Anyone who spends time in or near the water with young kids or performing action sports has to be concerned with accidents that could lead to drowning. It can be hard to get people of any age to wear a life jacket at all times because a bulky lifejacket isn’t comfortable. A new device called Kingii has turned up on Indiegogo that aims to make wearing a flotation device as comfortable as possible.
Kingii isn’t something you wear on your body like a shirt or jacket. This is a device worn on the wrist like a watch. It’s considerably more bulky than a watch, but is sized so that kids and adults can wear it. When needed, the wearer pulls a silver lever on the Kingii wearable and a small flotation cushion pops out and inflates automatically.
Inflation is performed by a CO2 cartridge and that cartridge is replaceable making the device reusable. Kingii is on Indiegogo to raise $65,000 and has raised over $412,000 so far with 29 days left on the campaign. A pledge of $69 will get you a Kingii with ship time unspecified. Replacement CO2 canisters will cost you $6 per pair.
via IndiegogoFiled Under: Technology News, Top News