When you were a kid, the rule when it came to Nerf guns was simple: The bigger the better. As proven by models like the N-Strike CS-6, Band of Brothers rules are in effect when defending the front lawn on the culs-de-sac. With age comes an appreciation of subtlety: good books, a nice sunset, or a pocketable Nerf blaster that lets you sneak up on the unsuspecting.
That seems to be the idea behind the new N-Strike Elite Pocketstrike, a single-shot Nerf blaster about the size of an iPhone. Its diminutive shape means it’s easy to hide in pants pocket or a purse on approach to your ill-fated target. The price is small too. It costs $8.