Safety device for the urban survivor
Swiss Tech's "BodyGard Survivor" is a personal alarm and hand-cranked recharger.
If there's a gadget that symbolizes urban living, it might well be something like the "BodyGard Survivor."
As its name implies, this handheld item from Swiss Tech serves as a personal security device that will fire off a high-decibel sonic alarm and flash ultra-bright LEDs when activated by the panic button, according to Gadget Grid. The survivor half of the equation comes into play with its compass and hand-cranked generator, which can be used to power a cell phone or laptop that's gone dead.
Of course, depending on where you live, there are other alternatives that could be more appropriate (and effective)--such as the combination of anand a whistle.