Kingii: A Wristband Emergency Flotation Device
Date Published: 07/07/2015 4:26 AM (Updated: 03/29/2017 11:26 PM)
The World Health Organization estimates that 370,000 people drown each year, and according to the United States Coast Guard 82 percent of those people were not wearing a life jacket. The Kingii is an emergency life preserver that you can strap right to your wrist in case you don't feel like wearing a life jacket. It's lightweight and portable design makes it much less bulky than a life preserver.
To use it simply pull the lever on the wristband and the flotation device will inflate within seconds, thus floating you to the surface of the water. The Kingii uses capsules so you don't have to buy a new device every time you use it. Simply replace the capsule and hop back in the water and try not to drown this time.
The idea behind the Kingii is that you wear a seat belt while you're in the car, you wear a helmet while you ride a bike, but how do you protect yourself while in the water. Granted there are life jackets, but who the hell wants to wear bulky life jacket that's going to cover up your sweet tan.
Each Kingii you purchase comes with 2 cylinders so that you can drown up to 2 times before you need to purchase more. To replace the cylinder simply remove the used cylinder, fold the flotation bag back into its pouch, and screw in the new cylinder.
Named after a lizard that opens an orange frill around it's neck when it's feeling threatened, the Kingii is tested and proven to provide buoyancy to an adult that weighs over 275 lbs, the device weighs just 4.9 oz, can stay inflated for over 48 hours, comes in one size that should fit most people (adult or children), currently only comes in black, and even comes with an integrated compass on the wristband.
The Kingii is currently in a funding phase on IndieGoGo with an estimated delivery date of September 2015, so go reserve yours now, and be sure to check out the Kingii wristband flotation device in action via the video below.
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