No-Contact Jacket keeps hands off

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It looks like an ordinary and somewhat ugly gray nylon anorak. But deep within the plastic recesses of the No-Contact Jacket is a 9 volt battery powering 80,000 volts of electricity that, at the flick of a switch in the outer left sleeve, will poleax anybody foolish enough to have their hands on you. (Snug within its rubberized interior, you are perfectly fine.) Costs around £500, which, if you’re a single girl out after dark, may be a perfectly acceptable expense. [GT]

No-Contact Jacket [via Wired]

Gabrielle Taylor