LED Folding Walking Stick
The New SLIK STIK walking stick is folding, flashing, blinking, beeping, magnetic, wind up lifesaver.
If you need a walking stick, you're going to want one of these.
When a walking stick is something you need day and night to help you get about, then the Slik-Stik is a wonderfully simple invention that will make your life a little simpler and a lot brighter.
You know I love Glow Gadgets and that I have bad knees. Hopefully I'm not going to need a walking stick, but I have been known to use walking poles when hiking up hillsides.
I wonder if this would do the job?.
It's got a wind up, eco friendly rechargeble battery and an LED torch in the handle, so you can see where you're stumbling.
The Slik-Stik also has flashing (or is it Blinking?) Red Lights down the side of its shaft, giving 360 degree visibilty to oncoming traffic.
You can charge the battery using a mains adaptor (included) or by winding. Because the Winding motor is Brushless, it's a lot easier to wind than most and after a Minute of winding you'll get 90 minutes of blinking or (I'm guessing) 10 minutes of torch light.
If needed it also has Personal Attack Alarm built in to the handle, not sure how useful that would be if you were getting attacked. I think it would be better to use the Stick as a Club and fend them off, while its beeping.
The slik-stik does fold, see pictures and the hight is adjustable. Its also lightweight and very portable.
Did I mention it has a strong Magnet in the handle for picking up dropped keys etc?
Anyway, I'm waiting for my sample to arrive so I can give it a test. I have the perfect fellow to try it out. My father in law will let me know what he thinks of it and I'll tell you what he says.
What the manufacturer says:
“My original windup radio pioneered a new eco technology that is as relevant and cutting edge today as it was sixteen years ago.
Now we have developed a range of products that combine the best of these modern ideas with the freedom and energy efficiency of windup technology, including this fantastic safety walking stick.
I am so proud to associate my name with this revolutionary aid that could benefit so many millions of disabled persons worldwide.
Welcome to the next generation.”
Trevor Baylis OBE.
The SLIK-STIK™ is the brainchild of Baylis Next Generation protégé, Denise Anstey, a disabled lady who was dissatisfied with the poor ergonomics and basic function of conventional walking sticks.
The Slik-Stik folds for convenient storage and portability, whilst maintaining a firm and rigid support when extended. A four – position stem adjusts easily to your preferred height while the comfortable and well designed hand grip has a rubberised non-slip coating.
The front of the hand grip incorporates a super bright LED torch light which shines a forward beam and a foot-fall floodlight to ensure safe footing at night on pavements, steps, and other trip hazards. The rear of the handle incorporates a built in panic alarm that can be activated to alert for help.
A further press on the control button provides high intensity red LED strobe lights located down the shaft of the stick, adding safety and security when walking near to traffic or crossing roads.
Better still, the above functions do NOT require the use of disposable batteries therefore ensuring an Eco-Friendly product. Even though the hand grip has a superb ergonomic and compact profile, the engineers at BAYLIS have skilfully incorporated their latest state-of-the-art induction generator system inside. A minute winding of the retractable handle is sufficient to provide several minutes of emergency illumination, whilst the included mains charger will fully re-charge the system in around three hours.
Finally, one further frustration for Denise has been addressed by the handy inclusion of a strong pick-up magnet in the handle – just in case you drop those keys again, and a convenient wrist strap for portability.
Another BAYLIS winner!