The iPod, Robosapien or the Xbox 360 are just some of the cool inventions that make modern life more fun and entertaining.
But they can't claim to save or prolong your life like the gadgets we're showcasing in the latest Gadget Watch.
To everyone who derides gadgets simply as "boy's toys" check out these gizmos that can get you out of a fatal scrape or bring you back to life.
The CPR Glove
Developed by engineering students at McMaster University in America this glove uses sensors to measure the quality of chest compressions being administered.
To buy that glove that can save lives visit the CPRGlove website.
The Tongue Sucker
This device that makes administering the kiss of life easy and hygienic. Placed over the victim's tongue it will create a vacuum that will prevent it from blocking the airway.
Find out more about the Tongue Sucker visit the website.
The Emergency Hammer
In the event of an car accident this can be used to smash a window or slice through your seatbelt allowing you to escape from the wreckage that could easily become a tomb.
Worried that you might need to smash your way out of trouble? Visit EvaQ8.co.uk.
Fat Old Manikin
The majority of heart attack victims who will need chest compressions will be overweight. This doll helps provide more realistic training for dealing with the larger victim.
Remember even bigger boned people need CPR too, so if you want to get practising with a larger doll check out Global Technologies.
The Phillips HeartStart Mrx is the first talking defibrillator to be approved by the American FDA for use in CPR. It will track the patient's vital signs and provide feedback on compression technique and angle and will give out audio advice on how to improve the compressions.
To find out more visit the Phillips Medical website.
Magnesium fire starter
These are genuine gadgets issued to US military pilots. This will start a fire in wet conditions and can be used over and over again. It works by scratching off magnesium shavings which then strike the flint at the end, thus making fire.
If you think you need to be able to start a fire 24/7 visit Amazon to buy one.
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