Pepper spray is one of the best tools for self defense when being mugged, or worse, by a criminal. However, it’s one of those things that you won’t always have on you, especially if you’re not a female who carries a purse.

Luckily, Swiss manufacturer Piexon has developed the new Smartguard case for the iPhone 4/4S that combines a can of pepper spray right on an iPhone case, leaving it always at your disposal…

The Smartguard case is molded in hard plastic and has a spot on the side for the canister of pepper spray to lock-in. This will allow you to quickly access the pepper spray in an emergency situation. It will also ensure you don’t accidentally discharge the canister in your pocket.

While pepper spray is legal in all 50 states, the Smartguard case might cause you some problems in Michigan or Maryland. In Michigan, a can of pepper spray with over a 2 percent oleoresin capsicum concentration (which this canister has) is considered illegal, while in Maryland you’ll need a special firearms license to carry it. It’d also be worth noting that this isn’t something you’d want to carry into an airport, because pepper spray is considered to be a weapon by the TSA.

Pepper spray shouldn’t be considered a toy whatsoever, seeing as it can cause some serious discomfort. If you have children, this would certainly be something you’d want to keep away from them.

Retailer Sabre Red carries the Smartguard case for $34.99.

Would you and your iPhone feel safer with the Smartguard case?

[AppAdvice via Cult of Mac]

  • Pepperspray yourself in the face, there’s a case for that.

  • Iv’e been looking for a way to keep my lad’s grubby fingers off my iPhone. Android Lock just isn’t cutting the mustard these days lol.

  • Anonymous

    Would be nice if the canister was flat an squared, and on the back some how instead of a big round can on the side of your phone.lol. Guess you’d have to order that special can for replacement, but then again, how often does one run out of and refill a cab of pepper spray.lol.

  • Great Idea!

  • Kok Hean

    Possession of devices like the pepper spray is considered illegal in Singapore…

    “Today, two female teenagers have been arrested for possession of pepper spray bottles disguised as iPhone cases. Police are currently investigating the source of the pepper spray cases.”

  • This is a very smart self-defense tool especially for women from Swiss manufacturer Piexon. I want to add this security feature on my phone, so that I can walk safely to my home after my night shifts.