made for all those who like camping with a tent and a cozy fire. This charming “beast” uses its sensors to watch over important parameters nearby. It can detect wild animals or people, a gas leak, a change of weather, and a number of other factors. The data is sent to a smartphone, and, in case of danger, the device can sound an alarm. In addition, CAMP/y can act as an electronic repellent for mosquitoes in a 6-feet (2 m) radius. An important skill!
2. A universal water filter
Anyone who’s been in the wild knows that the issue of drinking water is crucial. The Sawyer charcoal filter allows you to quickly filter any water, making it fit for drinking. Its convenient shape lets you not only use it as an attachment to a bottle but also drink right from the body of water.
3. An external antenna
A stylish gadget, goTenna will help you when mobile networks are of no use. The device allows smartphone and tablet users to stay online even when there’s no link. It creates a private network that lets you send messages and your GPS coordinates with the help of low-frequency waves for up to 50 miles (80 km).
4. An emergency beacon
Rescue Me Balloon is made to mark the location of people in distress. It’s a compact orange box that you can easily take with you on a hiking trip. To mark your location, tear off the cap. An air balloon will rise up 150 ft (45 m). At night, the balloon will flicker thanks to a light ring that accumulates solar energy during the day.
5. A multi functional key ring
Nothing too smart here – just a set of important tools and that’s it. But this tiny monster can get you out of many extreme situations. It’s comprised of 9 tools that include a hammer, a flashlight, a strap cutter, an alarm beacon, and several more. We do hope, though, that you won’t need them at all.
6. An alarm ring
“Nimb is your personal guardian angel,” its creators say. All in all, it’s a simple concept of a portable alarm button you can push quickly and discreetly. The alarm is sent to your close ones’ smartphones or to a rescue service. Those with chronic diseases and lovers of night promenades will appreciate this device. And as a side note, it also looks quite stylish.