Would You Put Your Life In The Hands Of This Giant Pastel Magic 8-Ball?

Short of a subterranean mountain fortress, there’s nothing that will absolutely guarantee your safety in the event of a natural disaster. Everything else is a game of chance, which is maybe why the creators of the Life Armor designed this floating emergency life pod to look like a giant Magic 8 Ball.

“Will this giant sphere keep me safe?”

“Ask again later.”

Usually it’s hard to put a price on the safety of you and three other family members, but this time it’s easy. The Life Armor runs $US5000 and for that you get a plastic spherical shell that can withstand external pressures up to nine tonnes. It can even withstand drops from a height of over 25 metres, although that would be a little unpleasant for its passengers.

And in case you find yourself stranded for a while or washed out to sea, a built-in solar cell charges a battery-powered GPS tracker so eventually you’ll be found. [Pond Co via OhGizmo! via Damn Geeky]


Comments

    Judging from other pictures on the link, it just looks like an empty sphere with a pole in the middle of it, and nothing to stop the people inside from being thrown around.

    This one may not be able to handle as much pressure but it sure looks a hell of a lot more comfortable, and you're actually safely strapped in:
    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/09/aussie-builds-a-survival-pod-that-lets-you-ride-out-tsunamis-in-relative-comfort/

    It's actually $5,000 so get your wallet out. The last English page I can see is here: http://www.damngeeky.com/2012/10/30/6721/dome-like-disaster-shelter-functions-as-life-armor-for-four-in-emergency.html

    Locking yourself into an airtight container sounds like a great idea

    dunno where I'd put that in my apartment.

    surely four people would run out of air pretty quickly in there. its pretty small. maybe four children?

    I'd buy one for the simple fact that it looks like a Saiyan ship from Dragonball

      Bit of a repaint and it's good to go.

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