I was raised by pretty conservative parents, and sometimes, I think that their paranoia has rubbed off on me. For example, whenever I go out of town and stay the night in some hotel, I always go to great pains to ensure that all the double locks are in place and that all the windows are locked. I also save 911 on my speed dial and put my mobile phone and a baseball bat by the bedside table before I turn in for the night.
Talk about paranoia. The Ila Portable Door Alarm Wedge probably wasn’t meant for me, but it’s definitely something I can use the next time I go traveling. (I also plan to get my parents several of these. I’m sure that will get me back on their Daughter of the Month list pretty quickly.)
The Door Alarm Wedge is teeny tiny, which makes it easy to stuff into your luggage. Once an intruder tries to force himself into your room, the alarm is triggered and a high-pitched 130dB alarm will sound off, waking everyone who’s on the same floor and terrifying your would-be assailant (or some hotel maid who should probably learn to knock.)
These babies are available from Firebox for appx. $24 (USD).
[via Coolest Gadgets]