By Corey Sutton | Brekky producer
Meet the Kingii wristband, an inflatable bracelet that is single handedly fighting the rising number of drownings across the world.
According to the Royal Life Saving, in 2016 alone there were 280 deaths in Australian waterways (and that’s excluding pools). The Kingii wristband aims to reduce these numbers.
It’s the smallest of its kind on the market and inflates in less than a second when the metal lever is pulled. Inside the device is a nylon balloon kept next to a carbon dioxide cartridge. The pulled elver triggers the CO2 canister and inflates the balloon.
At 78 times smaller than a life jacket, the Kingii wristband can be used for swimming, surfing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and many other aquatic activities.
At $69.99, the bracelet will set you back a little, but then again: it’s better to be safe than sorry.