At Michaels & Smolak, we’ve seen our share of drowning cases. Usually they involve children too young to know how to swim. In fact, besides car accidents, drowning is the leading cause of death for children under 12 years old.
Cars have seat belts, and there are helmets for bikes, but what is there to protect children and others from the dangers of drowning? Life jackets you say? What child wants to wear those bulky things on the beach or near the pool? Enter “Kingii“. It looks like a large bracelet. It sports a rectangular pouch loaded with carbon dioxide. It weighs less than five ounces and is about the size of a smartphone. It costs only $79. In trouble in the water? Just tug on the bracelet and – voila – a CO2 cartridge inflates a hidden orange flotation device. This device works well for both children and adults.
Check out this video to see how it works: