A couple of my friends recently got mugged in San Francisco, so after a few years of acclimating to this city that I love, I feel like a recent transplant again, because I'm feeling a little paranoid.

Last week, I would have said this Personal Safety Alarm from Brando was unnecessary and unsightly, but this week, it's lookin' pretty good. You don't have to clip it to your handbag like that, but I actually don't hate it there. It has a better chance of being accessed if I don't have to dig through my massive bag, after all.

On the other hand, I feel like I'd totally set that thing off in my office or home and make some innocent ears bleed. What do you think?