NEW YORK -

A new iPhone case can be used to not just protect your phone but protect you.

The case by Spraytect is one-of-a-kind with built-in pepper spray.

The case, currently available for iPhone 4 and 4S, has a special loading mechanism and custom canisters, allowing anyone equipping it to enter self-defense mode in an instant.

The founder of Spraytect, Scott McPherson, thought of the idea as something "socially acceptable" his daughter could carry while alone in a strange city. The case costs $40 and comes in several different colors.

Watch the video below for a demonstration of how the case works.

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