A Backpack Made Of Kevlar Could Protect You In A War Zone

In the U.S. most of us are lucky enough to have never lived in a combat zone or area of extreme violence where our personal safety is always at risk. But this backpack was designed for that scenario. The Rhino Skin pack is made of Kevlar and is meant to protect vital organs against flying debris created by an… » 7/21/13 7:27pm 7/21/13 7:27pm

So It's Come To This: Bulletproof School Uniforms

Tragedies like the events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School have certainly given parents reasons to worry about their children's safety. But is this really necessary? A Colombian company claims to have created a line of kid's clothing and school uniforms made from the same fabrics and technology found in … » 4/23/13 3:20pm 4/23/13 3:20pm

This $6,000 Bullet-Proof Attaché Will Keep Your Documents Way Safer…

Say you've got some really important documents—like the meaning of life scrawled on a napkin, or a viable method of time travel in the margins of a newspaper—and someone really wants to shoot them for some reason, like a bunch of times, with a gun. You better hope they're in the Tegra-Lite Bulletproof Attaché. » 9/16/12 12:00pm 9/16/12 12:00pm

Bulletproof iPad Case Still Won't Stop the Tablet's Biggest Threat:…

If you find yourself living in a wartorn part of the world—dodging gunfire and errant shrapnel all hours of the day—a bulletproof iPad case might not seem like overkill. But for the majority of iPad users, this resilient case does nothing to protect the tablet from more immediate and pressing daily threats. » 7/18/12 11:00am 7/18/12 11:00am

Determined Bank Robber Proves That "Bulletproof" Doesn't Mean "Axe-Proof"

Let's say you really, really need to rob a bank, like in under four minutes. But there's all this pesky bulletproof glass between you and the terrified tellers! If you can relate, take a tip from this industrious Chinese bank robber, who understands that "bulletproof" glass doesn't mean you can't axe the bejeezus out of … » 2/28/11 9:40am 2/28/11 9:40am

Bulletproof Handkerchief: Snot-Drenched Protection For the Discerning…

The word "gentleman" comes up a lot when talking about pocket squares, but the way I see it, only a pimp would stuff a huge handkerchief made of military-grade Kevlar into their purple suit pocket. Obviously, a square of fabric would not offer the same level of protection as a full vest, so any pimp wearing one is still… » 10/09/08 11:30am 10/09/08 11:30am

Bullet-Proof Bras Being Issued to German Policewomen

Policewomen in Germany are getting another layer of protection » 8/04/08 5:50pm 8/04/08 5:50pm thanks to a new bra that has been secretly tested for the last two months. I never thought about it before but it makes sense that a woman could still sustain life-threatening injuries when shot wearing a standard bullet-proof vest. Traditional bras can…

Defender Hoodie: Look Good, Avoid Bullets

Knife-proof, machine-washable T-shirt not enough protection for you out there on the mean streets? Bulletproof backpack insert just won't cover enough of your nice, lead-free body? Maybe you need a hoodie with 2mm of Type IIA bulletproofing, enough to stop a 9mm full-metal-jacket round at a velocity of 1,090… » 4/02/08 9:30am 4/02/08 9:30am

Crazy Rugged SwitchBack UMPCs Hit the Market

Roper Mobile announced that it was buying Black Diamond Advanced Technology, creator of the SwitchBack super-rugged UMPC. The machine debuted last fall, wooing fans with its hot-swappable batteries, all-weather reflective screen and full waterproofing to three meters underwater. But until now no one could actually buy… » 10/29/07 4:00am 10/29/07 4:00am

With BackpackShield, I Could Take A Bullet for Giz

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I had the pleasure of trying on the BackpackShield bulletproof bookbag insert tonight at ShowStoppers, and it was amazing. Made from 13 layers of K-29 Kevlar, this thin, lightweight plate fits in most backpacks and can stop every bullet from a 9mm all the way to Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum. It doesn't just… » 9/26/07 11:45pm 9/26/07 11:45pm