Apple iPhone Case Stuns With Nearly a Million Volts (Video)

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Apple’s iPhone has the flexibility of becoming a dream for manufacturers who want to utilize its brand and ability to market new accessories. Yellow Jacket is the manufacturer behind the taser case for the iPhone line; this year the company has released the iPhone 5/5S case. The case can stun an individual with nearly one million volts  of intense shock.

The case itself appears to be a durable, protective case for the iPhone. It is. It can prevent against physical damages when dropped and even handle spills. The physical protection extends to something more beyond the phone, now individuals can get a stun gun effect from the case. With a press of a button along the side, the case becomes a repellent to flee from a dangerous situation.

Yellow Jacket states their stun gun dual case could bring a man to his knees in five seconds but will not create any long-term damages. No worries for individuals who own the case, there is a safety catch that covers the electrode to avoid cooking a purse, or worse, skin if left in the pocket.

In addition to being a protective case and a stun gun, the case can also reserve up to 10 percent of its own power to use, specifically for the taser portion. The case does have its own battery and the charge reportedly holds up to 20 hours of use.

What prompted such a creation to come into fruition? Founder of Yellow Jacket, Seth Froom recalls a night he was robbed in his own home. He stated he owned a firearm and even a separate taser device, but neither was in his hand the night a gun-toting robber broke into his home.

The only thing in Froom’s hand was his cell phone.

Froom stated that fateful evening “changed” his life. After the event, he began to consider what a majority of individuals always carry that could be easily accessible and used for defense. Cell phones are owned by 91 percent of the U.S. population, of that amount, iPhone owners eclipse around 20 million. Froom’s process of consideration extended the aspect of mixing technology with safety.

The stun gun iPhone case was born.

The device is ready for pre-orders on Yellow Jacket’s website and is expected to release officially in March 2014. Froom witnessed an unbalance in the world of phones and protection. Bigger, stronger and more durable cases arrived and were manufactured to protect a phone from falls and spills.

For the one item most commonly carried, Froom opened an avenue of protection to “combine” phones with a protective element. The stun gun case is legal in 42 of 50 states within the U.S. Curiously, Yellow Jacket does list a price for Europe, but stun guns are illegal in the United Kingdom, as they are labeled as a firearm. Carrying the case could result in a five year punishable offense.

Buyers should keep these facts in mind when purchasing an item from online. The devices require all buyers to be a minimum of 18-years-old and who do not have any felonies. Check local state ordinances to determine if licensure is required, such as a concealed carry permit (CCW), firearms license or if the device can only be used in the home.

Yellow Jacket has delivered a product that provides protection for iPhones and their users with the stun gun case, which packs a near million of voltage power. Interested in this device? Share in the comments.

Angelina Bouc

Sources
Yellow Jacket
Techland
Chron

 

One Response to "Apple iPhone Case Stuns With Nearly a Million Volts (Video)"

  1. J. Albright   January 15, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I wonder if the marketing folks at Yellow Jacket ever asked 1) how is the million volts measured, and 2) how to you stop that amount of voltage from arcing across the electrodes?
    Something is very fishy about this story. The dielectric breakdown strength of dry air is approximately 33,000 volts per centimeter. That means that the electrodes would need to be approximately 11.8 inches apart to prevent arcing on a dry day (and significantly more than a foot apart on a humid day).
    Another issue is modern phones use very high-impedance circuits in an effort to prolong battery life. The downside of high-impedance circuits is that they are far more sensitive to e-field charge proximity. A milion volts may be enough to generate an e-field with the potential to kill the phone, though I am not certain.
    All that aside, you don’t need anywhere near a million volts to stun somebody.
    It seems to me that the marketing department at Yellow Jacket is being less than honest.

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