Our phones are incredibly capable devices — but instead of improving personal safety, they tend to serve as targets for thieves and other nefarious types. The Defender Smart Protection Device changes all of that. This slim, pocketable device connects to your phone over Bluetooth, and should you be approached, with a single button press takes a picture using its built-in camera, initiates a flashing light and audible alarm, and dispenses the highest concentration of pepper spray available to law enforcement. In addition, the picture, your GPS location, and any other authorized information is automatically sent to the 24/7 monitoring service, which can then notify the authorities.
Hardcore handymen can tell you that thermal imaging is a lifesaver for finding water and air leaks, spotting overloaded electrical connections, and many other household issues. The Flir One Thermal Imager brings this power to your iPhone 5 or 5S. This advanced add-on combines the thermal image with the photo from a military-grade night vision camera to provide outstanding picture clarity, letting you see what's hiding in plain sight, whether it be a problem in the house, an animal in the dark, or just who's putting off the most heat at the gym.
Anyone who's ever had their power go out or seen their cellular service disappear at a sporting event knows how convenient it can be to have a backup way to contact friends in your general vicinity. GoTenna provides exactly that. These backup communication devices pair with your phone via Bluetooth LE, then use low-frequency radio waves to communicate between each other, offering an easy way to share your location or send out a text. There's also end-to-end encryption and self-destructing messages, so your security concerns should be few, and the GoTennas themselves are water-resistant and dust-tight, so you don't have to worry if you want to take advantage of them on your next outdoor adventure.
We all know that we spend a significant amount of our lives asleep. So why is that why it's normal to track our movement when awake, not many people track their sleep? Well, the Misfit Beddit Sleep Monitor is here to change that. Unlike most trackers that need to be worn to be effective, the Beddit is flat, and lives under sheets — meaning it's the most unobtrusive way to keep tabs on your sleep quality, duration, cycles, and how long it takes you to fall asleep, as well as your heart rate, respiration rate, and snoring, all of which you can check out via the slick companion app.