Not sure how I feel about this one, but it's fascinating nonetheless.
This is the Yellow Jacket iPhone Case. It holds a 650,000 volt stun gun that, according to its makers via the crowd-funding site Indiegogo, is intended to protect both the user and the iPhone 4 or 4S itself by delivering an "incapacitating" and pain-inducing shock that, while temporary will take your attacker out of commission.
But, is it safe or will you end up shocking yourself in the face next time you try to order a pizza? According to the Yellow Jacket team, it is.
While creating this product, we realized that this would be a device people would place next to their face. Because of this, CREATING A SAFE PRODUCT WAS THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS OF OUR DESIGN TEAM. Yellow Jacket features a safety switch and a rotating electrode cap, both intended to prevent accidental discharge. In less than a second, a user can disable these safety mechanisms by moving the switch forward, rotating the cap downward and then be ready to press the activation button to fire the electrodes and be prepared to confront an assailant. The smartphone is securely snapped into Yellow Jacket's inside housing assembly, and the rubber sleeve then wraps around the device, giving Yellow Jacket a smoother look, feel and added protection to your smartphone.
The Yellow Jacket iPhone stun gun case is seeking funding on IndieGoGo and is more than halfway there as of this writing. Does this sound like a product you would like to support? If so, head over to Indiegogo and back it.
Watch the pitch video for the product right here. What do you guys think about this?