This lightweight, double-barreled .380 pocket pistol is already making waves on the internet, and it hasn’t even entered its production phase. It is called the Ideal Conceal, and it’s most notable characteristic is that it looks almost exactly like a cell phone.
“The unrivaled Ideal Conceal pistol is a carefully engineered double barreled derringer,” stated its creators on theirwebsite. “Cunningly designed to look like a smartphone when folded up, one click of the safety and you’re ready to go. This product is a defensive weapon designed with the utmost safety in mind.”
The designers of the Ideal Conceal argue that since smartphones are nearly ubiquitous in modern life, there is simply no better item for a pocket pistol to masquerade as. This makes sense, especially as phones are commonly clipped to belts or carried in pockets and purses. In addition to being inconspicuous, phones are generally kept close to hand and are readily accessible. The Ideal Conceal is not the first idea to capitalize on this—some other products, such as the ABDO, also imitates a smartphone carrying case.