In a competitive market for protective smartphone cases, there is one that stands out as a real "stunner."
The Yellow Jacket case conceals "a loud, bright high voltage stun gun that produces a painful 'sting,'" according to its website.
Yellow Jacket's co-founder, Seth Froom, demonstrates how to properly discharge the stun gun in a YouTube video.
The hard plastic phone case also houses a rechargeable battery and could appeal to those who are worried about their iPhones being stolen or those who already carry a stun gun.
Currently, the Yellow Jacket is only available for iPhone 4/4S phones and sells for $139.99. However, the website offers a place to sign up for updates about the case's availability for newer model smartphones such as the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy and HTC Evo—plus other devices like the Galaxy Note and iPad.
In May, the Anne Arundel County Council made the electronic control devices, more commonly known as stun guns, legal for those 18 and older who undergo a criminal background check and receive training. A Maryland law passed in 2009 allows stun guns, but several jurisdictions have upheld bans on the devices, including Harford, Howard and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City and Annapolis.
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