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RightPSI Tire Cap Lets You Check Pressure At A Glance

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If your car is not equipped with a fancy Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), then you have to do manual checks now and then. Having the right air pressure in your tires is essential for safety and mileage, but checking manually is a pain in the posterior, especially if it’s really cold outside. The RightPSI tire caps change colour depending on whether you’re right on target, or have fallen off. A simple glance at your wheel can tell you if it needs attention. Heck, even if you have TPMS, RightPSI can be useful since it’ll tell you which of your tires is going flat, without you having to test them one by one. The way it works is you purchase a PSI specific set, which you cannot change if ever you change cars or tires. At $25 for a set of 4 though, you won’t be breaking the bank.

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Winter Tires With Retractable Studs Possibly On The Horizon

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With the snowy Apocalypse having fallen hard on much of the south over the last few weeks, there’s no doubt some people’s minds have been on the topic of winter tires. They are, after all, made to perform drastically better in icy and snowy conditions, though there is one step above that: winter tires with studs. That’s the ultimate in grip in ice, but it’s also a noisy, abrasive pain between snowfalls so few people opt for them. Now, Nokian Tyres has announced the development of a winter tire with retractable studs. You notice it’s really slippery? Press a button on your dashboard and the studs extend, only to retract again once you’ve made it out of the ice and snow. It’s really the best of both worlds, and it’s not available for purchase. Unfortunately. There aren’t even concrete plans to bring these to market, but the fact that the technology now exists mean that’s missing is enough demand. A few more of the store we’ve seen lately and the market just might change…

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Never Lose Your Ring With RingSafe

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Most rings tell a story. Your graduation. Your friendship with someone special. A lifelong commitment to the person you’re going to be spending the rest of your life with. So losing a ring isn’t just losing a piece of jewelry; to some, it’s like losing something concrete from those relationships.

Cue the RingSafe, which is basically a specially-designed carabiner that secures your ring in its clasp, in the event that you have to take it off for work or for whatever reason. The aperture can then be looped around a necklace or placed on a keyring so you won’t lose or misplace it while it’s off your finger.

RingSafe is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $25 will get you one of your very own. If you want to personalize it, just add $20 more dollars to your pledge.

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Portable Door Jammer Gives You Extra Security, Wherever You Are

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How safe are you in your hotel room? There’s nothing to worry about if you’re booked in a five-star hotel but if you’re on a tight budget and went for the inn with the cheapest rates in the area, then you might find that to be a major concern come nightfall. That’s what happened to me when I traveled with a few friends last year to attend a concert. Halfway through the night, we heard loud banging in outside the halls in the dead of night, and one of my friends swore she heard someone try to open the door.

Suffice to say, we checked out the next morning and paid double for a fancier (and much safer) hotel. If you find yourself traveling to places that aren’t as safe or secure as you’d like, then it’s high time you got something like the portable door jammer as an added safety measure. It works with most doors and setting it up is pretty simple. Just slide it at the bottom of the door and crank out the arm until it’s secure and snug against the floor surface.

People on the outside will be able to see the jammer’s little arm, so maybe that’ll serve as a deterrent of sorts since they’ll have a more difficult time trying to sneak in or force their way into your room.

The Portable Door Jammer is available online for $48.

Update: Found a link on Amazon for $23.50. Link below updated. -Ed.

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The Dark Knight Rides: Batman Motorcycle Helmet

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You might not have a Batcycle nor a bat cave to park your ride in. But you can at least ride in style (and in the image and likeness of the Dark Knight) with this awesome Batman motorcycle helmet. It’s DOT certified and comes with interchangeable visors, so you can go from clear to tinted, depending on the riding conditions.

The helmet, which has Batman’s signature pointy ears, is made using a proprietary elastomer formula that’s durable yet flexible and pliable. It’s available in a range of sizes, from XS to 2XL, so you’re bound to find one that fits.

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Sharks ‘Tweet’ When They Get Too Close To Shore

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Because of movies like Jaws, people have become more conscious (and sometimes, overly paranoid) about sharks and whether or not one might suddenly bite them while they’re in the water. Most beaches aren’t infested with sharks, and a lot don’t wander too far out into the shore. That said, sharks do occasionally end up in areas where people are frolicking by the beach, so unless the beach has posted some warnings about it, then there’s no need to fret.

The odds are against most people because they don’t find out that there’s a shark in the waters…until the shark is a few feet away. With this in mind, scientists in Western Australia have devised a different system to alert people of the presence of sharks in the water: Twitter.

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This Is A Batman Motorcycle Helmet

Batman Motorcycle Helmet - DOT Approved

The motorcycle riders among you with a special hankering for all things Batman will surely get a kick out of the above helmet. It’s made by HelmetDawg and is fully DOT certified, meaning you can don it on your bike while still safe in the knowledge that at least your head will come out of an accident somewhat intact. It’s based off GMax’s GM48S helmet, but the ears and other custom parts are made from “a breakthrough proprietary elastomer (polymer) formula” and are not just cheap stuck-on additions. The rest of the helmet has a bunch of very neat features that people might want in such a product, like adequate venting and room for a communication system. Considering it’s $325, we’re going to call it a decent deal.

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Literal Tail Lights: LED Strips for Horses’ Tails

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Unless you’re truly familiar with the terrain, riding out into the sunset on horseback probably isn’t the safest thing in the world. That doesn’t mean your dreams of doing something that actors do all the time in movies is over. Rather, you just need to get some safety equipment to make that ride a safer one.

Cue the Tail Lights, which are literal tail lights that are meant to be fastened onto the horse’s tail.

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The Only Time Safe Driving is a Game is When ‘RoadWars’ is Fired Up

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Driving isn’t a game. Not only will you be putting your life at stake, but you’ll also be risking the lives of your passengers, other drivers on the road, and pedestrians. Driving this point across is RoadWars, which turns driving into a game. It’s a passive game when you’re driving, since all you’re supposed to do is fire it up and put your phone down while you’re on the road. While it runs, the app keeps track of your driving behavior and doles out rewards for safe driving. It’ll also slap you with penalties if you speed, swerve, or use your phone while you’re driving.

RoadWars is a social game, since you’ll be playing among your friends. Eventually, you’ll be able to figure out who among your crew is the safest driver and who among them needs to pay more attention on the road when they’re driving. Coins are awarded for every ten minutes of “safe” driving. By driving safely on certain roads, you’ll also be able to “claim” them. This is where the social aspect comes in, as you’ll have the chance to “steal” roads that your friends have claimed when you’re not driving.

RoadWars is available for free for iOS devices.

VIA [ C|NET ]