By Andrew Liszewski
It’s been a while since we’ve featured any spy crap, and I think this calculator fitted with a miniature video camera more than fits the bill. Given its design and the position of the actual camera lens, you’re pretty limited as to where you can actually do your spying (“hey! why is there a calculator taped to the wall of the changing room?”) but if you have a problem with office theft, or would like to covertly record a business meeting, it’s got you covered. It uses a 1/3 inch CMOS color sensor that provides a usable resolution of 320×240, and it will broadcast the video image up to 15 meters away allowing it be monitored with the included 2.4 inch LCD display. The 128Mb of storage is upgradeable via SD cards (though there’s a 2GB limit) and it also features a basic microphone with a usable range of about 4 meters. Oh, and the calculator really works, if any one actually tries to use it for calculating.
The whole spy kit pictured above is available from Chinavasion for about $200.