An energy gauntlet is an advanced portable assault weapon designed by Burling & Mason Technologies. The weapon was still in testing phases when the company ended, and only three prototypes of a special VAPERlite gauntlet were made, which combined the energy gauntlet concept with the versatility of the VAPER.
The energy gauntlet is a special assault glove powered by standard protocells which is capable of emitting energy for use in force protection, crowd control, or administration of lethal force. Various types were designed: taser, sonic, electromagnetic, and incendiary. Only one type - the VAPERlite - was capable of more than one effect; like the VAPER predecessor, the VAPERlite gauntlet required VEC ammunition.
This weapon is not likely to be utilized by anyone who would not have access to rare contraband (a poor person or a scavenger).