11/09/2010

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief

Video: Turn your iPhone into an ECD?

A viral YouTube video claims to turn your smart phone into a "stun gun"

A new iPhone accessory called STUNFONE claims to “transform your iPhone into a stun gun.” A video posted to YouTube says that all you have to do is connect the device to your power connection and hold down both volume buttons.

“The STUNFONE has a voltage of about 90,000 volts when the battery is charged and the Bluetooth is disabled,” says the inventor, who then proceeds to shock his friend with the device.

The video is almost definitely a spoof, but according to the unofficial Apple Weblog, setting up a stun gun to be triggered by the volume buttons isn’t entirely impossible, but it would require an additional power source.

 

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Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 800 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA). Even in his "spare" time, he is active in his support for the law enforcement community, contributing his time and talents toward police-related charitable events as well as participating in force-on-force training, search-and-rescue training, and other scenario-based training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.

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