New iPhone case houses a stun gun for self defense

Casey Young, Casey's Corner, Consider This
November 7, 2013

Every girl knows the feeling of walking alone and feeling unsafe.  Although Slippery Rock University is a very safe campus, one should always be prepared.  Yellow Jacket now makes a case for iPhone 4 and 4S that has a hidden stun gun amongst its features.

I believe that everyone should take precautions in life.  Do what makes you feel safe.  If you want to walk with a whistle on your keys, that is what works for you.  I like the idea of a stun gun on an iPhone case for safety, however, I do not know how practical it is.  For starters, the case itself has a hefty price tag of $100.  Although a competing OtterBox case could range from $50 to $100, most people just do not want to spend that much money for a phone case.  Yes, the Yellow Jacket case hides a stun gun, but how handy would this really be in times of need?

Navigating the Yellow Jacket website, I found the case has some safety features to prevent a person from accidentally stunning themselves.  It has and electrode cover, a safety switch, and an activation button that will only register when touching flesh.  It seems like the case would prevent accidental discharge, but what about when it is needed?  It seems that the case could come in handy when there is a minute to spare before an attack of some sort, however, I believe all the safety features may not be perfect for fast action moments.

All in all, the case is a really interesting gadget.  It would give people, especially girls, peace of mind whenever they feel unsafe.  If you have the money and the desire for a protective iPhone case, extra battery life, and a stun gun, you are the perfect candidate for the Yellow Jacket case.  The case will also be available for iPhone 5C and 5S models before the holidays, according to president Seth Froom. I may have my doubts about the product; however, many people are giving really good feedback after their purchase.  It seems to me, it is a good product for a specific customer.  I will just not be one.

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