This article is aimed more at women, although I am pretty sure that there are men who do not think of themselves as Chuck Norris and who are realistic about their chances in case of an attack. More precisely, I am going to look into some self-defense gadgets that can really make a difference when you find yourself in a situation that involves an attacker.
The first and the most popular among these are pepper sprays. Their name is somewhat benign, but believe me when I tell you that there is nothing benign about having it sprayed in your face. The effects of this spray are completely incapacitating, with the attacker not being able to ignore it, writhing with pain and unable to breathe properly. A great thing about pepper sprays is that their effects last quite long and that they will give you more than enough time to contact police or/and get away.
Stun guns may seem like an extreme solution and extreme type of self-defense gadgets, but hey, who gives a damn about someone who is attacking you, right? Stun guns work by producing just enough electricity to paralyze the assailant and make them absolutely useless for quite some time. There are a number of versions and there are even those which can be mistaken for everyday objects, which will allow you to use them even if you have lost the upper hand in a situation.
Personal alarms are somewhat underrated when it comes to self-defense gadgets as people disregard them, thinking that they are completely useless. However, they provide you with two useful effects. The first of them is that these sounds will most likely attract attention from people nearby who will come to your aid. Also, if this is not the case, they also have a huge psychological effect on the attacker who will think that someone is on their way to help you, which will in most cases make them run.
All in all, there is a lot to choose from when it comes to self defense gadgets and if you care about your safety, you should seriously consider getting one.