Our editors have compiled a list of the “Top 10 Strangest (or coolest) Spy Gadgets” for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites?
10. Motion Detector Telephone
Home security becomes less of a chore with the TeleSpy Motion Activated Intrusion System. If the built-in sensor detects movement, the phone will automatically call a preset number, allowing you to listen in for 30 seconds through its amplified microphone.
The passive infrared sensor detects changes in the room’s heat due to occupant’s movement. The detection range is about 30 feet long and the width is about 20 feet. It will then create about 45 degree wedge beyond the sensor origin
9. CJAM 1000 Portable Cell Phone Jammer
Designed for government use, the CJAM 1000 is a portable device that can jam cell phones, Wi-Fi, or any other microwave frequency within a 1km range. A biometric fingerprint reader ensures maximum security. Practical applications include disaster communication, electronic theft denial, cellular triggered bomb defeat, and site control.
The CJAM 1000 using our antenna technology ‘Beams’ the jamming signal into the area of control while allowing for the use of communication in those areas which are not of concern.
8. Tiny CMOS Camera
SuperCircuits has beaten their own “Guiness World Record” with the PC208 Mini CMOS Camera. Measuring less than 1/3-inch square, it’s smaller than a dime and requires only a 1/16-inch hole to look through. It features a 55 degree FOV, 1/4-inch color CMOS chip, 380 lines, 1.5 Lux resolution, and comes with plug-and-play cables. Overall, the PC208 is quite an impressive camera given its size, and the $150 price tag isn’t bad either. [Source]
7. CP-1 USB Spy Mouse
Keep a close ear on your computer with the CP-1. Hidden inside this otherwise normal looking mouse is a condenser microphone – capable of picking up on any nearby conversations. It measures 53 x 95 x 35 mm and weighs just 75g.
CP-1 keeps on transmitting until PC is switched on. Once you switch off the PC, CP-1 continues recording
6. The Pen Scanner
At $300, the Planon DocuPen RC800 is a new pen-sized scanner with 8MB of internal memory — good for use on classified documents. There’s also a built-in microSD card slot for memory expansion. Files are easily transferred via USB. [Source]
5. 80,000 Volt Electric Suitcase
Keep all your secret documents safe with this shocking suitcase — 80,000 volts to be exact. The electric shock alarm is activated at the push of a button via remote control. A built-in secondary 107db alarm keeps would be thieves away. Available in brown or black colors, this suitcase comes packaged with 16 batteries and two remotes.
Nobody will be able to grab or take the suitcase. So your valuables are safe
4. XB30 RC Digital Camera Spy Plane
Estes presents the XB-30, a radio controlled digital camera spy plane. This plane has a built-in digital camera that can take up to “26 aerial photographs” with the push of a button on the transmitter. Transferring the images to your computer is a breeze, just detach the camera, and connect to a USB port. The XB-30 is powered by electric fan engines with a wingspan of 55 in. and is 34 in. long. [Source]
3. Shotgun Flashlight
ARES Defense Systems has developed a Mag-Lite that doubles as a .410 gauge shotgun. No word yet on pricing and availablity.
A grenade-style pin removes the safety, and the flashlight fires a .410 shotgun round out the back when a button is pressed. A Mini-Mag size fires a .380 round
2. High-Tech Army Wristwatch
Tadiran Communications has developed new video communication technology that delivers real-time images taken by helicopters on to a 3-inch LCD display This wristwatch-style receiver gives solidiers an aerial view of the battlefield with video beamed directly from drones at 30 frames per second. For $50,000, you’ll get a receiver, transmitter, and battery.
V-Rambo shortens the amount of time it takes to identify and strike a target,” he claimed. “Before it was minutes, 10 to 12 minutes. Now it’s a matter of seconds.
1. .22-Caliber Cell Phone Gun
As cool as it is ingenious, the Cell Gunphone will give security officials even more to worry about. On the outside, it looks like any other cell phone, but lying beneath the exterior is a .22-caliber pistol that’s capable of firing four rounds in rapid succession. Twist the phone, load up the top half with .22-caliber bullets, and fire away using keys 5-8.
Honorable Mention – Super Mini Spy Scope
At only 32g and 5.6 × 2.8 × 3 cm , the “Super Mini Scope” is the world’s smallest spy scope. The compact design means you can stash this just about anywhere. It features 8x magnification and 50cm focus distance, perfect for the outdoors. This nifty little gadget is available now in Japan, priced at just $50 USD.