spies

  • "He's Wearing A Wire!" Minifon's Spy Watch Is Some Real 007 Stuff

    "He's Wearing A Wire!" Minifon's Spy Watch Is Some Real 007 Stuff

    "The name is Bond, James Bond. Oh, this wire connected to my watch? It's nothing Blofeld. No, no, don't look under my jacket." This watch, marked Protana, is basically a microphone that connected to a "pocket sized" reel-to-reel recorder hidden under the wearers's jacket. A company called Minifon sold the device to detectives, spies, and police back in 1958, and it was called the Pocket Wire P-55. Read More

  • Jakks Pacific Spy Watch: You Know, For Spy Kids

    Jakks Pacific Spy Watch: You Know, For Spy Kids

    Jakks Pacific knows how to make kids smile. The watch captures 20 minutes of video, three hours of audio, and photos. A $29.99 Spy Net Snake Cam attachment allows you to see around corners and, as Gearlog writes, "colonoscopies." Read More

  • More Moscone spy shots

    More Moscone spy shots

    Our spy shots might be fake (we doubt it) but these Moscone shots surely aren’t. RoughlyDrafted has a bunch of pictures from the San Fran convention center including plenty of action shots of App store apps blowing around like beautiful leaves. Here’s hoping that there will be more than just XCode debuggers at the keynote. Read More

  • Cassette tape watches, and their Cold War precursor

    Cassette tape watches, and their Cold War precursor

    You may have seen pictures going around of this awesome cassette tape-styled watch. I happen to think the little written “Hour” and “Min” are butt-ugly, so I checked if there were any more like it without the scribbles. Turns out there are a couple G-Shocks that look suspiciously like cassette tapes, whether they were meant to or not. Then I got a craving for a real tape… Read More

  • Department of Warcraft

    [photopress:azeroth.jpg,full,center] Having found Osama bin Laden, making Iraq a safe place to live, and winning the war on conventional terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security is going after terrorists in the last place they can hide: World of Warcraft. Your tax money is going to the Reynard project, where US intelligence agents are scouting out Azeroth for “suspicious… Read More

  • Sky Spies: Advanced bugs invading politics?

    Sky Spies: Advanced bugs invading politics?

    We try really hard to stay away from discussing politics here on the Gear, mostly so as not to reveal our leftist pinko commie attitudes. This story, however, is neutral, and gadgety, and scary. Meet the robobug. These little fly-sized robots have been seen buzzing around political events in the NYC and DC areas. Nobody’s sure who sent them, or even what they’re capable of doing, but… Read More

  • Camera Detector Makes Me Uneasy, But Rocks

    Camera Detector Makes Me Uneasy, But Rocks

    As if the three-day weekend’s drug bender I’m planning won’t make me paranoid enough, I run across this handy pocket camera detector. In a nutshell, it’s a bug sweeper on a micro scale. If you think someone’s planted wireless hidden cameras somewhere where you don’t want to be seen, you wave this magic wand around and it will tell you if you’re safe or… Read More

  • History of Spy-Cam Watches

    History of Spy-Cam Watches

    Watchismo has a great and expansive feature covering the history of spy-cam watches. Most of these things are pretty hilarious. Not inconspicuous in the slightest. The favorite here is probably the Tessina. It’s a rather large watch that features a concealed trap door for the lens. What’s notable is that it still uses standard 35mm film despite being the size of a 16mm camera. It can… Read More

  • Raise Hell With A GPS/GSM Jammer From DetectNu

    Raise Hell With A GPS/GSM Jammer From DetectNu

    Aside from a traffic light changer/MIRT, a GSM/GPS jammer is second on my list of devices I should own, but don’t because I’m trying my hardest not to be a jerk. However, if I ever do feel like being a bit of a devious bastard, I can order this GSM/GPS Jammer from DetectNu, maker of radical spy gear. The device plugs right into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter for mobile power… Read More

  • Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device for the Devious

    Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device for the Devious

    I was browsing Uncrate this morning when I stumbled upon the Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device. While it’s nothing new, it managed to call forward a horde of memories that were repressed somewhere between my first kiss (don’t ask) and my freshman P.E. class.(ditto). When I was a kid my uncle gave me one of these things and I used to terrorize the neighborhood with it. Long… Read More