There’s an iOS accessory for just about everything. I’ve had several iPhone cases that served as wallets, an iPad case that contains a full Bluetooth keyboard, and have seen more bizarre and useful accessories than I could possibly describe. Just when I thought there’s no room for innovation a new device (courtesy OSX Daily) appears: the Yellow Jacket iPhone case.
The Yellow Jacket was inspired by misfortune endured by one of the creators. According to their product video he was the victim of a break in and gunpoint robbery. Unable to defend himself with the firearms he kept in another room, he and his partner set out to develop something that would be both effective and readily used. The Yellow Jacket is just that- a case for a device that for many is almost always on hand that includes a 650,000 volt stun gun. That’s right- the Yellow Jacket has a battery and electrodes allowing you to quickly dispatch an assailant with a debilitating electrical shock.
Should you not need the Yellow Jacket’s offensive capabilities the battery that drives the stun gun can power your iPhone for an additional twenty hours of use, making it even more functional. This functionality does come at a price; the case adds quite a bit of thickness and heft to your iOS device (actual dimensions weren’t listed, but the image illustrates the extra thickness fairly well).
For those of you interested the Yellow Jacket is still in fundraising mode; it’s indegogo campaign has 18 days to go as of this writing and they are still well short of their stated funding goal. I admit it’s not an accessory I would have ever even considered, but the idea has merit. I doubt it’s something I’d rely on, but the core concept is a sound one: my iPhone is often in hand, and almost always on me making it an easy means of carrying and deploying the stun gun. Couple that with the benefit of such a powerful external battery and the potential is obvious.