Saturday, September 6, 2008

Spy gadget for the 007 in you!

calculator spy gadget
Ever wanted to be a spy? Or a private investigator? Then don't leave home without this - the all new calculator video camera. All you have to do is to leave the calculator on the table with the lens facing the unsuspecting "victim" and you will be able to record all the actions of the subject.

This calculator video camera will be available for purchase from Chinavasion soon. It is priced at $193.75 for a single unit. Multiple unit purchase have discounts as well. Here are some of the specifications provided by the manufacturer:

Main functions: Desktop wireless camera and recorder

Additional functions: Interview tool; record interviews and meetings for later review and archive purposes

Camera Specification

* Image Device Sensor: 1/3 CMOS COLOR
* Lens: 3.6 mm
* Resolution 320x240
* Minimum Illumination Level: 5.0 lux
* Angular Field of View: 60 Degrees
* Synchronization System: Internal
* Backlight Compensation: Auto
* White Balance: Auto
* Transmission Frequency: 2.4GHz
* S/N ratio: Min.48dB
* Videocamera Power Source: Internal rechargeable Li-ion battery (Approx 45 minutes operating time)
* Calculator Power Source: 1x AA battery
* Transmission Range: 15 meters line of sight
* Built In Microphone: Max Audio Range 4 Meters
* Dimension: 141mm front width, 40mm eyepiece height, 124mm arm length
* Manufacturer Ref.: KCR7RHEB9EU6

Video Receiver/Recorder Specification

* Memory: 128MB
* External Memory: 2GB
* Display: 2.4 Inch LCD
* Video Capture Format: ASF
* Video Capture Resolution: 320x240
* FPS (Frames per Second): 25fps
* Audio Record Format: 4bit WMA
* Viewing Format: AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VOB, DAT, ASF
* Music Format: MP3, WMA, OGG, AC3
* Picture Format: JPEG
* Earphone Jack: standard 3.5mm
* Output of Built In Speaker: 20mW
* Receiving Frequency: 2.4GHz
* Frequency Stabilization: +/-100Khz
* Receiving Sensitivity: <-85dBm
* Slots: AV OUT, AV IN, USB, DC5v
* Languages: English / Chinese / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Russian
* System: Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista
* Power Source: Rechargeable 1300mAh Li-ion Battery
* Dimensions: 72mm x 105mm x 24mm (L x W x D) Other Features:
* Calculator style videocamera is a fully functional calculator
* Video Receiver/Recorder has additional productivity functions
* SD card use allows you to record multiple interview sessions on the road without your computer

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Tame Your Technology said...

So do we actually know how long the camera will actually record for? I can see every other statistic but that. Looks like fun though... :-)

Raj said...

I checked on that, but apparently the manufacturer has not published that specification.