Spy gadgets are a unique market. There are a lot of really cool toys out there to help you feel like James Bond. I mean, who doesn’t want a watch with a laser on it? When are night vision goggles not necessary? Unfortunately, the creeper factor with these products is really high. In an age where the concept of privacy is simultaneously vanishing while being discussed at ever increasing rates, the ability to spy on your friends, neighbors, and family creates moral and ethical quandaries.
But if you don’t care about those sort of problems, then here are some great gifts in the spy gadget market!
8. Spy Lens!
Okay, this product actually has functionality beyond peeping on your neighbors. This cool spy gadget allows you to take pictures on your phone from angles. So, you can aim your phone to the left and have the camera swivel to the right. It’s marketed as allowing you to take pictures around corners like a real spy. The real value here is that the attachable camera periscope gives your camera extra functionality for taking low and high angle shots without having to strain your arm into uncomfortable positions. The creeper factor is low with a high functionality. Do get.
7. Camera Hunter!
The best offense is a good defense and the creators of this camera hunter made a fantastic counter spy gadget. This is a great gift because it not only allows you to find hidden cameras but it also allows you to hack into them and see what the camera sees.
Nanny cameras are an easy sell. Drum up a little fear that babysitters are all abusive pedophiles, get a spot on a local news show exposing a popular daycare for making a bad hire, and you’ve got yourself a hysterical market. This spy gadget is basically just an alarm clock with a camera built into it. It looks like a normal clock and records people without their knowledge. It blends in with everything seamlessly and your guests will never know you’re spying on them. This spy gadget is a great gift for obsessive helicopter parents who think the world is out to get their children.
You can’t find a better small camera on the market in this price range. If you need a small camera for anything, then this gadget is for you. Small spy cameras are easy to mount onto drones, remote control cars, or any other fun project around the house. In contrast with some of the sleazier aspects of cool spy gadgets, this camera has some legitimate functionality. As a bonus, it works very well and produces a high quality of video.
Need a cool spy gadget? Interested in recording paranormal EVP phenomenon? Then we have the best gadget for you! This is a sensitive microphone that costs less than $20. This also has real uses beyond communicating with the dead. For example, you can place the microphone on your wall to hear if you might have a termite or pest problem. Solid microphone for the price.
The cool spy gadget market is about 90% hidden cameras, which really starts to make me question what kind of person browses this area of gadget land frequently. Regardless, hidden cameras all start to blend together after a while. There are only so many different smoke detector cameras you can read about before they all start to look the same. This gem, in contrast, is unique. Here we have a lighter that takes pictures!
2. Rock Camera!
This is a giant decorative rock to place in your front yard that doubles as a hidden camera. It’s just so ridiculous that it’s actually a good idea.
Holy cow, there are a lot of hidden cameras in smoke detectors. If the Amazon marketplace is to be believed, there are more hidden cameras in smoke detectors than actual smoke detectors. If you’re on the market for any cool spy gadgets, then you absolutely need to have one of these. They are inconspicuous, blend in with the rest of your house, and suffer almost no possibility of being tampered with.