Bandito: keep those annoying bugs at bay

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No one likes mosquitos. They are not just annoying, but also spread killer diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and the Zika virus. The tiny insects are responsible for some 725,000 human deaths each year. But what if you could keep them at bay with the help of wearable tech?

Bandito is a mosquito blocker you wear on your wrist. It comes from Chicago-based Guarden, a company that makes products that protect your home and garden from pests. The little device uses non-toxic scent in combination with sonic sound to keep those pesky creatures at bay. Put it on in the morning and you’re all set for the day!

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The main ingredients when it comes to the scent are citronella, peppermint and lemongrass. All three are proven to be effective when it comes to repelling mosquitos, but the combination is especially lethal. This sound Bandito emanates is very irritating to mosquitoes but you will only hear it if you place the wearable right next to your ear. Its won’t bother pets either.

With consistent use each Bandito refill lasts about 3 months. A refill comes with 12 vacuum sealed scent strips, and each scent strip lasts about two weeks. This number is based on using the Banditio for up to 5.5 hours each day. The internal battery is good for about 500 hours.

The wearable is harmless to the skin and totally non-toxic to humans. The same can not be said for mosquitos. If you decide to invest in a wristband, you’ll also be helping take a stand against the lethal Malaria disease in Africa. For every Bandito backing, Guarden promises to donate 1% of the revenue to Malaria No More.


Price: $26 and up

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Estimated delivery: August 2018

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