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There Is A Ring That Can Help Prevent Rape

Who knew accessories could save your life?

Remember when we wrote about drug-detecting nail polish? You know, nail polish that changes color if you dip your finger in any drink spiked with date rape drugs? Well, now there's such a thing as Siren, a ring that doubles as an alarm.

The invention is the brainchild of Kat Alexander, who said she was inspired to create the accessory because she had the "scariest encounter" in college. She raised about $1 million for the accessory production, and asked her dad—an electrical engineer—to help with the technical aspects.

Introducing SIREN | Beautiful. Powerful. Smart. from DreamPlay Media on Vimeo.

Siren looks exactly like the mood ring you had with your BFF when you were nine years old. But it's heavier and chunkier. To activate the alarm, all you have to do is twist the top of the ring 60 degrees counterclockwise (to the left), until the top can no longer rotate. You have about 1.5 seconds to either let the alarm ring or cancel it (by rotating the ring back to its original position, in case you accidentally turn it).

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If you do set the alarm, you'll hear a piercing sound exceeding 110 decibels. Which in normal human speak means that the sound is really, really loud.

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According to the brand's official website, you have to point the ring directly at your attacker (or close to his ear, if you can!), and AWAY from yourself.

It's brilliant invention, but it's definitely not cheap. Siren retails for $245 (which is about P10,000). P.S. You can buy it here.

What do you think of this accessory, ladies?

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