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iPhone Stun Gun Causes Buzz

The case that can protect you

By Scott Budman
|  Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013  |  Updated 8:37 AM PDT
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NBC Bay Area's Business and Technology Reporter Scott Budman examines an iPhone case that doubles as a stun gun.

NBC Bay Area's Business and Technology Reporter Scott Budman examines an iPhone case that doubles as a stun gun.

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iPhone thefts are up. What to do to protect your investment?

Well, sure, you can be careful and keep it in your pocket or purse while you're out, or you can arm yourself.

Yellow Jacket makes an iPhone case that actually doubles as a stun gun. If someone tries to take your phone with force, you can fight back with a lot of voltage, and a painful sting. Ninety-nine dollars gets you a Yellow Jacket - available in several colors - now for the iPhone 4 and 4S, soon for the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4.

Is it a good idea? We spoke to iPhone users in Silicon Valley, and they say yes, although it is thick. Police officers are a bit less thrilled with the idea, telling us your best bet is actually to remain vigilant and, yes, keep your phone hidden if you sense a sketchy situation.

It's a case causing a lot of buzz.

Scott is on Twitter: @scottbudman

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