The Washington Times - January 8, 2008, 11:27PM

\ That’s right — Taser International has rolled out a music-playing holster with a 1 Gigabyte hard drive. The personal safety company, whose clients include law enforcement and consumers alike, says it’s doing everything it can to make its products convenient and appealing to customers. And that’s not all: The Taser C2 device is now available in a leopard print pattern, which I’ve captured below. The holster goes for $79.95 and the newly decorated Taser is $379.95. \

\ Tasers deliver a shock lasting 30 seconds and can be used up to 15 feet away. As some of you might recall, the device has been in the news recently as a result of a few highly publicized deaths associated with the use of Tasers. To address the negative publicity, the company has designed a 27-minute infomercial to educate consumers that will start airing in February. In addition, the company no longer relies on retailers to do background checks and has implemented a new system, CheckLok, that requires consumers to go online to register and activate their Taser as well as undergo a background check. \


\ (If you’re not into leopard print, the company offers red-hot red and fashion pink — both of which are slightly less at $349.95.)\

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\ — Kara Rowland, business reporter, The Washington Times \