Most cyclists have had a run in or two with a not so friendly K9 companion, especially if you ride in the boonies. You can throw something at them like a water bottle or a pump, yell and scream, ride faster, or resort to chemical persuasion like Halt. Sound defense thinks they have a better solution – one that will not harm the dog or the human. Essentially a doggie megaphone, Sound Defense blasts a high pitched tone directly at the dog which causes them to turn tail and run.
See it in action after the break.
Like dog whistles and other devices, the Sound Defense is tuned specifically for a dog’s sensitive hearing range. Since it is battery powered, as long as the batteries are good the device will work – meaning it doesn’t expire like pepper sprays. The device attaches to a bag, belt, or bike with a belt clip, frame mount, or utility holster. Sound Defense is on the bigger side, but they mentioned they are working to shrink it a bit in the future, and it only weighs in at 198g.
Sound Defense retails for $39.95 with the bike clip adding another $9.95.