Canes have been a good way to conceal weapons for a long time. Usually, though, it's a blade of some kind in there. Or, maybe the cane itself is your weapon of choice. Either way, it's a trick that's been tested, and proven effective. The Zap Cane, though, may take things a bit too far. And not because it has a flashlight built-in, either.
The Zap Cane does indeed have two secrets in store for those who purchase it (or find themselves on the receiving end of a good strike). The first is a flashlight that's positioned in front of the cane's handle. A good place for it, surely, as it should mean it will be a bit easier for those using it to find what they're looking for, without having to put the cane in awkward positions. But, it's the second secret that actually means the Zap Cane is illegal in several states.
Finding yourself in a precarious situation, the Zap Cane will give you a quick and easy way to get out of it. Just lift the case, put the end of it against an attacker's body, and fire. The result? A million-volt charge sent through the attacker's body. As we mentioned above, the Zap Cane is illegal for someone to own in 8 states: HA, MI, MA, NJ, NY, RI, WI, and PA. However, if you're not in one of those states, then the Zap Cane will cost about $103.
[via Gadget Lab]