By Andrew Liszewski
It isn’t the first calculator spycam I’ve written about, nor will it probably be my last, but this model has something very important going for it. It’s built into an actual Casio DS-5500 desktop calculator, which is probably the best office camouflage you could ever imagine, since no one, not even accountants, will ever give it a second glance.
When not capturing 640×480, 30fps covert video via the pinhole lens you can see on the side, this DS-5500 works like any other calculator. It’s even solar powered, though the video electronics are powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery on the inside. There’s 4GB of memory on board which is good for capturing about an hour and a half of footage (the battery’s good for 2 hours) and the video files can be offloaded via a miniUSB port hidden inside the battery compartment underneath. ~$40 from Chinavasion.