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Gadget Canes: Your Guide for Choosing Wisely

Gadget Canes
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  • Multifunctional separable walking cane umbrella: This isn't just an umbrella, it's also a walking...
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  • Thickened Fiberglass Ribs: Each improved rib is reinforced with high-density thickened fiberglass...

Umbrella Cane

There are few things more irksome than getting caught in the rain unprepared. The umbrella cane can come in handy for those that live in rainy climates or have a habit of forgetting their umbrellas at home.

You could also make use of it for protection during particularly sunny days. For anyone that spends a lot of time outside, the umbrella gadget cane may be perfect for you.

A key consideration of an umbrella cane is strength. The base and cane has to be strong enough the be used as a walking cane, have the umbrella be strong enough to withstand wind and rain, yet still be light enough to carry above your head. This umbrella cane comes with reinforced umbrella ribs, can support 220-lbs, and still only weighs about 2.5 lbs.

Handy Cane (Large) All-In-One Walking Aid with Built-In Reacher Grabber
  • Award winning, patented all-in-one walking cane and built-in reaching grasper
  • Easily pick up hard to reach or dropped objects like keys, mobile phone or wallet
  • Easily reach and grab larger items like a can, bottle, jar or a book from a high or low shelf

Grabber Cane

For anyone with mobility issues, a grabber cane would come in handy. Bending over or overreaching is a recipe for a fall, especially for anyone with mobility issues.

The grabber cane helps reduce this risk by limiting the need to bend over to pick anything up. The grabber cane is not an ordinary gadget cane you will see, but it could also easily go unnoticed.

In this model, it looks like this cane has two tips, but they double as a claw to grasp items. The level to close the claw is placed on the handle for easy access. It is also possible to transition between a single tip and they double tip claw.

Gadget Canes with a Convenient Factor

If you have to use a cane, you may as well make the most of it. These canes provide a secondary use that will prove to so convenient you will be fighting off the rest of your family.

Seat Cane

We have all found ourselves wishing we had a chair at some point. Whether it is a result of walking too much, or standing in long lines, a cane that doubles as a seat would come in handy regularly. A good seat cane is still light and useful as a walking cane, with a comfortable and sturdy folding chair built-in.

This particular model only weighs 3-lbs but can hold up to 220-lbs. The more rigid seat feels sturdy but not uncomfortable regardless of how long you need to sit on it. It also has an adjustable light and a built-in led light, making an incredibly helpful gadget cane.

Goplus Walking Cane with Seat, Folding, Heavy Duty Aluminum Alloy Crutch Chair with LED Light and...
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Mac Sports Folding Cane Chair for Women and Men | Walking Stick, Stool-Style, Folding Cane, Cane...
  • SURFACES: The folding cane chair works perfectly fine on all terrains (wet grass, wet dirt, sand,...
  • HEIGHT: Perfect for both taller people (6'ft+) and shorter people (~5'ft) with a walking stick...
  • WEIGHT CAPACITY: Up to 225 pounds, weighs under 2 pounds, fits in overhead compartment of planes for...

Because there is a large add on built into the cane, seat canes can be bulky. Make sure to find one you are comfortable with and won’t be too awkward to use and carry. A cane like this one, with a folding fabric seat, can help take away some of the possible bulkiness.

Brandy Flask Smuggler Knob Walking Stick with Black Beechwood Shaft and Brass Collar
  • This cane's Maximum Length is 36 Inches Long. The cane's Tip Size is 22mm.
  • The Recommended User Weight for this cane is for those up to 230 lbs.
  • Made from Glass & Genuine Beechwood

Flask Canes

This type of cane has a few uses, and the name tells us one of them. A flask cane usually consists of a partially hollowed-out cane, forming a mini secret compartment. The width of the cane will determine what can fit in the hidden area, but you could easily store money or that Chapstick you are always forgetting.

Flask canes are designed a little differently, depending on the model. This model has a tube similar to one you would see in a science experiment to pull out and function as a storage bin. Just be careful not to put anything too heavy in it, or the cane will become too heavy to be of much use as a cane.

Gadget Canes for Self-Defense

The truth is, it can be a dangerous world, and sometimes you are put into situations where you need to defend yourself. Needing a cane to help with mobility can make you seem like a target, so it is better to be prepared. The next few walking sticks can help you do just that.

Stun Cane

A great personal defense tool does enough to allow the user to get away without doing permanent damage. Sometimes the danger is from another person, and sometimes it is as simple as a pleasant stroll with your dog when a stray dog or coyote gets too aggressive. The stun gun cane is one of those things you hope you never have to use but will sure be glad you have it if you ever do need it.

The stun cane operates as a regular walking cane, but with the defensive weapon built-in somewhere. Some models have the stunner on the bottom tip, others around the outside of the cane, and a few feature a detachable handle stunner.

This model has an easy on/off switch so you can react quickly. It also has a reflective safety band for those late strolls, which can be removed when you don’t need it.

Stun canes don’t always focus on the comfort and walking help aspect, so pay attention to those details when picking out a stun cane. It may also be worth having a primary cane and using the stun cane when you are most likely to need it.

Sword Cane

Sometimes referred to as a blade on a stick, a sword cane often brings back a vision of a cultured gentleman, think Sherlock Holmes. While not always the most practical gadget cane, in times past, the sword cane was used as a self-defense tool.

It still does serve as a concealed weapon for anyone looking for some extra protection with some added flair. Most sword cane models have a detachable handle, with the sword aspect attached to the handle.

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