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You won’t need a fancy compass with this nickel that points North

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The Covert Compass from Shomer-Tec is a genuine nickel that has been modified to function as a simple compass that will point to magnetic North. The nickel has a groove around the edge that is used to suspend the coin from a thread. You supply the thread and when dangled, the heads side of the coinRead More…

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This 50 cent piece might help you escape from evil doers

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

This coin from 5ive Star Gear might look like an ordinary Kennedy half dollar, but I assure you that it’s not. Go ahead, take a closer look… The genuine US coin has been modified into two pieces that pull apart to reveal a razor-sharp Japanese steel blade. This covert escape coin has been designed toRead More…

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Zetta Intelligent Security Z12 Camcorder review

on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I’ve always been on the hunt to make my own at-home security camera.  I’ve fiddled with low-res webcams and my Raspberry Pi, which have given me interesting results.  When I recently got the opportunity to review a small form-factor security camera, I jumped at the chance.  Let’s take a look at the Intelligent Security Z12 Camcorder byRead More…

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Chobi Cam Pro 3 – A micro night-vision camera for a micro spy

on Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Barbie probably has a larger camera than this.  The Chobi Cam Pro 3 measures in at just under 2″ wide and under 1″ tall.  The is the third iteration in a line of Japanese mini cameras, and it adds “night vision” capability to an already impressive 11MP camera with 1080p video-capture capabilities.  The night vision isRead More…

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A Bluetooth Headset with Camcorder for Your Spy v. Spy Games

on Friday, March 25th, 2011

This Bluetooth headset works with your phone like any other Bluetooth headset.  It can be worn behind either ear, and it provides active noise cancellation, one-touch call control, and volume control.  Unlike other Bluetooth headsets, this one also captures video at 480p resolution at 30 fps and wirelessly transmits an MPEG4 recording to an iPhoneRead More…