Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Stunningly Bad Idea

An iPhone cover that turns into a stun gun. ok. Am I the only person who thinks this is a little...crazy.

Short version of the story: After an Army Reservist was attacked in his home, he created a cover for his iPhone which will send a 650K volt of electricity at someone. But could that someone

See, here is my problem. At any given time of the day, let's just say in NYC, there are thousands of idiots walking down the street with an iPhone to their ear, aware of nothing going on around them. Again, at any given time of the day, a bad guy AKA an evildoer, grabs the iPhone out of the idiots hand and runs away. Now if the idiot had the stun gun cover and tried to get back his phone, the bad guy AKA evildoer, could use the stun gun on ...the idiot.

Can't wait for the first lawsuit to come out of that sequence of events. Not to mention another one the first time someone zaps his own ear with it.

This cover is not yet into production, they are still trying to raise funding for it...quite ingeniously, on the internet. It will cost $125. There is no doubt in my mind, this will be a huge success. The marketing video for the Yellow Jacket has the co-founder relating his personal experience of being accosted and though having firearms and a stun gun in his home...he was helpless because they were not at arm's reach.

It all sounds great until you think of just how many people in reality may be carrying around these mini-stun guns. There are a lot of crazy people out there and you know they will be the first in line to buy them. And how about when they start showing up in places they would normally be airplanes, courthouses or other sensitive areas. Won't that be fun.

The Yellow Jacket website contains all the suitable cautions and disclaimers, but I can't help but think it will only take one malfunction or incident where someone is tasered by accident, for the lawmakers to introduce a law to ban them.

Will it be something both sides of the aisle can agree on?
Well, that would be a shock.

And that's the latest...buzzzzz.

1 comment:

  1. Well, luckily tasers are illegal in NYC - probably for just such scenarios outlined above. Though I am getting an iPhone ...