Monday, June 29, 2015

Please Consider This Wristband As You Head Into The Water This Season #lifesaver

Drowning is one of my biggest fears for myself and for anyone I know. As someone who lives in a lake town I can tell you that the Summer season brings fun but also stress as I fear that someone I love, care about or just know will drown. 

We all head to the lake in my neck and partake in the main reason a lot of us have moved here. We fish, swim, sail, boat, jump, and more into this huge lake and unfortunately every year there is a drowning. 

Safety first is what I tell my kids and this means that while they are good swimmers, it is a big lake and safety needs to be a priority. 

They are not allowed to swim past a certain point (meaning I need to be able to get them), they can not go in the water alone, they can not throw rocks, they cannot jump off the dock without one of us out there with them. Yeah, it sounds like they cannot have fun but this is far from the truth. I want them to know that fun and games are wonderful but it takes one slip up, one accident, one bad judgement for everyone's life to change. 

This is why I am so jazzed about this wristband!

An American-German team revolutionizes the fight against drowning by developing of the world’s smallest inflatable that keeps you safe when life vests aren’t practical

CALIFORNIA/HAMBURG - June 29, 2015: Kingii, a portable floatation device, launches on Indiegogo today with the ultimate goal of reducing global drowning rates, which have grown to 372,000 a year. Through its small and unobtrusive design, this advanced water safety tool secures to a user’s wrist to provide the reliability of traditional life vests without restricting mobility during water activities. When it’s needed, the highly buoyant Kingii inflates in just one second to help users swim back to safety. Kingii is ideal for keeping swimming, sailing, surfing, kayaking, paddling, fishing and any other activity in, or around, the water safe and enjoyable.
“After I lost a friend in a preventable drowning accident, I developed Kingii as a way to promote the importance of water safety and, hopefully, end this type of tragedy once and for all,” said Tom Agapiades, Founder of Kingii. “Kingii is the perfect alternative to life jackets for beginner and advanced swimmers of any age.  Now, for those who would previously forgo wearing a life vest, they can have the same security without the restrictions or discomfort.” 

Kingii’s durable, nylon inflatable is conveniently stored inside a small pouch next to a CO2 cartridge called the Kingii Cylinder. When the lever on top of the wristband is pulled, the Kingii Cylinder is triggered to fill the floatation device. The Kingii has an attached whistle that can be blown to draw attention to the user, and its built-in compass reorients the user and directs them back to land. Once the used Kingii Cylinder is removed, the Kingii is deflated and packed back into the pouch. The reusable Kingii is ready to save another life when a new Kingii Cylinder is installed.

Kingii is the world’s smallest floatation device that revolutionizes water safety for all. After his best friend tragically drowned, Kingii’s founder, Tom Agapiades, set out to develop a more convenient water buoyancy aid that provided more comfort than traditional life vests and other inflatables. The result was Kingii, a simple wrist band that only needed to be activated when a user was in danger. Through this simple device, Agapiades and his team continue advocating and revolutionizing water safety throughout Europe and the United Sates. For more information, visit or

Current Kingii Indiegogo consumer packages include:
  • Kingii Unit Early Bird: One Kingii unit, plus two Kingii Cylinders ($69 – limited to 300 units)
  • Save Yourself Package: One Kingii unit, plus two Kingii Cylinders ($79)
  • Save Your Friend Package: Two Kingii units, plus four Kingii Cylinders ($155)
  • Save Your Family Package: Four Kingii units, plus eight Kingii Cylinders ($305)
  • Impact Package: Ten Kingii units, plus 20 Kingii Cylinders ($749)
  • Kingii Recharge Package: Two Kingii Cylinders ($6)
  • Kingii Family Recharge Package: Five Kingii Cylinders ($14)
Current Kingii Indiegogo retailer packages include:
  • Big Impact Retailer Package: 20 Kingii units, plus 40 Kingii Cylinders ($1,399)
For more information on Kingii and its campaign, visit

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