The Music Playing Taser?

from the don't-mp3-me,-bro dept

Engadget and Gizmodo are shoveling post after post on this week's CES (aren't they supposed to help us cut through all the noise, rather than adding to it?) and it occurred to me that it makes almost no sense for anyone to launch new consumer electronics products this week. There's no way to stand out against the zillion other product releases. Even if you can get a post on one of the gadget blogs, you're probably off of the front page in 30 seconds or so. However, one way to stand out and get some attention is to come up with what may be the most ridiculous combination of gadgets out there: a taser holster that includes a 1GB mp3 player. I'm not quite sure what this is saying? Are police officers supposed to be enjoying their tunes as they tase someone into submission? And I'm not even going to touch on the fact that the latest Taser devices are now available in stylish leopard print skins. There's been a ton of controversy over just how dangerous taser devices really are... and their response is to offer an MP3 player and more stylish devices? Seems like a bit of a disconnect.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 9:00pm

    No kidding. Those idiots at Engadget have spammed my reader with more than 400 items in the last day and I haven't cared about a single fucking one. Do I really need to know about the latest idiotic cell phone THE MOMENT THEY LOOK AT IT? No.

     

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    drkkgt, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 9:31pm

    you know what they will have playing

    "bad boys, bad boys...."

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 9:38pm

    Dance

    Cop with mp3 taser: "I said dance, boy! You need another jolt or what?"

     

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    Able-X, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 9:39pm

    weapons

    I guess this just falls in line with the pink handguns. Makes about as much sense.

     

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    Matt, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 11:06pm

    Not for police

    These are not "police" tasers they are designed for personal protection like stun guns. Its silly still but hey it's a way to get noticed.

     

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    bayareaguy, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 11:28pm

    If it had a good speaker...

    ... it could be used to read people their rights in languages the cops don't understand.

    Avete la destra rimanere silenziosi. Qualche cosa che diciate possiate e siate usati contro di voi in una corte di legge. Avete la destra parlare ad un avvocato ed avere un avvocato presente durante affatto l'interrogazione. Se non potete permettersi un avvocato, uno sarĂ  fornito per voi a spesa di governo.

     

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    Ian, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 11:33pm

    Leopard Print Taser

    I just want to clarify that the leopard print TASER and the MP3 playing holster are for civilians, not for Law Enforcement. You need to do more research when you are trying to slam the police.

     

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    Ian, Jan 7th, 2008 @ 11:33pm

    Leopard Print Taser

    I just want to clarify that the leopard print TASER and the MP3 playing holster are for civilians, not for Law Enforcement. You need to do more research when you are trying to slam the police.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 1:16am

      Re: Leopard Print Taser

      First of all, Ian, you only need to submit a comment once. (now matter how upset you are)

      Second, no one's "slamming" the police. You just don't seem to recognize humor. Maybe you need a browser that can highlight it for you. (more humor... such a thing does not actually exist)

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 5:51am

        Re: Re: Leopard Print Taser

        Humor? Yeah if that is what it is called.

         

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          4-80-sicks, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 6:50am

          Re: Re: Re: Leopard Print Taser

          Humor? Yeah if that is what it is called.

          What does this mean? Are you trying to make a point? I don't understand what you are saying. Maybe it makes sense in your head, but if you're going to put it up for other people to read, could you please be more clear? Thanks! :)

           

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            Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 9:58am

            Re: Re: Re: Re: Leopard Print Taser

            I fail to see the humor in Mike's comments. Those are stupid products, but they are not meant for the police. Do I need to spell it out any clearer for you? N-O-T F-U-N-N-Y

             

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    Paul`, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 1:10am

    Just target the horrible brutality and corruption next time then?

     

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    Bob, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 5:17am

    Zap-fizzle

    I hope for self protection, that this device's battery system has better separation than the Boeing 787's network. You could be jamming to Inner Circle and get attacked and the tazer doesn't have enough power to zap the perp. A sad day indeed!

     

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    Danny, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 6:17am

    I call dibs...

    on a Taser that says, "I'm Rick James, bitch." when I tase someone.

     

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    JustMatt, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 10:04am

    Re: Ian

    Nah, that is a problem with Mike's comment system. If you reload the page after submitting a comment, instead of using the link provided to return to the article, it submits the comment again.

     

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    Glenn, Jan 8th, 2008 @ 10:25am

    Taser for women

    1. I think it's cool
    2. I would consider for my girlfriend
    3. It's a single shot model (one shot included, additional 'shots' are sold separately), and they send you a free replacement if you use it in a scenario that results in a police report.
    4. Including something people might use like an mp3 player might get broader penetration than the actual device would otherwise achieve.
    5. I have no affiliation with Taser; i'm just a geek at heart, possibly with bad taste.

    Cheers.

     

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    Ken, Jan 9th, 2008 @ 1:49pm

    I think that this is a great idea but...

    It needs some refinement. They need to make the taser deliver the shock to the beat of the music.

    (Ok punk, don't make me use the Metallica!)

     

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    Marissa(MommyGuns), Feb 27th, 2008 @ 7:20pm

    That is right on,like is this something I can buy.I got the Taserm18L.It's sweet.I'm way to into taser's I want the military style ones man that shoot like 30 rounds that's what I'm talking about(lil sexyakaMommy Guns)

     

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    MommyGuns, Feb 27th, 2008 @ 7:24pm

    I want a music playing taser!I want a music playing taser!what's up people what else man can I get a taser to like do some really freaky sounds to scare the hell out of someone like my Mom screaming or somethin

     

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