First Aid & Safety
  • The Packable Walking Stick.

    This ingenious walking stick collapses and packs away in its 11-1/4" long nylon case, allowing you to take it virtually anywhere. It opens in seconds to a maximum length of 50"--each of the four sections nest within one another with an elastic band running the entire length of the tube for a rigid, reliable walking companion. The removable knob has a built-in compass and conceals a threaded post that accepts cameras, creating a convenient monopod for impromptu picture-taking. The metal tip for gripping soil can be exchanged with a rubber tip for hard surfaces. With wrist strap.

    Collapsed 10" L x 2" W. Extended 50" L x 2" W. (12 oz.)
    $29.95
    4.0/5 (7)
  • The Password Vault.

    About the size of a smart phone, this is the device that secures account information for website addresses, usernames, passwords, and ATM PINs, and stores them for immediate retrieval. Unlike password information stored on a computer, your passwords are stored offline in the vault's memory, ensuring sensitive information can never be compromised. The vault's keyboard slides out--accounts and additional text notes can be typed after entering an initial password.

    It can store up to 400 account records, mitigating the risky practice of leaving passwords on notes under keyboards or using one password for all accounts. Buttons scroll between accounts for display on the LCD. In case the device is misplaced, lost, or stolen, five unsuccessful attempts to access your accounts will lock the device for 30 minutes--your passwords are safely protected. The entire device can be reset--permanently erasing all data--by pressing the reset button.

    Built-in flash memory retains passwords in memory when the CR2032 battery requires changing.

    4-1/2" W x 2-3/4" D x 1" H. (3 oz.)
    $49.95
    3.6/5 (12)
  • Best Fingertip Heart Rate Monitor.

    This is the highly accurate heart rate monitor pulse oximeter that was also the easiest to use and the most comfortable in tests conducted by The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute.

    While all units took pulse readings that were comparable to those taken by a registered nurse, panelists found that The Best model's gently flexing hinges provided optimal comfort on large or small fingers, unlike lesser units that pinched. It displayed readings on its high-definition color OLED display in an average of 7 seconds, 2X faster than lesser models that required 14 seconds. The display changes to your preferred viewing orientation at the touch of a button, and it can also announce readings in a clear female voice--the only model to offer this convenience. Also an oximeter, The Best model averaged only a 0.84% variance from readings taken with a clinical oximeter--far superior to lesser models that were off by 4%. Includes carrying case, lanyard, and two AAA batteries.

    1-1/2" H x 1-1/2" W x 2-1/2" L. (2-1/2 oz.)
    $99.95
  • Best Cuff Blood Pressure Monitor.

    This cuff blood pressure monitor earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it was the most accurate and had the most comfortable cuff.

    Each monitor's systolic and diastolic measurements were compared to readings taken by a registered nurse. The Best model deviated from the nurse's readings by only 4.13%--nearly 2X more accurate than lesser models. Panelists preferred The Best model's cuff because it did not over tighten like other monitors and was smooth against the skin.

    The LCD panel shows diastolic and systolic blood pressure in 7/8"-high numerals, as well as pulse, date, and time; LEDs alert you if blood pressure readings fall outside recommended levels. The display stores up to 90 readings for two people. Six AA batteries (included) provide cordless operation for about 150 readings, or the unit plugs into AC with an included adapter.

    9-3/4" H x 8" W x 9-1/2" D. (4-1/2 lbs.)
    $149.95