By Evan Ackerman
If there’s one thing that a lot of tasers lack, it’s intimidation… see example. Taser International has completely, utterly destroyed this potential problem by developing a taser that can be fired out of a 12 gauge shotgun. The taser shell is fully self contained (no wires) and uses batteries to deliver 20 seconds worth of incapacitating spazz juice.
Now, I don’t know about you, but it takes more than a taser fired out of a shotgun to knock me down. Specifically to address my own personal badassness, Taser International has also developed a Claymore-style area affect taser module that fires not one, not two, but six individual tasers. I know what you’re thinking: six might not be enough to stop me… But you can mount additional units together, “like Legos,” for some serious electropwnage.
There’s nothing funnier than videos of people getting tasered, and Gizmodo has been graced with promotional vids of each system in action:
Oh, and if you’ve got much in the way of personal experience with tasers, we’d love to hear how these two newcomers stack up against the only standbys. Especially on the receiving end. Have fun!