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  • Introducing the Modified Spy Cam iPod

    Image via Slippery Brick

    I've seen iPhone and iPods modified for lots of different purposes. But this one takes the cake.

    The tech gurus at Slippery Brick have come out with a story on the iPod spy cam.

    We’ve seen plenty of spy cameras, but this one takes the form of something more commonplace that many of us have clipped to our persons. A fake iPod shuffle. The “Mini MP3 Cam DVR” as it’s called is an old shuffle lookalike with a 1.3-megapixel video camera, a TF slot and a rechargeable battery.
    Although I don't actually have the thing (and I don't plan on acquiring one) the specs are pretty awesome. Just turn it on, and your "ordinary-looking iPod" starts shooting 640 x 480 20fps AVI video, all of which is captured on the device's hard drive.

    It doesn’t look like there is a US distributor, but if you can find one they’re cheap at $15 when you buy 3.
    A lot of "hidden camera" security devices are really cheesy looking. I still recall my father's "golf clock" that looked so ridiculous and became such a ubiquitous staple at security camera providers that the device completely lost its luster and value. It makes perfect sense to modify otherwise unsuspecting mobile devices into hidden security cams.

    But wait... there's more.


    Image via eCrater

    A little subsequent snooping around the web revealed that this iPod security camera actually isn't the first device of its kind.
    Ecrater is also selling an "iPod Docking Station Self Recording Spy Camera" with 640 x 480 DVD/MPEG2 resolution quality.

    Who knew?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Introducing the Modified Spy Cam iPod started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      A must have.
    1. Tokyo's Avatar
      Tokyo -
      Agreed.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Awesome, making one this week
    1. 1ove's Avatar
      1ove -
      Is there a site that will send it to the u.s.? Would be fun to have!
    1. B19's Avatar
      B19 -
      that docking station is a definite porno maker..
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      a must not have there is a hole in it who looks at that and says "oh that looks normal"
    1. noelleon's Avatar
      noelleon -
      They fit a hard drive into that little thing? AMAZING!
    1. Jeffwo's Avatar
      Jeffwo -
      Only problem I see with this is when someone breaks into your house, this cute little device will be the first thing they steal...LOL.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by santaf View Post
      a must not have there is a hole in it who looks at that and says "oh that looks normal"
      yeah it is pretty prominent on such a small device. And as common as these things are, it'd be pretty easy to spot. Cool device, but no super-stealthy.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      a most likely thing to be stolen by a thief if seen lying around
    1. aekhamsouk's Avatar
      aekhamsouk -
      where the hell is the jailbreak for 3.1 windows?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aekhamsouk View Post
      where the hell is the jailbreak for 3.1 windows?
      Shut Up! Wrong Thread! Useless Post!
    1. studythetruth's Avatar
      studythetruth -
      Quote Originally Posted by santaf View Post
      a must not have there is a hole in it who looks at that and says "oh that looks normal"
      All you say is its a new ipod with a mic.
      people wont know the difference.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Uhh, kinda cool... I wont be spending any money on one though...
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      the market is flooded with similar small devices that are cameras, pens, hats, watches all with video camera and reasonably priced.
    1. andypropaganda's Avatar
      andypropaganda -
      Basically this is so creeps at the gym can record their favorite ladies while working out and "listening to music."
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Would be a lot more convincing if it were black to hide the camera hole
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Finally catch the Girlfriend in the act ... just kidding. although I could use this @ work !!!!
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      let me set the mood with some barry white on my ipod docking station!!
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      for $15 each win u buy 3 i would totally do that
      keep 1 and sell the other on ebay for like 100 ppl will probly buy