We always love it when companies make simple products that much more useful. Come this summer, Rayovac will introduce an small external battery pack with a noisy surprise for any would-be attackers.
The Rayovac Power Protect is a 2,200 mAh battery pack shaped roughly like a small canister of pepper spray. That’s apt — it doesn’t have pepper spray, but it does have a high-pitched 100 decibel siren. Activating the siren is a bit like throwing a (sonic) grenade — you pull a ring-shaped pin at the top of the device. The alarm should scare off attackers or attract the attention of others within a 220-yard radius, according to Rayovac. There’s a convenient flashlight built into the device, as well. In addition, it rocks a clever design which lets you clip it on easily to a purse or bag strap.
The 2,200 mAh battery should give older phones at least one full charge, or about two-thirds of a charge to some of the top-end phones of 2016. You won’t be able to use all of that power, though — wisely, Rayovac has set aside 20 percent of battery capacity to be held in reserve for use with the emergency siren. If you drain the Power Protect down to that level, it’ll automatically stop charging your device to ensure that the siren can work at all times.
Rayovac says the Power Protect will ship out on July 15, in a choice of three color combinations – yes, there’s a pink option. However, we don’t yet know how much it will cost, except that we’ve been told that it will be priced very affordably.
Update 7/26/2016: The Power Protect will retail for $24.99 and goes on sale this week.