Yellow Jacket iPhone case doubles as a stun gun

Credit: Yellow Jacket
Credit: Yellow Jacket

After being robbed in his native Louisiana, Seth Froom vowed it would not happen again. The result was the Yellow Jacket iPhone case, an inbuilt stun gun that can deliver a 650,000-volt shock and liberate us all from the threat of street crooks.

Now on release with $250,000 worth sold, Froom, 24, told us all about it.

Q: Will I be able to destroy my enemies with this?

A: It’s not going to kill anyone, it’s designed as a defense weapon. Apply it to the torso and it buys you time to get away. The attacker will be incapacitated for up to a minute, depending on how long it is applied for and if the attacker has narcotics in their system.

Q: Must be quite a long instruction manual?

A: It’s pretty straightforward – check the safety, press the button, back away. I wouldn’t advise using it against someone with a gun.

Q: Have you been shocked with it?

A: Yes, everyone in the company has – it’s a burning, stinging sensation but you’re back to normal pretty soon.

Q: What’s next, flamethrower iPads?

A: We will continue to make more powerful stun guns but want to stay with non- lethal solutions. I want to stay out of the gun market.

Q: What does the NRA [National Rifle Association] think?

A: I’m not sure but there’s been a positive response from dealers and gun stores. Also, customers say it’s been a great last line of defense for them, particularly women and students.

Q: What? Are you not worried about drunken students rampaging on ‘shocking’ sprees?

A: This isn’t the most effective way to do damage, there are other weapons for that.


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