By Andrew Liszewski
Those handheld personal security alarms aren’t a bad idea if you often find yourself in sketchy areas, but if they’re not easily accessible – ie buried in the bottom of your bag or accidentally forgotten at the office again, they’re pretty much useless. So these iSafe Bags solve that problem by simply turning the bag itself into the actual alarm. They’re available in a wide variety of styles for everyone from kids to college students to even business types, and they each feature a strap that when pulled sounds an alarm that’s louder than a car alarm, and triggers a hidden flashing light.
On a set of 2×9-volt batteries the iSafe bags can continuously sound the alarm for up to 2 hours, making them useful for emergency situations like getting lost when hiking, and an interval mode will keep it running for even longer. The bags start at $59.99 for a kid’s backpack, and range in price up to $89.98 for a laptop-friendly messenger bag. And the company even has a policy whereby they’ll replace your bag when it becomes old and unsightly with a new one for up to 50% off the original price. (The replacement bags basically don’t come with the alarm system, and require you to transfer it from your old bag.)
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