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Here's a shocker: Electric blue Taser on the market

Right on the heels of <a href="http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-news/?p=1201" title="Are women (and men) tech users swayed by aesthetics?" target="_blank">my last post about aesthetically pleasing gadgets</a> is a news story from last month about fashionable Tasers. See the Reuters' article: "<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN1535826020070815" title="Eye-catching Tasers" target="_blank">Eye-catching new Taser sparks controversy</a>."

Right on the heels of my last post about aesthetically pleasing gadgets is a news story from last month about fashionable Tasers. See the Reuters' article: "Eye-catching new Taser sparks controversy."

Here's the lowdown:

It resembles a hand-held electric razor and is available in metallic pink, electric blue, titanium silver and black pearl. But it gives out a 50,000-volt jolt that short-circuits brain signals and momentarily incapacitates.

Meet the sleek new C2 stun gun from Taser International in Scottsdale, a controversial device aimed mainly at women consumers that has sparked widespread concern among U.S. law enforcement and human rights groups.

So, what makes these Tasers better than the regular old Tasers? They're pretty! Now I can look good AND zap anyone who tries to steal my uber-cool tech gadgets!

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

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