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Smoke 'em out: FogSHIELD anti-theft device really is just blowing smoke

Posted Apr 26th 2007 11:29AM

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There used to be a show on Nickelodeon called "What Will They Think of Next?" Today's answer is the FogSHIELD. It's a device meant to keep thieves from even seeing the car they're trying to break into. How? By laying down 2,000 square feet of high-density gas in 15 seconds. The gas won't kill anyone, lasts for 45 minutes, and it even has a minty smell. So if your FogSHIELD ever goes off, look for the guy who smells like candy.

It costs $4,200, it's not exactly tiny, and it weighs 62 pounds, so we're not sure what kind of car you'd put it in. Probably not either of the Porsche 911's in the video. But if we had one, we'd install it just for fun and turn the garage into the Autoblog disco at least once a week.

[Source: FogSHIELD via Netscape]

Category: Etc.

Tags: security, thief

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