It looks like Tokyo-based acessory maker Thanko is trying to carve out a new niche for themselves, spy gadgets (apart from insane USB gadgets). The newest addition to their spy equipment lineup is the LED Spy Light HD [JP], an LED flashlight that records video in HD. Needless to say, the device lets you shoot photos, too.
To be more specific, the device has a built-in mini camera that lets you shoot video in 1,280×960 at 30fps and pictures in 1,600×1,200. And because it’s a flashlight, you can (supposedly) do that in the dark – just like a spy, as Thanko says. There’s no internal memory, but you can use SD/SDHC cards to store your material.
The device can also be used as a voice recorder, according to Thanko. All material can later be transferred to your PC (Windows XP, Vista and 7 only) via USB 2.0.
Geek Stuff 4 U is already listing the LED Spy Light HD for the international market (price: $106.01 plus shipping).
Here’s a sample video taken with the flashlight:
Via Akihabara News