The D.A.D. defense alert device from Tigerlight fits in a purse, computer bag or the palm of your hand while taking a nighttime run or any other situation you feel it’s needed. (Tigerlight)

D.A.D. to the rescue

You can’t plan when you or someone you’re with might be attacked, which is why you might want the D.A.D. defense alert device from Tigerlight within reach.

The device easily fits in a purse, computer bag or the palm of your hand while taking a nighttime run or any other situation you feel it’s needed.

With the press of a button, you instantly release Live Sabre Red Pepper Spray (which I did not test) and send an alert with your GPS location to family, friends or other contacts via the D.A.D. app (Android or iOS). The alert reads “I’m in Danger.”

The button works in two stages: press it and the alert goes out; you press it all with way with a little more pressure to release the spray.

An LED 150-lumen multi-mode flashlight is built into the device. Light modes include a constant light or panic, high, SOS or low settings.

The unit measures 5-by-1-by-1.75-inches and weighs 4.4 ounces. It’s water resistant with a polycarbonate body and includes a AA battery for the general operation and a long-life lithium battery for the built-in Bluetooth.

Some additional information supplied on the Tigerlight sight says the spray is “10 percent OC, 2mm SHU, 1.33 percent Major Capsaicinoids, 4.5 grams, stops 96 percent of attackers when used in prior TigerLights as shown in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department study using spray that was only 0.69 percent major capsaicinoid percentage compared to 1.33 percent.”

They also state “the spray in the D.A.D. is six times more potent than the 0.2 percent major capsaicinoid spray used by marines.”

A clearly labeled test canister is included and should be used in a safe area.

One test canister and one spare canister are included with each D.A.D., and additional canisters can be purchased; $9.99 for the spray and $4.99 for testers.

https://tigerlight.net $129.99 each, in variety of colors, bulk pricing, is available

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It’s so simple that is doesn’t even have to have instructions but might be the most useful powered gadget you own.

I’m referring to the Ventev powercell 6010 plus, (6,000 mAh) portable battery that doesn’t need a cable to charge itself nor do you have to have an iOS Lighting cable with you to charge an iPhone or iPad with the battery.

That’s because both are built into the battery. Folding AC prongs tuck away when they aren’t needed or fold out to plug directly into a standard AC power outlet. Or you can connect a micro USB cable for charging.

A lightning cable is attached to the battery on a 3-inch durable cable, which tucks inside the battery when it’s not in use. If you need to charge a non-iOS device, you’re still in luck. Just plug your own USB charging cable into the universal USB output port. Both the cable and port can be used simultaneously with a 12w output.

A powercell 6010 plus is also available with a type-C cable option.

www.tessco.com $49.95

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The iClever BoostSound (BTS-09) Bluetooth speakers are built with a stylish aluminum alloy finish and sits upright in a for a nice direction sound.

It’s a rounded speaker, with dimensions of 5.12-by-7.87-by-8.66-inches but if you replace the front metallic speaker grill with a mirror, it will look like a vanity mirror on a stand.

Inside the rich bass filled speaker is a pair of 10 W dual driver and a 4000 mph rechargeable battery, good for up to 12 hours of playtime. You can connect non-Bluetooth devices via the aux port and use it for handsfree calls.

A background LED illumination light is built-in for cool light with everything control by a row of buttons on the top.

www.iClever.com $49.99

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Contact Gregg Ellman at greggellman@mac.com. Follow him on Twitter: @greggellman

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