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Tag Archives: jammers

Yapper Zapper Can Bring About Silence, Steep Fines

By David Ponce

Well this is one of those use-at-your-own-risk sort of devices. The Yapper Zapper is a cell phone jammer that blocks GSM, CDMA, DCS, PHS and 3G signals up to 10 meters (30 feet). It works continuously on a single charge for up to 2 hours and is about the size of a chunky cell phone itself. Put it in your pocket during a movie screening and… well, you get what this does. Or a commute to work. Or a meal. The places where something like this would be a godsend are almost endless.

Sadly a device like this is illegal in most jurisdictions we can think of, while incessant yammering in inappropriate places is not. We’re not even certain you’d be able to get this shipped to you. But it will cost you $109 to try.

[ Yapper Zapper ] VIA [ The Red Ferret Journal ]

Exhibitors Ahoy: Buy The TV-B-Gone-B-Gone Now!

By David Ponce

Yeah, that’s two “B-Gone’s”… As in this little $19 device will jam any TV-B-Gones in the vicinity and allow your underpants to remain unbunched should pranksters abound. As in the TV-B-Gone will B Gone… Get it? And if you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the skinny. There’s a product out there called a TV-B-Gone (don’t want to say that word ever again…). It’ll quickly cycle through most televisions’ IR codes while sending the command to turn it off. That means you can turn off almost any television you come across. Nifty little device, unless of course you use it for evil (or hilarity, depending on your viewpoint) like Gizmodo did a while back at CES. Oh the bricks that were pooped over that incident…

In any case, it “works with almost all IR controlled devices by corrupting IR data from the six commonly used transmission frequencies.” And yes, it also means that while your TV will be protected from being turned off, it’ll also not respond to your own remote… Kind of makes you wonder if you couldn’t just put some tape over the IR receiver…

[ IR Jammer Kit ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]