If you’ve ever had to stay late after work or gotten out of a movie late and felt slightly nervous walking to your car in a dark, empty parking lot, know that we’ve been there. We’ve shared our favorite wearables that’ll keep you safe whenever you feel uncomfortable or in danger, and we’re excited to add one more to our list: Shadow.
Shadow is a small, clip-on panic button that immediately sends out an urgent text whenever you’re in trouble. The wearable is paired via Bluetooth to the Shadow app on your smartphone, so you can customize your messages and who receives them.
If you’re out on a run and getting nervous about making it home before dark, you can ping your bestie with a single click that’ll send out a personalized, “I’m okay, but I’m starting to feel uncomfortable” message. Or you can hold down the button to send out a super urgent call for help. Either way, Shadow will send your customized message along with your current location. When the text message is successfully delivered, Shadow will discretely vibrate.
Shadow’s creators have partnered with the Ella Mae Foundation, RAINN and the YWCA, all organizations that could utilize Shadow every day. You can choose to donate to those organizations with a pledge from Shadow’s Indiegogo page. Be sure to hurry over for their $25 early bird special, which gets you a Shadow of your very own.
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