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Top 100 Gadget Trends in October

From Tactile Payment Devices to Directional GPS Eyewear

— October 30, 2016 — Tech
These October 2016 gadgets range from tactile payment devices to directional GPS eyewear to tactile payment devices. While Tomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino's sunglasses concept helps to aid the visually impaired by providing comprehensible directions, New Deal Design's 'Scrip' device acts as a convenient and intuitive replacement for cash or credit options.

Some other October 2016 gadgets to take note of include the 'Sound by Human' ear cup headphones which feature a personalized, comfortable and ergonomic design that forms comfortably over users' ears.

Additional standouts include personal care innovations like massage therapy hairbrushes and even social media-inspired sunglasses that can both capture and share photographs without skipping out on style in the process. This is the case with Snapchat Spectacles -- the social channel's fun accessory concept that is sure to be a hit among loyal users if released.
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Activity
Freshness
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Premium Low-Cost Headphones
Premium Low-Cost Headphones
'Gangster' Offers Affordable Audio Devices with High-End Features
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99
Affordable Smart Vacuums
Affordable Smart Vacuums
The Neato Botvac D3 and D5 Feature a Low Price Point
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98
Scooter-Centric Navigation Devices
Scooter-Centric Navigation Devices
This Satellite Navigation Device Can Be Mounted On Handlebars
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97
Compact Rechargeable Outlets
Compact Rechargeable Outlets
The 'Omnicharge' Outlet Battery Pack Powers Appliances On-the Go
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96
3D Modifying Devices
3D Modifying Devices
The 'Elsewhere' System Turns Any Smartphone Video into a 3D Video
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95
Social Sharing Headphones
Social Sharing Headphones
These Bluetooth Headphones Let You Share Your Live Playlists
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94
Drone-Detecting Sytems
Drone-Detecting Sytems
DARPA is Accepting Proposals for Its 'Aerial Dragnet' Program
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93
Device-Based Security Systems
Device-Based Security Systems
The Z-Tech iPad Docking Station Turns Devices into Security Cameras
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92
Customizable Multi-Device Docks
Customizable Multi-Device Docks
The 'udoq' Phone Charging Dock Can be Changed for Various Devices
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91
Digitized Combat Helmets
Digitized Combat Helmets
This Rockwell Collins Helmet System Features Integrated Heads-Up Display
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90
App-Connected Portable Lamps
App-Connected Portable Lamps
The 'ZuziLite' Portable Lighting Solution Provides Connected Lighting
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89
Powerful Beryllium Speaker Bars
Powerful Beryllium Speaker Bars
The Persona Series by Paradigm Offers Crisp Transient Streaming
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88
Muscle Tone-Analyzing Devices
Muscle Tone-Analyzing Devices
The New Skulpt Scanner Can Measure Muscle, Fat and More
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87
Wooden Wireless Charging Devices
Wooden Wireless Charging Devices
These Devices Work as Functional Decor Pieces in the Home
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86
Calendar-Connected Clocks
Calendar-Connected Clocks
The Glance Clock Operates as a Schedule Display for Professionals
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85
Heart-Tracking Mouses
Heart-Tracking Mouses
The Mionix Naos QG Biometric PC Gaming Mouse Tracks Users' Health
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84
Silent 3D Printers
Silent 3D Printers
These High-Tech MakerBot Printers are Quieter and Speedier Than Ever
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83
Optimized 3D Printers
Optimized 3D Printers
This 3D Printer Kit Offers an Expansive Bed and Leveling Surface
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82
Durable 3D-Printing Mats
Durable 3D-Printing Mats
The LokBuild 3D Mat Provides a Reliable Printing Surface For 3D Printers
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81
Proactive Afforestation Drones
Proactive Afforestation Drones
DroneSeed's Drones Can Plant Trees and Assess Their Progress
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80
DIY Electronic Helmets
DIY Electronic Helmets
These Interactive and Iconic Helmets are Inspired by Daft Punk
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79
3D-Printing Music Makers
3D-Printing Music Makers
This Hi-Tech Barrel Organ Prints Dimpled Discs and Plays Them
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78
Simplified Mood Lighting Bulbs
Simplified Mood Lighting Bulbs
'SceneSwitch' Bulbs Can Change Hues by Flipping the Light Switch
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77
App-Connected Ovens
App-Connected Ovens
The Bosh Home Connect Oven Uses Drop Scales Platform To Make Cooking Easy
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76
Smart Multipurpose Tracker Devices
Smart Multipurpose Tracker Devices
The Stilla Motion Keeps an Eye on Your Belongings and More
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75
Arcade Button Testers
Arcade Button Testers
The Sole Purpose of Mike Sannikov's 'Button Factory' is to Test Buttons
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74
Versatile Mobile Device Speakers
Versatile Mobile Device Speakers
The 'MOZZO' Multifunctional Device Provides Eight Different Uses
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73
Versatile Object Printers
Versatile Object Printers
This Inkjet Printer Can Print Directly Onto Glass, Plastic and Cermaics
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72
Coded Steampunk USBs
Coded Steampunk USBs
The Cryptex Antique Gold Flash Drives Includes an Exterior Lock System
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71
In-Home AI Displays
In-Home AI Displays
The 'L.U.C.Y.' Smart Assistant Home Display Helps Manage One's Life
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70
Outdoor Garden Debris Vacuums
Outdoor Garden Debris Vacuums
This Leaf-Collecting Lawn Sweeper Eliminates the Need for Raking
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69
Smart Drone Development Kits
Smart Drone Development Kits
The Parrot SLAMdunk Lets Developers Turn Any Drone into a Smart Robot
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68
Dual-Purpose Consumer Drones
Dual-Purpose Consumer Drones
The Quantum TRON Takes Off Vertically and Flies Horizontally
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67
Speakerless Smartphone Earpieces
Speakerless Smartphone Earpieces
The 'Sgnl' Phone Earpiece Uses Bone Conduction Technology
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66
Multipurpose Meal Heaters
Multipurpose Meal Heaters
The 'CELSIUS' Food and Drink Container Heats Food Up on-the-Go
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65
Sophisticated Steel Activity Trackers
Sophisticated Steel Activity Trackers
These Watches Have a Luxurious Style That is Also Affordable
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64
Multi-Device Controllers
Multi-Device Controllers
The Spin Remote Lets You Control a Plethora Of Gadgets
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63
Connected Children's Wearables
Connected Children's Wearables
The Brillar Smart Watch is Great for Both Kids and Parents
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62
Televised Drone Races
Televised Drone Races
The UK's Sky Sports Mix Channel Will Air Races from the Drone Racing League
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61
Rugged In-Ear Headphones
Rugged In-Ear Headphones
The Denon AH-C821 Headphones Combine Premium Materials and Technology
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60
Quad-Core Processor Smartwatches
Quad-Core Processor Smartwatches
The No. 1 D5+ Smart Watch Timepiece is Stylishly Powerful
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59
High-Quality Adhesive Cameras
High-Quality Adhesive Cameras
The Newly Upgraded 'Podo' Captures Even Better Hands-Free Photos
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58
Affordable Water Jet Cutters
Affordable Water Jet Cutters
The 'Wazer' Uses Water and Sand to Cut Through Steel
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57
Revolver-Inspired Screwdrivers
Revolver-Inspired Screwdrivers
The Craftsman 4V Slide Electric Screwdriver is Easily Changed
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56
Individual IoT Home Sensors
Individual IoT Home Sensors
The 'MESH' Wireless Tag Creates a Customized Network
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55
Responsive Construction Gear
Responsive Construction Gear
The EXO Safety Products Provide Smart Connection To Increase Safety
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54
Disguised Smartwatch Timepieces
Disguised Smartwatch Timepieces
The New Smartwatches in the Fossil Q Lineup are Classic in Design
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53
Directional GPS Sunglasses
Directional GPS Sunglasses
These Glasses Feature a GPS Function to Aid the Visually Impaired
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52
DIY Device Kits
DIY Device Kits
Kano is Moving Beyond DIY Computers to Include Other Technological Devices
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51
Headphone-Charging Cases
Headphone-Charging Cases
Mophie's Power Capsule Charges Wireless Headphones
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50
Wearable Fertility Thermometers
Wearable Fertility Thermometers
The 'Tempdrop' Body Temperature Sensor Keeps Tabs on Fertility
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49
Vibrating Navigational Boots
Vibrating Navigational Boots
Hi-Tec's Navigator Boots Use Bluetooth to Guide through Vibrations
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48
Muscle-Toning Speakers
Muscle-Toning Speakers
The 'W weight' is an External Speaker that Doubles as a Gym Weight
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47
Ultramodern Metal Slingshots
Ultramodern Metal Slingshots
The Zodiac Engineering Slingshot Puts a Modern Spin on a Classic Tool
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46
Underbed Night Lights
Underbed Night Lights
Vanksy's 'Motion Activated Bed Light' Makes it Easy to Leave theBed at Night
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45
Single-Handed Gaming Keypads
Single-Handed Gaming Keypads
The 'aLLreLi' Mechanical Gaming Keypad Allows for Total Customization
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44
Tactile Payment Devices
Tactile Payment Devices
The Scrip Device by New Deal Design Acts as a Replacement for Cash
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43
Precise Mechanical Watches
Precise Mechanical Watches
The EMC Time Hunter Watch Allows For Accurate Chronometric Control
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42
High-End Wireless Earbuds
High-End Wireless Earbuds
These Prototype 'AirPods' Offer a Sleek Cord-Free Update to Headphones
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41
Trash-Sorting Concepts
Trash-Sorting Concepts
The 'Auto-Trash' Sorts Between Compostables and Recyclables
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40
Massage Therapy Hairbrushes
Massage Therapy Hairbrushes
The Body Essentials Light & Massage Therapy Hairbrush is Therapeutic
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39
Lightweight Portable Solar Panels
Lightweight Portable Solar Panels
The SunnyBAG LEAF+ Weighs Less than 200 Grams
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38
Communicative Cyclist Helmets
Communicative Cyclist Helmets
The Sena Smart Bike Helmet Design Connects Riders to One Another
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37
Homeshare Smart Locks
Homeshare Smart Locks
The 'Pin Genie' Front Door Locks are Engineered for Maximum Safety
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36
Lucid Dreaming Wearables
Lucid Dreaming Wearables
The iBand+ Helps Wearers Sleep Better and Experience Lucid Dreams
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35
Swiveling Smartphone Security Cameras
Swiveling Smartphone Security Cameras
Presence 360 Turns Old Smartphones into Security Monitors
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34
Augmented Writing Kits
Augmented Writing Kits
Montblanc's Augmented Paper Set Brings Digital Convenience to Note-Taking
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33
Illuminating Smartphone Protectors
Illuminating Smartphone Protectors
The 'SPECTRE' Light-Up Case for the iPhone is Stylishly Useful
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32
Wearable Thermo-Electric Generators
Wearable Thermo-Electric Generators
This Wearable Prototype Generates Power From Your Body Heat
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31
Emergency Assistance Drones
Emergency Assistance Drones
SlidX's 'KAYRYS' Emergency Aircraft Boasts a 3D-Printed Design
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30
Muscle-Training Shorts
Muscle-Training Shorts
The 'VylyV' Smart Shorts Help Men Tone their Pelvic Floor Muscles
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29
Smart Drink Cubes
Smart Drink Cubes
The 'Martini Smart Cube' Identifies When Another Drink is Needed
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28
Aluminum Braille Timepieces
Aluminum Braille Timepieces
The 'Dot Watch' is a Light Watch That Tells Time Through Touch
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27
Dog-Tracking Collars
Dog-Tracking Collars
The Link AKC Smart Collar Keeps Dogs from Getting Lost
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26
Wireless Magnetic Smartphone Chargers
Wireless Magnetic Smartphone Chargers
The 'Woolet' Wireless Charger Pad is a Design-Conscious Unit
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25
Compact Folding Drones
Compact Folding Drones
The DJI Mavic is Conveniently Portable When Grounded
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24
Dynamic Traffic Cones
Dynamic Traffic Cones
These LED Pylons Are Highly Visible at Night and Entirely Eco-Friendly
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23
Mattress-Cooling Appliances
Mattress-Cooling Appliances
The 'Kryo' Mattress Topper Improves Sleep Quality and Much More
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22
Anti-Snoring Earpieces
Anti-Snoring Earpieces
The 'Snore Circle' is a Snoring Solution that Uses Advanced Technology
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21
Vibrating Pointillism Pens
Vibrating Pointillism Pens
This Pen Makes the Art of Creating Images from Dots Much Simpler
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20
Noise-Blocking Sound Fields
Noise-Blocking Sound Fields
The Muzo Devices Creates a Noise-Cancelling Personal Bubble
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19
Chromatic Social Media Sunglasses
Chromatic Social Media Sunglasses
The Snapchat Spectacles Enable POV Phone-Free Recording
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18
Portable Disposable Chargers
Portable Disposable Chargers
These Charging Devices are Small and Convenient for Smartphone Owners
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17
Multi-Functional Smoking Tools
Multi-Functional Smoking Tools
Nuggy Smoker's Multi-Tool is 10 Smoking Tools in One Gadget
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16
Levitational Smartphone Chargers
Levitational Smartphone Chargers
The Gryker 'Air Charge' Enables iPhones to Float Whilst Charging
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15
Sophisticated 3D-Printing Pens
Sophisticated 3D-Printing Pens
The 3Doodler Pro is Targeted Towards Professional Design Use
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14
Versatile Travel Gadgets
Versatile Travel Gadgets
The TripMate Titan is a Travel Router, a Device Charger and More
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13
Shock-Absorbing Handlebar Stems
Shock-Absorbing Handlebar Stems
The ShockStop Absorbs Bumps and Vibrations On City Roads
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12
Smart Heated Coffee Mugs
Smart Heated Coffee Mugs
The Glowstone Smart Fine Bone China Mug Keeps Beverages Hot
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11
Insectival Macro Lenses
Insectival Macro Lenses
The Laowa 24 Millimeter Lens Looks Like an Insect's Proboscis
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10
Active Adventure Smartwatches
Active Adventure Smartwatches
Nixon Mission Watches Provide a High Tech Device That Is Waterproof
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9
Dream-Augmenting Wearables
Dream-Augmenting Wearables
The 'Lucid Dreamer' Helps Enable Users to Control Their Dreams
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8
Featherweight eBike Motors
Featherweight eBike Motors
The Polini E-P3 Motor Weighs Less Than Three Kilograms
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7
Touchscreen E-Ink Smartwatches
Touchscreen E-Ink Smartwatches
The Nytec 'Axiom' Smartwatch Device Blends Analog with Digital
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6
Wheelchair Hoverboard Attachments
Wheelchair Hoverboard Attachments
HoverSeat Turns Hoverboard Toys into a Rolling Beach Chair
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5
Wearable Wireless Audio Systems
Wearable Wireless Audio Systems
The 'Sound' System Offers Revolutionary Over-Ear Audio Listening
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4
Ergonomic Ear-Shaped Headphones
Ergonomic Ear-Shaped Headphones
The 'Sound by Human' Ear Cup Headphones are Contoured
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3
Virtual Reality Girlfriends
Virtual Reality Girlfriends
This VR Service Provides Users with a Realistic Romantic Experience
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2
Modern Modular TVs
Modern Modular TVs
This Deconstructible Screen Guarantees a Longer Life for the Electronic Device
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1
Compact Ring Tasers
Compact Ring Tasers
The 'Sting Ring' Handheld Stun Gun is a Discreet Self-Defense Device
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