Things are not always what they appear. Sometimes, a pair of TV speakers do more than emit TV sound. Sometimes, a backpack does more than hold stuff. Sometimes a faucet does more than spew water. Sometimes a camcorder does more than shoot video. This week, we have a bunch of such deceptive gizmos.
iSafe bags feature a PIERCING alarm and flashing lights for when you find yourself in times of trouble. This new backpack ($90), with the alarm activation switch conveniently built into the right shoulder strap, is designed for the college student in your family. You'll get seven zippered compartments, side mesh pockets, a padded computer sleeve (up to a 15.6-inch laptop) and padded shoulder straps, and it's available in black, red, purple, green and pink.