Birmingham Live recently reported that a taser designed to look like an iPhone was confiscated from a boy.

iPhone-Shaped Taser

Sutton Coldfield police arrested an individual who was in possession of an iPhone-like taser. The device has the aesthetics of the smartphone, with a side button that provided 650,000 volts of electricity. Councillor Richard Parkin said that it may have been smuggled from the US as an anti-mugging tool. However, non-lethal tasers are considered illegal in the UK, and possession of such a weapon carries a 10-year prison sentence.

Tasers are considered self-defense tools to ward off against criminals and attackers. They typically deliver a non-lethal shock that leaves an assailant unable to move or take action for a minute or so. The report did not include a photo of the confiscated device, although there are several hundred options on popular online marketplaces. It’s also worth noting that 650,000 rated voltage will not be enough to kill.


Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.