The Swiss company Swiss + Tech is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of small multi-tool. One of the directions of its activity is emergency automobile tools made in the form of a key fob. For example, such as Swiss + Tech BodyGard ESC 5-in-1.
Swiss + Tech BodyGard ESC 5-in-1 emergency car tool, overview and impressions.
Swiss + Tech BodyGard ESC 5-in-1 Emergency Keychain Tool has the following functionality.
Seat belt cutter.
White led flashlight.
Red warning light.
Key Features of Swiss + Tech BodyGard ESC 5-in-1 Emergency Car Keychain Tool.
Size: 75x45x18 mm.
Case material: ABS plastic.
Cutter Material: Steel.
Battery: three LR44 1.5V.
Cullet of the Swiss + Tech BodyGard ESC 5-in-1 tool of automatic action. It is enough to press it to the glass, overcoming the force of the cocked spring, and the firing pin fired with great force will break the window. It should be noted that this device is suitable for breaking only the tempered side windows of car doors. Unfortunately, it cannot cope with a laminated windshield..
The use of a cutter for seat belts requires some skills and preliminary training on similar nylon ribbons; it may not be possible to cut the belt with them the first time. The main condition is that the seat belt must be tightened, the stronger, the easier it will be to cut it. The sound of the alarm is clearly audible and will fulfill its alarming function only in some quiet rooms. For example, in closed parking lots. On the street, amid city noise, its sound is lost.
Three LEDs, white and two red, located in front of the case, can be called bright very conditionally. However, they fully cope with their backlight (white) and alarm (two red) functions. The LEDs are turned on by alternately pressing a button on the housing. The first press is white solid light, the second red signal light (flashing). It’s very bad that this button is not recessed in the Swiss + Tech BodyGard ESC 5-in-1 case, because it is very prone to spontaneous pressing in the pocket of your clothes. This leads to unauthorized switching on of the LEDs and, as a result, plants already low-power batteries..
The workmanship of Swiss + Tech BodyGard ESC 5-in-1 is quite acceptable, with the functions declared by the manufacturer, this keychain generally copes, but the construction was very cumbersome, not pocket at all. The tool obviously lacks a clip, then it could be worn with a belt, a trouser pocket, or it could be fixed in the car within reach, for example, secured to a sun visor.