Because what better way to answer a call than with 650,000-volts to the side of the head, a young inventor is desperately trying to bring the Yellow Jacket iPhone case to market. In case you couldn't tell because you suck at context clues, it's an iPhone case with an integrated taser (plus extra phone battery!).
Seth Froom came up with the idea for the Yellow Jacket iPhone case after an armed robber broke into his home and took cell phones, laptops and electronic devices from Froom and his friends. In the days following the incident, 23-year-old Froom, a former military police officer, wondered how the situation could have played out differently.
The $125 case for iPhone 4 and 4S comes with a 650k volt stun gun and its own external battery, which provides the added benefit of extending the iPhone's battery life by up to extra 20 hours. In an introductory video, the Yellow Jacket's creators say the device is capable of taking down a "fully grown aggressive adult male." To ensure safety from accidental electronic discharges, the case features a safety switch and rotating electrode cap -- so you don't have to worry about being electronically sedated while on a phone call with your mother.
First of all, having a stun gun would NOT have made that situation play out any differently. Actually, I take that back. If anything, brobro would have lunged at the robber with his taser-phone and gotten shot. No, if you want to send a robber packing, here's what you do: as soon as you realize there's an intruder in your house you yell, at the top of your lungs, "YOU HAVE THREE SECONDS BEFORE I START 'HOME ALONE-ING' YOUR ASS". If that doesn't work tell them you're old, shriveled up prune of a grandpa and like masturbating in front of people.
Promo video including robbery reenactment after the jump.
Thanks to Aaron and francois, who are holding out for iPhone guns. And to Amanda, who agrees the best defense is a strong offense. OMG, yes! I yell at EVERYONE when I'm walking alone at night.