Life Gear Device Uses Wind Up Power To Keep You Safe

Now here’s a gadget that belongs in the glovebox of every car–especially those belonging to teenagers! The Life Gear Personal Safety Device, while possessed of a somewhat ambiguous title, is here to serve one unambiguous purpose: keeping you safe in an emergency.

According to Coolest Gadgets, the Life Gear Device is many tools in one: a super-bright LED flashlight, an emergency radio, a back-up cell-phone charger, a signal flasher, a directional compass, and even a 130 decibel siren (!) Best of all, it can be powered by 3 alkaline batteries, a DC inlet (with an optional car and/or wall adapter) or good old fashioned elbow grease, via a hand-cranked kinetic energy charger.

image via the Life Gear Company

Of course, this gadget could come in equally handy at home, should the disaster strike–or out on the trail, should you find yourself stranded. Luckily, the price of the Life Gear Device is attractive enough to justify purchasing more than one: $24.95, from the Life Gear Company.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.