By Andrew Liszewski
Here’s another toy for you wannabe spies. This ‘handsome’ watch includes 1GB of flash memory and a microphone allowing it to record up to 500 hours of audio. Its rechargeable battery is actually only rated for about 9 hours of recording time, but it only takes about 2 hours to fully recharge.
The watch uses a mini USB port for transferring files (and charging) but also includes a headphone jack for playing back audio. While recordings are stored as wav files, the watch can also be used to play back MP3s. Basically the processing power needed to decode MP3s is far less than what is needed to encode them. And while the ability to record directly to MP3s would be nice, 500 hours when using wav files is still enough to keep the watch recording for almost 3 straight weeks.
Not surprisingly you can find the watch at Spycatcher for about $170.