Do you like movies like Mission Impossible or James Bond series? If you do, what if I tell you that the spy gadgets are everywhere on the online market these days. You can find anything from spy cameras, tracking devices, long-range listening gears, disguised recorders.
A decade ago, the idea of making a camera inside phones amazed the world. And even more surprising was the fact that the size of cameras continued to shrink ever since. If you think that the likes of GoPro or Xiaomi action cams are the smallest, then you haven’t checked spy cameras. SS 1080P HD Mini Waterproof Camera comes at a dimension of one square inch with a weight of no more than 0.7 ounces. The last time we check, this camera only costs you $50.
Besides being small, in HD, and waterproof, there are other features that make a spy camera ideal for surveillance. First, the battery should manage to keep the camera working for days, if not weeks. Second, the storage should be big enough to record all the visual data gathered. Third, a night vision feature will make the camera reliable regardless of the time.
Do you want to know where your target is most likely to spend his/her time? Stalking them will be too risky. Your best solution will be to use tracking devices on their belongings or vehicles.
Today, many tracking devices are compatible with smartphones. Some brands come together with the app subscription, while others may charge you. Here are our best picks: SpyTec STI_GL300 Mini Portable Real-Time Personal and Vehicle GPS Tracker, Tile (Gen 2) – Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder, and SPOT Trace Anti-Theft Tracking Device.
Long-Range Listening Devices
This device is not exactly a spy gadget, but a researcher’s gadget, especially ornithologists. There are two types of long-range listening devices: the one with transmitter and receiver, and the one with amplifiers. The first type allows you to hear sounds from an exceptionally long distance, while the second is more limited. But you don’t have to plant the bugs for the second type. You can just aim the parabolic dish at the target, and you hear what he/she is talking about.
Disguised Video Recorders
We make this as a separate section because using a spycam to record an activity while you are involved there is actually impractical. You need a camera that can be disguised as something else. For example, Kestrel 1080p HD Camera Eye Glasses with Touch Technology Recording disguises itself as glasses. Another useful disguised camera will be button cameras. TPEKKA, Toughsty 8 GB, Chuo Button Cameras, and Wiseup are the top brands for this category.