You don’t need us to tell you that mosquitos are no good. At best, they are a nuisance and, at worst, a vector for deadly diseases. When it comes to stopping mosquitos in their tracks, there are a number of high-tech solutions we’ve covered, but a new one on Kickstarter promises a no-fuss way to stay bite-free without having to slap on chemical-based mosquito repellent. Called Radius, it’s a small device that, once switched on, promises to clear the air of all mosquitoes within a 110-square-foot radius.
“Radius is the world’s first rechargeable, EPA-approved, zone mosquito repellent,” product designer Kyle Adelman told Digital Trends. “Instead of treating your skin with messy chemical sprays or lotions, Radius treats the area around you. Essentially, Radius uses heat to activate and disperse a clean and scent-free repellent. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers an internal heating element, which silently warms and activates the repellent. Once activated, the repellent disperses to create an invisible zone of protection that keeps mosquitoes from entering into your outdoor space. It works continuously, releasing fresh repellent to maintain the zone of protection around you.”
Radius is a smart device that acts like a force field for mosquitoes [Digital Trends]