Watch Moby Get Jolted with Electric Shock on Stage

I always imagined being jolted with electric shock would mean a big spectacle filled with lassos of hair rising lightning bolts. In reality, it probably looks like what happened to Moby: slow realization, confusion and then...collapse. » 6/07/11 4:40pm 6/07/11 4:40pm

Oregon Man Used an Electric Dog Collar to Shock His Kids "Because He…

Salem, Oregon resident Todd Marcum, whose name we will use repeatedly because of the nature of his crime, has been arrested for maliciously abusing his four young children with an electric dog collar. » 5/08/09 2:20am 5/08/09 2:20am

Lightning Review: Datel Wildfire, PS3 Dual Shock Alternative

The Gadget: Datel Wildfire, the first third-party PlayStation 3 controller to support a combination of Bluetooth, rumble and tilt sensitivity. » 4/15/09 3:40pm 4/15/09 3:40pm

Shock Safe Delivers a Jolt to Would-Be Thieves

I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that no one wants your old baseball cards enough to warrant securing them in a safe that delivers electric shocks to people. » 12/15/08 11:15am 12/15/08 11:15am

Innovations in Visualizer Technology: Electroshock Your Face

Sure, iTunes' new visualizer » 10/25/08 12:45pm 10/25/08 12:45pm is pretty, but you can't compete with the visceral, hypnotizing weirdness of Daito Manabe's facial electric stimulus. He tapes electric stimulators, looking like the same type used for electroshock therapy, , and syncs them with his music so his involuntary facial contortions match up…

Lipstick Stun Gun Comes In One Shade: Frazzled 'Nads

Forget DIY camera stun guns: they're just a stunt. If you want real pocket protection, these charmingly disguised stun guns can deliver 350,000 volts of agony to an assailant. Will they think it looks like you're just brandishing a tube of lippy at them? Probably not an experiment to try. They have an LED flashlight… » 4/08/08 8:19am 4/08/08 8:19am

PSPs For Assholes Hold a Shocking Secret

The gadgets you see above may look like your average Chinese knock-offs, but they hold a most shocking secret. They don't play video games or MP3s, but you would be forgiven if you thought as much. You would not be forgiven if you picked one of these bad boys up, as they'd shock the bejeezus out of you—literally. » 12/30/07 10:30am 12/30/07 10:30am

Shocking Stapler

Ensure that nobody ever borrows your stapler again with this real-looking Shocking Stapler. It's even colored red like Milton's, which means your co-workers are all the more tempted to grab for it as they drop by unannounced while you're trying to get some work done. » 4/20/07 8:00pm 4/20/07 8:00pm

Shocking Alarm Clock

We've featured a bunch of alarm clocks over the years, but this one seems to be one that'll either wake you up fast or you'll smash it against the wall on the second day. On the surface it looks like a regular old school alarm clock, but when you reach over to shut it off it gives you an electric shock. » 3/21/07 5:00pm 3/21/07 5:00pm

Shock Ball Takes Hot Potato to a New Level

Unless you are playing hot potato with a flaming tennis ball, then you aren't playing hard enough. And if that flaming tennis ball is a bit too much, then the Shock Ball may be more of your liking. Charge up the ball and begin tossing it around. The Shock Ball has contact points all over and a timer that will send… » 3/08/07 5:15pm 3/08/07 5:15pm

Pikashoes: Lightning Power at Last

In Gizmodo's unending quest to become a team of supervillians superheroes, we've come across the Pikashoe. As my pea brain understands the science, the shoe sends low voltage negative ions somewhat safely through your body to the ground. But if you touch someone who is uncharged, ZAP, they are toast. » 11/26/06 4:30pm 11/26/06 4:30pm

Tazer Gloves: DIY and Fight Crime for $20

We'd all like to be superheroes, but none of us are getting any stronger by sitting our asses in front of our beautiful, baby blog. That's ok — you can follow this tutorial to make your own Tazer gloves for $20 dollars worth of rubber gloves, tin foil, some AA batteries, and a disposable camera.… » 7/20/06 6:02pm 7/20/06 6:02pm

Shocking Lie Detector

Hide this Shocking Lie Detector from your wife, or the next time she asks you where you were until 2am, that "I was working late Honey" is going to cost you all the feeling in your fingers. » 5/07/06 5:00pm 5/07/06 5:00pm


Need training against a knife but don't want to look like Zsasz from Batman? Use the Shocknife, which looks like a knife, hurts like a knife, but doesn't cut your skin. With up to 7,500 volts but less than 1 milliamp, the Shocknife provides law enforcement and self defense classes real world experience with bladed… » 5/06/06 3:00am 5/06/06 3:00am

Motion Sickness Wristwatch

Not a fan of vomiting? Cruise goers (cruisineers?) can now use a wristwatch-like band that dispenses gentle shocks to your arm in order to trick your inner-ear into thinking you're on solid land. » 4/24/06 11:46pm 4/24/06 11:46pm