Looking to ward off attackers? Well, there’s no app for that, but there is this.
A couple of inventors in Baton Rouge, La., are offering limited-edition Yellow Jacket iPhone cases that double as stun guns.
The case will emit 650K volts, which is enough to take down an attacker. Not only that, but it will add 20 hours of battery life and come in three colors — black, white and pink. Prices start at $85 and there’s even a Family Pack of four for $380. However, you can only get those deals if you contribute at least $1 to Yellow Jacket’s Kickstarter-like funding program. The inventors — Seth Froom and Sean Simone — are trying to raise $100,000. So far, they’re about 5% of the way there. (And yes, an Android version is in the works.)
Before you rush to buy one, though, you might want to take note of your state’s laws regarding stun guns. The company provides a list of the states that prohibit the weapons when you order.
Another thing you might want to keep in mind is the possibility that the case may accidentally stun you while you’re making a call. The site offers some reassurance: “If used properly, the Yellow Jacket should not come in contact with any part of your body while on a phone call. Because stun guns have to essentially make contact with the skin in order to shock a human we designed the device to face up and away not down and in. The safety cover should also prevent unintentional shocks from occurring. There are always exceptions that we cannot account for. Please be mindful that this is not a traditional iPhone case!”
So, use with caution.