Got a stun gun in your handbag yet?

The Zoook Safety Baton, disguised as a torch, is a perfectly legal self-defence device

Pepper spray might just be passé. Here's your new weapon - for self-defence, of course.

The Zoook Moto69 Rechargeable 3-in-1 Safety Baton is a flashlight that doubles up as a stun gun with a powerful laser. It looks like your normal household flashlight, making it discreet and easy to carry. The full-aluminium non-slip grip body ensures a comfortable and safe grip.

However, come the time to put it to its real use (we trust you to be discerning - this is not a party trick, mind you), the double prongs in the front of the device can fire two simultaneous sparks loud enough to scare an assailant by the sound alone. These dual sparks can be seen, heard and yes, even felt by your attacker. While we'd recommend you keep this away from children or drunk adults, there's a safety case and safety on/off switch to prevent accidental discharge, though. Included is a convenient charging cord, plugging to the back of the stun gun whenever required and a nylon holster too.

Does the Zoook Rechargeable Safety Baton kill? No, it only momentarily stuns and disables, making it, ironically, one of the most attacker-friendly options. If you're into exploring dark alleys or live in a secluded area, we'd recommend this flashlight-cum-stun gun at ₹995. You'll find it on