Gone are the days when you had to preemptively ask a friend to call you during a date and pretend an emergency had come up in order to excuse yourself. The Guardian Angel necklace will call your phone with the push of a button. If things really go south, hold the button and a designated friend will receive an SOS message with your location on Google Map. The Bluetooth device uses an app to send a simple text message receivable by any phone.
The necklace retails for $120 but you might want to opt for the more discreet bracelet attachment for an extra $30-60. Pushing a big button on your chest is sure to get noticed and the last thing you want to do is make things more awkward.
Ten percent of sales will go to the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE).
“AWARE believes in the rights of women to participate in social and public spaces free from harassment and violence,” says Corinna Lim, Executive Director at AWARE. “But especially in a workplace or social scenario, there can be social penalties for confronting harassers directly. The Guardian Angel can help to defuse some harassment situations. The emergency contact function also empowers women to more easily seek help in cases of serious threat.”