Spy gadgets archive

  • Self-deleting text app MyDestructibleText arrives on iPhone
    Apps

    Self-deleting text app MyDestructibleText arrives on iPhone

    By 22 November 2011

    Many will feel this self-deleting text service that has just launched on iPhone is a little dodgy; however it doesn't contain adult content or malware, so how is it dodgy? Well it's clear as day that rather than being used, as the example on the MyDestructibleText's...

  • Real life spy gadgets
    Phones

    Real life spy gadgets

    By 18 February 2011

    Ejecter seats, super magnetic watches, guns you can make from a cigarette case and a cuff link - sadly none of these exist in the lives of real spies but Pocket-lint spoke to surveillance expert and ex-SAS member, Dave Thomas to find out what does. “All...

  • Chilli Technology Watch Cam hands-on (literally)
    Cameras

    Chilli Technology Watch Cam hands-on (literally)

    By 13 December 2010

    Recording secret footage of illicit meetings is all the rage at the moment. Whether it's catching a FIFA official accepting "gifts" or just filming a random stranger putting a cat in a bin, there's something to be said about capturing moments that people...

  • Spycatcher offers channel changing watch
    Gadgets

    Spycatcher offers channel changing watch

    By 4 February 2010

    Although we're not convinced by the statement that "this really does make a terrific gift for both men and boys alike" we like this watch available now from Spycatcheronline. With retro looks, this digital wrist device not only tells the time but can...

  • Coke can spy cam launches
    Cameras

    Coke can spy cam launches

    By 18 December 2009

    Aspiring spies will be interested to note a new product from spycatcheronline.co.uk that offers a modern twist on the spy-cam. An innocuous-looking, standard-sized Coca Cola "Zero" can will record digital video and audio with its built-in camera. It's...

  • Spy camera disguised as car key fob coming soon
    Cameras

    Spy camera disguised as car key fob coming soon

    By 31 August 2009

    A new spy camera is due to be available in the UK next month that takes the form of a everyday object most people would not glance twice at (unless, of course, they've read this news story). The new miniature camera is cleverly disguised as a car remote...

  • "Undercover" laptop sleeve fools thieves
    Gadgets

    "Undercover" laptop sleeve fools thieves

    By 4 August 2009

    "Turn your laptop into something that any opportunist thief would not look twice at" is the pitch for the "Undercover" laptop sleeve. As long as said potential laptop thief was not around when Apple was pushing out its manilla envelope MacBook Air promo...

  • Compro IP50 series network camera announced
    Cameras

    Compro IP50 series network camera announced

    By 27 July 2009

    Compro has announced the launch of its "Intelligent Talking Network Camera", the VideoMate IP50 series, in the UK. The IP50 series claims to provide a cost-effective and easy-to-install indoor fixed camera solution. With real-time MPEG-4 video format...

  • Chinavision offers zoomy iPhone-esque spy camera
    Audio

    Chinavision offers zoomy iPhone-esque spy camera

    By 24 July 2009

    Chinavision is offering an interesting product for Apple-loving spy wannabes. The Digital Binocular Sports and Spy Camera offers an iPhone-esque interface, complete with media playing abilities. "While waiting for your prime suspect to appear, why not...

  • Sony launches world's smallest HD video camera
    Cameras

    Sony launches world's smallest HD video camera

    By 12 May 2009

    Sony has announced the development of a "coin-sized" high definition camera module. Designed for use in security and industry, the 8.3-megapixel effort is smaller than a £1coin measuring in at 9.5 x 7.1mm. The "MCB1172" from Sony Europe's Image Sensing...

  • In-car satnav device offers covert GPS tracking
    Online

    In-car satnav device offers covert GPS tracking

    By 3 April 2009

    Lightning GPS has announced what it says is the world's first ever covert GPS tracker built into a fully functional touch screen navigation system. The "NavGenius" promises to "monitor a driver's every move" and it comes with two manuals, one for the...

  • Tissue box with hidden camera launches
    Gadgets

    Tissue box with hidden camera launches

    By 20 March 2009

    Want to keep an eye on the kids when you're not in the room? Check up on the babysitter, the cleaner, or even your other half? Whatever it is that's making you want to unleash your inner James Bond, this kitted-out tissue box has to be one of the last...

  • Brando offers new spy pen
    Gadgets

    Brando offers new spy pen

    By 14 January 2009

    This is just an ordinary, albeit slightly chunky pen, you think? Well, you're dead wrong. This is a new spy-pen from Brando offering video and audio recording as well as MP3 playback, the ability to function as a flash drive and, yes, the pen part actually...

  • Swann launches PenCam video camera and recorder
    Cameras

    Swann launches PenCam video camera and recorder

    By 25 November 2008

    Security pros Swann have launched a new pen, which has hidden abilities, perfect for the wannabe James Bond. The PenCam DVR is claimed to be ideal for undercover surveillance and discreet surveillance as it conceals a colour video camera and microphone....

  • Marlin SpyPen launches
    Gadgets

    Marlin SpyPen launches

    By 5 November 2008

    A new spy gadget is claiming the title of the world's smallest digital video recorder. The Marlin SpyPen looks like an ordinary pen but is a hi-tech hidden digital video camera, complete with "super-sensitive" hidden microphone that can record conversations...