Kingii is a wearable wristband that contains a personal flotation device. You activate the wristband to launch the flotation device, and it shoots up towards the surface of the water to save your life.
What Is Kingii?
Kingii is a wearable wristband that could save your life the next time you’re in the water. With the press of a button, Kingii launches a personal flotation device that pushes you towards the surface. The device relies on a CO2 canister. You’ll need to replace that canister every time you use Kingii – but using it could be the difference between life and death.
The device is catered towards surfers, swimmers, and anyone else who wants to give them an extra lifeline the next time they’re in the water. Whether you’re getting pushed around in the waves of the ocean or learning how to swim for the first time, Kingii promises to be on your wrist to save your life whenever you need it.
The device itself is lightweight. It fits onto your wrist, giving you easy access to your personal flotation device whenever you need it.
Kingii comes with all of the following features:
— Hexagonal Inflation Bag: The distinctive bright orange Kingii inflation bag gives you high visibility when in the water, including a hexagonal shape that’s easy to hold onto and grip.
— Pull Lever: Releases an internal CO2 cartridge, which is then used to immediately inflate the bag. You replace the cartridge after each use.
— Compass: A compass on the Kingii tells you where you’re going and how to get back on track.
— Wrist Clasp: Kingii comes with a one-size-fits-all design that promises to easily attach to any size wrist “from young to old”.
— Whistle: There’s a small whistle on the Kingii bag that becomes accessible when the Kingii bag is inflated. When it’s not inflated, it’s neatly tucked away.
You wear the Kingii wristband whenever you’re in the ocean or water. Then, when you need to use Kingii, you pull the lever until the internal CO2 cartridge is pierced, causing the bag to inflate within seconds. At this point, you can either swim to safety with the help of your flotation device or use the attached whistle to call for help.
Once your emergency situation is over, you pack the bag back into the wristband and replace the CO2 canister. Then, Kingii is ready to be used again.
Kingii is priced at $89.99 USD for the wearable device. That wearable device comes with two refill cartridges. Shipping takes 5 to 10 days and is free worldwide.
Other packages available for purchase online through Kingii.com include:
- Kingii Friend Package: $169.99 USD for 2 Kingii wearables and 4 refill cartridges.
- Kingii Family Package: $324.99 USD for 4 Kingii wearables and 8 refill cartridges.
- 2 Kingii Refill Cartridges: $5.99 USD
- 5 Kingii Refill Cartridges: $14.99 USD
All purchase come with free shipping worldwide – even if you’re just buying the refill cartridges. You can also buy a Kingii gift card online through the official store.
All Kingii wearables are reusable as many times as needed. You just need to replace the CO2 cylinder each time.
Who Makes Kingii?
Kingii was designed by an engineer named Mike Gyorfi. Gyorfi contributed to building one of the leading producers of underwater robots worldwide. As Mike explains on the official website,
“When a robot operates at the ground of the ocean, quality and reliability are the highest priorities.”
Kingii is made in California. The company was founded in 2014. Kingii Corporation’s LinkedIn page describes how they have a “product portfolio that can offer an appropriate solution for any age group or purpose…to increase their safety/buoyancy while being in the water.” So far, the Kingii inflation device is the firm’s number one product.
The name of the company, by the way, comes from the frilled-neck lizard, whose scientific name is Chlamydosaurus kingii. It’s pronounced “ken-gee”. That lizard has a large frill around its neck that expands when it’s in trouble – just like the Kingii bag inflates when you’re in trouble. The company’s products are adorned with their mascot, Kingii George.
Ultimately, Kingii is a personal flotation device that could save your life the next time you’re in the water surfing, swimming, or snorkeling.