5 Gadgets Set To Keep Us Safe In The Future

Sexy Nordic Cyclist Airbag

5 Gadgets That Will Be Keeping Us Safe In The Future 01Sweden is a country that loves cycling and design, so we shouldn’t have been surprised to discover that the first functional airbag for cyclists would also be such a gorgeous object. A neck mounted wearable tech, the Hovding expands upon impact to protect the wearer in a beautiful exo-skeletal covering.

“Hövding is the biggest thing since the emergence of the cycle helmet and, as a milestone, is equivalent to when the airbag was developed for cars.”

– Maria Krafft, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Division Traffic Safety & Environment at the Swedish insurance company Folksam.


Bluetooth Padlock

design-lock-silverA bluetooth padlock sounds like it might be a recipe for disaster, as anyone who’s printed out pictures of Ainsley Harriot’s face on a nearby office’s bluetooth printer will tell you. But Fuz Designs’ Noke system appears to be a fairly nice bit of kit, and promises to keep your house as safe as, well, houses.

FUZ Designs have been busy working on their latest eccentric device; Noke which is being touted as “the smartest padlock ever made”. The creative bunch will release the clever little gadget later this month. The guys at FUZ know just how easy it is to lose a set of keys or forget a combination code so by simply pairing your Noke padlock to yourpersonal mobile device with the Noke app, you can access your possessions securely. Never worry about arriving to your bike after a long day at work to find you’ve forgotten your keys again! When unlocking Noke, simply press the lock which will then search for your phone or a shared device, and, if your device is within a few feet of the lock it will open – pretty nifty ay?


New UK Plug           

The UK plug, already considered so safe and perfectly designed it has its own tribute videos on Youtube, has been given a fairly impressive overhaul by a student at RCA in London. Safer, more adaptable and, damn it, much nicer to look at too.

“Choi’s plug is just 10mm wide when it is folded. To unfold it, the two live pins swivel 90 degrees, and the plastic surround folds back around the pins so the face of the plug looks the same as a standard UK plug. The idea produced a spin off, too. Choi created a multi-plug adaptor, a compact standard plug sized unit with space for three folded plugs to slot in, as well as one that charges USB devices”.

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Tesla Coil Car Alarm

5 Gadgets That Will Be Keeping Us Safe In The Future 04The Tesla coil has been an oddity at science fairs for over a century, but its practical uses have been relatively limited for the average punter. One ingenious car owner has decided that’s a shame and so has decided to put it to rather spectacular work, as the world’s most OTT car alarm system. For when you absolutely, positively, have to vaporize that criminal.

Homemade Encrypted Passwords From An Eleven Year Old

And what requires more safety and security than your digital presence? When one considers the value and risk involved in your online assets, a good, safe password should be something everyone pays for. Well, step forward 11-year-old Mira Modi whose Diceware passwords site generates handcrafted passwords and mails them to you, and you alone. Not bad for two dollars!



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