stun gun

Stunning iPhone cover

Mashable

This iPhone cover is a thousand kinds of awesome….a stun gun!

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-editionYellow 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.)

Stunning Stupidity

Stuff.co.nz

Some people really are stunningly stupid:

A Palmerston North tattooist caught with 10 stun guns had intended to give away the illegal weapons as gifts.

Powerhouse Tattoos co-owner Stephen Brian Nesbit, 42, bought stun guns from an Auckland man for $100 each in November, but within days of receiving the guns, his Palmerston North home was raided by police.

They found a box of 10 stun guns on the dining room table.

Yesterday, Nesbit was sentenced at the Palmerston North District Court to four months’ community detention and 175 hours’ community service after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm.

The summary of facts stated Auckland police had been making inquiries into the sale and distribution of stun guns by a Whangaparoa man.

On August 16 the Whangaparoa man texted Nesbit asking if he wanted to buy stun guns for $100 each.

The guns are designed to generate a 10-amp current and 25,000-volt shocks.