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Anti-Mosquito Socks

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If you think a one-man mosquito tent is just a little too bizarre for you, then you can maybe tone it down a notch while still doing something about protecting yourself from the little bloodsuckers. The Knee Length Mosquito Netting Sock are meant to protect whatever exposed skin you might have below the knee. They don’t get you a 10/10 on the looks department, but we suspect you don’t much care about that if you’re even considering this.

Worn over regular clothing and shoes, the socks protect against insect-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus and Zika, as well as the discomfort of itchy welts. Only available from Hammacher Schlemmer, the socks stay in place with elastic collars that conform to shoes. While standard insect repellents must be reapplied after several hours, the socks provide continuous, nontoxic, and environmentally friendly coverage without DEET or fragrances. The machine-washable polyester stretches to allow freedom of movement while engaging in outdoor pursuits, and is breathable so it won’t trap heat, helping you stay cool even in tropical climates.

We’ll wait until the full body netting suit gets released (you know it’s just a matter of time…) before we make any purchase. If you can’t wait that long, these socks will cost you $20.

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Protect That Darn Apple Watch

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Delicate electronics on your wrist always seemed like an accident waiting to happen, at least in our eyes. In the eyes of Lunatik as well, it seems, since they make the Epik H2O Waterproof Polycarbonate Case and Silicone Strap for Apple Watch. It wraps your fancy wrist-worn computer in a rugged silicone waterproof casing, protecting the Apple Watch from impact, and providing resistance to water up to a 50M/165ft Depth (5ATM). There’s a knurled oversized crown for easy access and use in physical activities, and the soft silicone band comes with an anti-dust and dirt nano coating that enhances sensor connection with your wrist. It’s $80, and currently out of stock.

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The RokPak Keeps Your Stuff Dry, Charged, And Protected

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There are times where you’re going to want to go outdoors. We know, it’s weird, but it happens. In those occasions, especially when you’re off the beaten path, you might want to consider putting your delicate electronics in a safer place. The RokPak is a waterproof container that keeps your phone safe, dry, and protected from bumps and scrapes all the while charging it thanks to its 12,000 mAh battery and solar panel. There are two USB outputs, as well as a net to keep your other items away from your phone, like your keys and a few cards.

The RokPak consists first and foremost of a tough waterproof case measuring 9.6 x 5 x 2.8 inches (246 x 128 x 70 millimeters). The case is lined with silicone, which makes a nice soft home for your delicate electronics; the makers told Gizmag that the RokPak can even take a fall from four feet (1.2 m) against a hard surface and still keep things safe. There’s a also a silicone net on one side that holds items in place. The case also floats and insulates against extreme heat (temps up to 176°F/80°C) and extreme cold (-4°F/-20°C).

Additional features include an LED flashlight, as well as an emergency beacon that will flash for up to 200 hours if the case falls in the water, making it easier to find.

You’ll have to pony up a hefty chunk of change to get your own: “you can get the RokPak for the early bird price of US$159. After those are gone, the price climbs to $169, then $179, which represents $50 off the eventual retail price of a whopping $229.”

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A Prickly Armored Vest To Protect Your Little Dog From Attacks

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You’re walking around with a Pitbull or a Rottweiler, you know the guy can take care of himself. But that little Terrier, or that fluffy Pomeranian? They’re just a juicy target for any would-be predator. Sure, you can walk alongside your Poodle, but what if you want him to go for a run by himself? He could be in the jaws of a wild Coyote before you know it. At least, that’s what happened to the creators of the CoyoteVest, pictured above, and their little dog was never seen again. That’s when they decided to create this prickly vest, meant to be worn by dogs up to 20 pounds. The neck is studded with twelve 1″ spikes, firmly embedded in a stiff yet flexible triple laminated Kevlar® collar. The rest of the body is protected with a “stab-resistant layer of Kevlar® body armor that can resist sharp canine teeth.” There’s an optional set of quills that you can stick on the back of your dog, and even more impressively, there’s even an optional CoyoteZapper that lets you pretty much Taser whichever animal is biting your pet. You can think of the CoyoteVest as body armour for your pet, and at $109 for the Starter Pack, it’s not outrageously priced.

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Athena: Aims to Reduce Sexual Assaults

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The following article is brought to you by The Tech Info Group – Ed

Athena helps protect women from sexual assault with one push of a button.

Sexual assault is a serious issue in every country. When founder Yasmine Mustafa came to realize the severity of the issue after a South American solo trip she decided to use her time and energy for the development of a solution for change. It was with this goal in mind that ROAR for Good was born, along with their flagship anti-assault device, Athena.

The Athena is a state-of-the-art device designed specifically to be as effective as possible while maintaining a level of inconspicuousness. The idea behind Athena is to ward off an attacker before any damage can be done while simultaneously calling for help from the authorities and any other contacts you wish. When Athena is activated it releases a powerful alarm and will send text message containing the individual’s location to emergency contacts.

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A Collapsible Bike Helmet, For Your Convenience

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Despite your brain being protected by nothing more than a slim bony shell that tends to fracture if you knock it a little too hard, plenty of cyclists still opt to ride without a helmet. It’s somewhat understandable, given their bulk. But the Closca Fuga Black collapsible helmet offers a potential alternative that might sway those who would wear protection if only it would fit in their bags.

The helmet is made of three circular shell components, which fold down and nest inside each other to make a package that fits inside a bag. According to manufacturer Closca, the helmet has passed certification in Europe, Canada and the States, thanks to a combination of polystyrene and polycarbonate in the shell.

The helmet even features hidden air vents, so you won’t overheat in the hot summer sun. It’s not necessarily the prettiest thing to look at, but what it lacks in looks it makes up for in convenience and protection. It’ll set you back €72.00 ($77USD), with shipping in Spring.

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Bulletproof Baseball Hat: Protects You From Bullets, Not Balls

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Protect your noggin but look hip while you’re at it with BulletSafe. As its name implies, this baseball cap keeps you safe from bullets. The rest of your face is still exposed, but it protects the back of your head– or at least half of it, anyway. What BulletSafe gives you that other bulletproof gear for your head is discretion, as the embedded ballistic panel is virtually undetectable. And since it looks like a typical baseball cap, would-be assailants will be none the wiser.

Bulletsafe is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $99 will get you one of your very own.

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Deal Of The Day: 70% Off On VPN Unlimited Premium Plan

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The Internet provides a wealth of information at your fingertips. It’s also unfortunately a huge security risk because of the many threats that lurk on the WWW, including unscrupulous hackers and data thieves who are just waiting for you to make one wrong swipe. Ease your fears and deal with these threats by getting VPN.

VPN, which stands for Virtual Private Network, lets you surf websites and access data on the internet without compromising your information since the outgoing data is encrypted. The VPN Unlimited Premium Plan provides you with this and more: secure WiFi connection, prevention of data interception, and the option to choose the server from any country you want. At $19 for three years, it’s a steal.

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Smart Pepper Spray Immobilizes Your Attacker, Takes Their Picture Too

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Pepper spray may send assailants running, but it won’t exactly help you catch the bad guys if they still have their bearings after being sprayed on and manage to run from the scene of the crime. Regular pepper spray, that is, because the Defender lets you do both. It’s a smart pepper spray gizmo that does a lot of things aside from peppering attackers with pepper spray.

First of all, it takes their picture, which will be useful when you have to identify them from a police lineup. Since it’s connected to Defender’s 24/7 Monitoring Service, it also sends your GPS coordinates to law enforcement and emergency responders at the push of a button so they’ll know where to find you. It’s also equipped with speakers and an oscillating light that sounds and lights up to alert people nearby that there’s a crime in progress (and possibly thwarted already.)

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