The Bandito wearable aims to deter mosquitoes with sonic waves, assisting in the deliverance of a pest-free adventure where you could most happen upon swarms of them, like camping trips, hikes, trips to the lake, or even just outside and around town if you happen to live in a climate where mosquitoes tend to flourish. The niche for the Bandito though isn't the use of sonic waves to keep mosquitoes from biting, as there are already other products which do the same thing. Where the Bandito sets itself apart is mixing the high-frequency sonic waves with a non-toxic mosquito repellent, blending hat are known to be two of the most effective methods for warding them off.
The repellent is made form a mixture of different oils, including citronella, lemongrass, and peppermint, so the scent is being touted as pleasant and something that most people may not mind smelling for an entire day. While this is a wearable and is designed to be worn around the wrist like a smartwatch or fitness tracker, it's also possible to simply clip it to a bag or pocket so it can still be worn on your person but not actually with skin contact. This makes it a little more versatile in terms of how you choose to utilize it, as some users may prefer not to actually wear anything on their wrists.
As this is a wearable there are things to keep in mind in regards to making sure that the Bandito is performing the best of its capabilities. Owners will need to refill the repellent every two weeks or so, as this is the time frame that Guarden states is what to expect for how long the scent will last, and the battery, which powers the high-frequency sonic waves, will need to be replaced after around 500 hours, which is about twenty days, though it's worth keeping in mind that the battery will likely last longer since users probably won't be wearing the Bandito for a straight 24 hours every day until the battery runs out. For those interested, the Bandito can be picked up for $35 at regular retail price once it launches later this year, and right now over on indiegogo backers can pick up the device for $19 at the Super Early Bird price. There are also other package deals as well at varying costs, and Guarden expects to ship units to backers around August of this year.