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Spies ‘R’ Us! Gadget Freaks Top 5 Spy Gadgets!

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One wonders at the amount of ‘Spy” gadgets available today. A quick look around the net reveals all manner of gizmos and gadgets. Some look harmless enough but some are just downright devious! Being the ‘Gadget Freaks’ we are we just can’t help ourselves, we love ’em! So let’s take a look at Gadget Freaks Top 5 Spy Gadgets!

1- Gryphon Attack Glider

Formerly known as The ESG Gryphon Personal Flying Wing this has to be the ultimate in Spy Gear! It has a maximum glide speed of 135 mph and has a heads up display and even onboard oxygen for those high altitude launches. This baby can carry a payload of 100lbs of onboard gear and has hard mount points for hooking up tactical bombs or missiles! With a glide range of 125 miles and a radar cross section of a seagull (or Stealth Bomber) you can glide into North Korea take out The Great Leader and like Ace Rimmer be back in time for a smoked kipper for breakfast. Only thing is you’ll need an extraction team as landing is acheived by separation from the wing which will activate your parachute.


2- Chewing Gum Wrapper Spy Camera

Now this is just downright sneaky, despicable and …well we love it! This neat little spy camera fits into a chewing gum wrapper and records video and audio. It has a Mini SD card slot for up to 2GB of memory. Just think you might want to choose an unpopular brand of gum to insert it into or your cover will be blown as quick as you can say, “That’s my gum”.

3- Lipstick Stun Gun

At #3 we have one for the Spyettes. More a self-defense gadget than a spy gadget but just what the Sexy Secret Agent needs to get out of a spot of bother. This crazy lipstick Stun Gun is 4 inches long and whacks a whopping 350,000 volts into its victim and has an in-built LED torch to blind your post-zapped supine assailant. So watch your pick up lines Gadgeteers and no more blonde jokes. However, there’s surely a great visual there were a blonde zaps herself in the ladies room or attacks you with a nice shade of Max Factor Crimson!

4- Wireless Spy Camera Pen w/ Solar Charger

Industrial and Commercial Espionage Boffins with a bit of green in them will love this one. This Wireless Spy Camera Pen appears to be a normal pen but is in fact…well I just told you! It comes with a solar recharger for the built-in Li-ion battery and has a transmission range of between 10-20 metres. Also included is a 2.5″ TFT LCD MP4 receiver with 64MB of internal memory and can support a Mini SD card upto 2GB for extra storage. With video resoluition of 882×240 pixels at 30 fps this spy gadget is just the thing for your next undercover sortee or just for plain fun. Transmission is activated by twisting the cap on the pen and it even writes too!

5- Erector Spykey – Kit Robot 

Nothing really covert about this one but it does look like a heck of a lot of fun. This DIY kit Robot has caterpillar type tracks and has a camera, Wi-Fi and an in-built microphone. Spykey even comes with its own software to enable it to be controlled from anywhere on the net. It has a functional webcam and a VOIP (Skype compatible) speaker phone. We only wish it would come in black or a Darth Vader model. Oh well can’t have everything.

Gadget News and Reviews: Pleo Destroyed At Maker Faire 2008

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We here at Gadget Freaks were shocked and appalled this week when we heard of the vicious and wanton destruction of an innocent and defenseless Pleo at Maker Faire 2008.  

Makers of Pleo, Ugobe have distanced themselves from the stunt and have stated they had absolutely nothing to do with this despicable act. Ugobe reps at the fair said they were, “shocked and appalled” at this act which was perpetrated by a so-called ComBot known as Vicious Verdict.


                                                        How Could Anyone Harm This?????

We here at Gadget Freaks had a sinking feeling when we heard this news and and were truly sickened when we viewed actual video footage of the incident. Funny how human nature works. We know it’s a robot but because Pleo is cute and a baby but somehow our protective instincts kick in as if it were a living animal. More as news comes to hand!

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May 10, 2008 at 10:11 am

Gadget Fun And Games

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Staff here at Gadget Freaks have always been enamored with fun gadgets. Shoot, the Sega Mega Drive was on most of the staffs’ Christmas lists in 1990, the year it was released. We decided to have a quick look at the fun and the not-so-fun in the technosphere

Ye Gads Its The Dinobot

Here at Gadget Freaks we’ve always had a soft spot for robots so we couldn’t be happier when a walking talking dinosaur emerged. Sure it comes from Mattel but that doesn’t stop it from being cool.


(thanks Gizmodo for the heads-up)

The Attack Of The Robot

Science fiction is heavy with stories of aggressive robots, if this YouTube video is anything to go by then it is started already.

Portable Music

If you like your fun a little more creative and a little less violent, then this might be right up your alley.

Roll up keyboard

We found this on Chinavasion

Playtime’s Over For HD DVD

Things haven’t exactly been fun and games for the Toshiba and supporters of the HD DVD format and it appears that Toshiba have finally decided to throw their toys out of the cot and focus on the manufacture of blu-ray disk products. according to Gizmodo long-time HD DVD supporters, Microsoft may be releasing a blu-ray Xbox as soon as May this year.

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February 19, 2008 at 8:03 am

The Gadget With Byte is Back!

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Can it be true? Is Aibo set for a comeback? Well if we can believe the rumours it would seem that Sony is set to bring back this Cyber-Canine Companion. Aibo owners and fans have been biting mad since Sony discontinued production however it would seem the Japanese electronics giant is not content to let sleeping dogs lye!


According to our sources at Gadgetfreaks the new improved Aibo has a bag of new features. These include a built-in ‘head cam’ with facial recognition and wi-fi capability and a wireless interface for your PSP or PS3.

I wonder if they will put tazer capability in Aibo’s jaws for guard dog duty?

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February 14, 2008 at 9:51 am

Is it a toy? Is it a robot? Or is it just a plain old Baby Camarasaurus?

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Meet Pleo a baby Camarasaurus from the late Jurassic Period. A herbivorous dinosaur which inhabited North America and grew to 60 feet long. This little fellow is a life-sized hatchling which won’t grow much more in size, unlike his popularity.

Pleo has become somewhat of a cult figure since hitting the market in 2007. Dedicated websites, blogs, and even communities and conventions give one the feeling that perhaps the age of the smart toy/companion is upon us.

This is one smart litle Camarasaurus! Probably smarter than the real thing thanks to its multitute of internal sensors and Artificial Intellegence. Each Pleo starts life as a hatchling but develops as an individual shaped by its environment and experiences. It can see, hear and feel just like a real baby dinosaur and even sleeps and plays on its own. Upgradeable software ensures that your Pleo will not drop a few rungs on the A.I. evolutionary ladder although no Pleo vets are listed as yet.

With the rate of technological advancement we now experience I for one am looking forward to seeing ‘What’s next’ in this gadget genre. However I do wonder what happens if you put a boy Pleo with a girl Pleo and do I need a cat litter tray???

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February 14, 2008 at 6:55 am

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