Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Car key spy cam takes car keying to a whole new level

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

These spy cameras are getting better, smaller and cheaper as each day goes by. Besided mounting them on a radio controlled vehicle, the practical use of these devices always seem to be a bit shady, but that doesn’t make them less awesome for us gadget freaks. The latest Sound Activated Car Key Mini Camera Mini DV Support 16 TF Card (Black) is especially hard to identify as a camera and records video in 720×480 with 30 frames per second. Like many other spycams, this is probably upscaled from 640×480, but video quality is still quite impressive for a gadget that costs only $17.77/€13.97 with free worldwide shipping. Expect more videos of things people don’t want to have recorded to hit the net soon. Video made by a similar cam after the break.

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Three cheap LED video lights shipping at DealExtreme

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Those of you who love to make videos know how hard it is to shoot in low light conditions. Luckily, DealExtreme just added three low cost LED video lights to their product catalogue. They can all be mounted on a regular hot shoe or a tripod, so you could use them with most camcorders and dSLR cameras. The one on the left is the 2*AA Powered 35-LED 5000-6000K Video Light for Camcorder and costs $29.84/€22.02. The next one is the 36-LED Rechargeable 5500K Video Light for Camcorder (100~240V) that goes for $33.51/€24.73. Unfortunately, it comes with a 3-pin adapter, so those who don’t live in the UK will need to buy this adapter if you live in a country with US plugs or this adapter if you live somewhere else in Europe. Finally, there is the 4*AA Powered 30-LED Video Light for Camcorder on the right with a price tag of $32.83/€24.23.  This one doesn’t come with a with a mounting platform, so those with a camera without hot shoe are out of luck. I decided to order the last one, so expect a review and videos as soon as it arrives.

Spy Gadget Week – #4: GSM Cell Phone Watch

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Spies don’t call their GSM Spy Bug using a Nokia 3310, they need a more elegant device. Something that doesn’t scream ‘HEY, DON’T WORRY I’M JUST CALLING MY GSM SPY BUG’ and matches their black dinner jackets. This Mind Blowing Cell Phone Watch in Stainless Steel (yes, that’s really what our friends from Chinavasion named it) seems to be up to the task. Besides the obvious phone functionality, this cell phone watch has a camera, a 1.5″ touchscreen, a mini SD-slot and supports GPRS web browsing, MP4 playback and Bluetooth connectivity. Quite impressive for a device that fits on your wrist and only costs $145.63/€102.43. Unfortunately, this watch doesn’t come a built in laser cutter or remote detonater, although you probably don’t have a license to kill either. Video after the break.

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Spy Gadget Week – #7: Wireless Spy Necktie Camera

Monday, August 10th, 2009

This week, it’s Spy Gadget Week. Find out which 7 gadgets are best to get started on your top secret mission.

Spy cams are a dime a dozen these days, but most of the cams just aren’t up to the task of top secret spy work. Most common are those cams disguised as a pen. Problem is, who still uses pen and paper in this era of wireless multi-touchscreen keyboard devices? Nobody. So the last time I saw somebody grabbing his pen, I quickly landed a right hook the jaw. Ain’t nobody spying on me, kid.

Another spycam is disguised as a pink lighter. Besides the fact that no spy wants to be seen with such a cheap looking lighter, what will you do if somebody asks you to light a cigarette? Bad idea.

Then, there is this Belt Buckle Spy Camera. This shouldn’t even be called a spy cam. Real spies don’t film crotches, perverts do.

So finally, I came across this Wireless Spy Necktie Camera with Portable Receiver. I wasn’t really convinced by the Necktie Camera ultil I saw that photo. You just know that guy isn’t a spy. But he is. And that’s what spying is all about.

Find out tomorrow which spy device takes up spot number 6.

Spy cams are a dime a dozen these days, but most of the cams just aren’t up to the task of top secret spy work. Most common are those
(http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11461~r.76585803)cams disguised as a pen. Problem is, who still uses pen and paper in this era of wireless multi-
touchscreen keyboard devices? Nobody. So the last time I saw somebody grabbing his pen, I quickly landed a right hook the jaw. Ain’t nobody spying on me,
kid.
Another spycam is disguised as a http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.26932 pink lighter. Besides the fact that no spy wants to be seen with such a cheap looking lighter, what will you do if somebody asks you to light a cigarette? Tell ‘em it doesn’t work? They will tell you to throw the $1 lighter away or want
to try it for themselves. Bad idea.
Then, there is this Belt Buckle Spy Camera. This shouldn’t even be called a spy cam. Real spies don’t film crotches, perverts do.
So finally, I came across this Necktie Camera. I wasn’t really convinced by the Necktie Camera ultil I saw that photo. You just know that guy isn’t a spy.
But he is. And that’s what spying is all about.