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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.

The Wonderful World Of Cameras!

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Cameras come in all shapes and sizes, makes and models, prices and practicalities. We here at Gadget Freaks are always on the lookout for new cameras and photography gadgets. These days cameras are everywhere, even on cell phones but not all cameras are as obvious as that.

Considered the ‘Rolls Royce’ of the camera world, Hasselblad has recently released its H3D SLR Camera System. They claim it to be ‘the World’s first 48 mm full-frame DSLR camera system’. This is not a camera for the enthusiast but purely for professionals only, and the top pros at that. With a price tag of US$ 40,000+ this will be one that we’ll be using in the studio only here at Gadget Freaks. See more…..

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Although many companies have shut down their photographic film and camera production or even gone into bankruptcy, there may in fact be few niche areas of the market where film may live on for a time yet. Enter the 120 Tri-Lens Stereo Camera! This is the latest in crazy camera technology from China. Only available in film format as yet but I guess it won’t be long until a digital version is on the market! See more….

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Now going from the sublime to the ridiculous, or was that the other way around? Take this digital camera that looks like a zippo-style lighter we saw on Youtube. According to the website it can shoot up to 14 fps(frame per second) and stores up to 100 images. Hmmm….We wonder if the new Get Smart movie will create a new spy gadget craze like the TV show did in the 60’s?

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Gadgets That Came In From The Cold.

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The very word ‘spy’ conjors up images in our minds of intrigue, romance, danger, sex and gadgets. U2 Spy Planes, poison-tipped umbrellas, microfilm, all the other Cold War Era spy paraphernalia; as well as men in hats and long trench coats in cold wet doorways smoking a cigarette — this is the image most of us have of the world of espionage. James Bond, with his stylish gadgets explained so thoroughly by Q, and pursuit of leggy lovely female spies worked with the idiosyncratically bumbling Maxwell Smart ( Agent 86 ) to create a highly romanticized image of a secret agent. There is a large fictional collection of stereotypical characters in the movies, on TV and in modern literature to help us form a fairly solid image of what a spy should be like. Of course, in reality, most spies are rather ordinary. They will probably be a consular official, or belong to some other profession, that blends in with the landscape.

Now this is our kind of Spy!

Like most people, we here at Gadget Freaks are fascinated with spies and such so it’s only natural that we love spy gadgets. There’s never a dull moment around GF Central ( our office ) as someone is always testing some spy device on a poor unsuspecting victim, getting into a game of ‘ Find the Spy Camera”, or even going on a field trip to the local Starbucks armed with a pocket cell phone jammer just for fun.

One sneaky gadget spied recently was this Wireless Spy Camera Pen. Looks like an ordinary pen, feels like an ordinary pen and writes like an ordinary pen but in fact it is a rather nifty spy cam. The kit includes an MP4 wireless receiver and a solar charger.

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I don’t know about you but I always wonder why whenever Secret Service Agent or the like on TV or in a movie they always stick a finger in their ear when they get a message. It’s like saying, ” Hey look at me I am Secret Service.” Anyway here is a little gadget that may come in handy in a whole bunch of situations.

This tiny device allows you to receive communications without anyone else being any the wiser. Makers say the invisible receiver fits right inside the ear. As it is wireless there are no tell tale connections hanging around to blow your cover.

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However, not everyone is content to get their spy gadgets off the shelf. Some would rather be Q than 007. Welcome to the world of DIY Spy Gadgetry! Also known as ‘ circuit bending ‘ to some. The art of modifying circuitry and components to transform a device enabling it to perform functions it was not originally designed for.

For those DIY spies there is a great series of books available that can show you how to make your own night vision camera or even a spy device detector. With titles like ‘101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius’ and the ‘imaginatively-titled’ ‘More Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius’ there is a wealth of information and projects here to keep any Gadget Hacker locked away in the lab for an eternity!

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So if you are into Spy Gadgetry there are so many sites on the net to get you salivating. I would suggest that Spyreview.co.uk would be a great place to start. So get out your hat and trenchcoat because The Eagle Has Landed !

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February 20, 2008 at 6:55 am