Both tools are designed to help if someone is trapped in a vehicle. The hammer tips can break window glass (not windshields), and built-in blades can cut jammed seat belts. Laurent Colasse, who founded nov8 after learning how emergency hammers can reduce accident fatalities and injuries, says these car-escape tools are engineered to work even if a car is submerged in water.
The LifeHammer has two hardened steel points and a recessed blade, and it comes with brackets for optional mounting inside a vehicle. ResQMe has a spring-loaded spike that can break window glass and a recessed blade, and it comes with a keychain ring so you can keep it handy. If you’re in a jam, a little protection can go a long way.