Taser touts MP3 player that's a real shock to the system
Make my day, punk
CES If you feel the lusting eyes of robbers every time you publicly adjust your iPod Touch, then American company Taser International looks set to stun you with its latest offering.
The firm is displaying a leopard skin-effect covered taser, dubbed the C2, at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, which features an optional 1GB Music Player Holster (MPH).
One for the ladies. Or, on second thoughts, maybe not
While the C2 is your standard electrical shocker, the MPH pouch incorporates its own MP3 player, meaning you will always be able to get a seat on the tube or quickly reach the front of the queue in any coffee shop while listening to your music.
Although a mere gigabyte of storage is somewhat disheartening for any diehard portable music player fan, the good news is that it should serve you well as a temporary replacement to, say, an iPod Touch if you’re intending on drunkenly walking home from the pub.
The C2 Taser's musical pouch
The company’s CEO Rick Smith claims that both the, ahem, funkier Taser design and the MPH are the result of it listening to its customers, because “personal protection can be both fashionable and functionable”.
The C2 Taser and MPH will be available from Taser International’s website in March, priced at $380 (£190/€260) and $72 (£36/€58) respectively. European prices haven’t been released yet.
This is a good idea
I actually think this is a good idea. With proper training, sensible user background checks and the like, violent crimes could be cut simply by providing an unpleasant deterrent. Yes, it *seems* unpleasant because, after all, aren't we intelligent and civilised beings? Well, Reg. readers may be but the average yob on the street isn't, thats for sure, and I have yet to see any useful crime-cutting initiatives out there. Yes the possibility remains that 'orrible youfs (or is it youves?) may get their hands on the iTaser. Well, they already have knives and guns so that's a step in the right direction, IMO.
I hope it's well insulated...
I'd be worried about a device that can pump out 50,000 V at one end while you have the other end plugged into your ears!
Best not use it when it's raining, eh?
"Danger! High Voltage!"
Well... Electric Six have already produced the perfect track...
...that is all...