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There are plenty of cases that will protect your iPhone from just about anything, but how many will protect you?

The Yellow Jacket is a case for the iPhone 4 and 4S that doubles as a 650,000-volt stun gun to ward off the dangers of society. They are currently running a campaign on indiegogo.com for funding and have a myriad of options for the early investors; they normally retail for $125, but you can get the Early Bird special for $85, your choice of color (currently black, white, or pink).

The idea behind the product is to put a defense tool on something that you already have on you at all times. There are plenty of people with pepper spray or a Taser in a purse or on keys or sitting useless in a drawer at home, but that does no good when a surprise attack happens. I’d say they made a pretty safe assumption that you will have your phone handy almost all of the time.

But how smart is it to place a 650,000-volt weapon next to your face when having a quick chat? Luckily, the case has a couple of safety features to prevent accidental misfires. A rotating electrode-cap blocks off the dangerous part until needed and a safety switch disables the device. The team claims that in less than a second, both of these features can be disabled and ready to take on an assailant.

Read more at PCWorld
View the campaign Here

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