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For those who have everything: The anti-kidnapping band

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The anti-kidnapping band

"The odds of the average citizen getting kidnapped are pretty low, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared," said Andrew Liszewski at Gizmodo. For just $20, the A-K Band (or Anti-Kidnapping Band) arms the wearer with at least three ways to upset an abductor's best-laid plans. The band, which slips over any watchband, hides a plastic handcuff key, a ceramic razor blade, and four feet of Kevlar saw string — which can cut through most anything. Chances are, the A-K tools will allow you to free your hands and feet. "The rest of the escape is up to you."