By Andrew Liszewski
Seeing how small digital video spy cameras have become is not as impressive as it used to be. But seeing where people try to hide those cameras is still pretty entertaining. A company called Ajoka has managed to integrate one into a fairly normal looking belt buckle. While the 176×144 pixel 3GP videos it captures fall well below even YouTube quality, they only weigh in at about 500kb per minute. So when capturing to a 2GB MicroSD card that equals about 65 hours of video. It’s just too bad that current battery technologies limit the actual recording time to about 3 hours on a single charge.
On the bottom edge of the buckle you’ll find the MicroSD card slot, a record button, a power switch allowing you to conserve battery life and a USB port for downloading the video files to your PC. Since it’s self-contained and doesn’t broadcast the video or audio signals the belt buckle spy camera won’t be picked up by a wireless camera detector, so the only people you’d have to worry about is the fashion police. I just hope the camera uses a wide-angle lens because I’m not sure if secret footage of someone else’s crotch will hold up in court.