iPhone Case with Built-In Stun Gun Hopes to Deter the Theft of New iPhones

[ABC News]

YellowJacket iPhone Case

Apple is set to release later this week what it is calling the most forward-thinking smartphone, and one that also addresses one of the biggest issues facing users — smartphone thefts that have come to be called Apple picking.

Apple itself has beefed up security with a fingerprint sensor and some new software features that makes it harder for a thief to use a stolen phone, but Louisiana-based YellowJacket has a deterrent with a bit more sting.

That idea? An iPhone 5S case with a stun gun.

Concealed in the YellowJacket’s $140 case is a built-in battery-powered stun gun that produces what the company describes as a “painful sting.” Charge the case and press the activation button and you are able to shoot 650 kilovolts of electricity through someone’s body. The case, which has been available for the iPhone 4 and 4S, is going to be available for the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S in a couple of weeks for pre-order and then will ship in time for the holidays, according to company’s co-founder and president Seth Froom.


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