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Spy Gear

 AuthenTec Launches New Protective Packaging For Mobile Fingerprint Sensors

AuthenTec has announced a thin, durable, waterproof, and surface-mountable covering for its TruePrint biometric fingerprint sensors. Known as TouchStone, the thin casing triples the protective coating over the sensitive technology, shielding it from accidental scratching by coins, keys, pens and anything else you may find in your pocket. Unlike fingerprint sensors that rely on optical, thermal, or DC capacitive technology, the TruePrint system uses small RF signals to detect the “live” layer of skin beneath the surface. Not only does this provide better image quality, it also allows the semiconductor-based sensors to be covered by a greater variety of protective coatings. The first AuthenTec product available in TouchStone packaging will be the AES1711 low-power sensor for the wireless market, with production quantities expected in the fourth quarter. [AuthenTec]

Remote Control Spy Glasses

by Nicole on April 7, 2008

Remote Control Spy Glasses

Go 007 with these cool remote controlled spy glasses. You can find a 1.3-megapixel camera, a rechargeable Li-ion, 1GB of storage and a pair of earbuds for your fav tunes along with USB 2.0 connectivity and a remote control. No word on the price for this badboy, but hopefully you can crash that party no problem. [Red Ferret]

Sonic Screwdriver for Secret Messages

by Isaiah on March 28, 2008

Sonic Screwdriver for Secret Messages

This Sonic Screwdriver works as a hidden ultraviolet pen with a special UV light. In other words you can use it to scribble secret messages which can only be revealed using the sonic screwdriver. The instrument also features sound effects and includes a spare standard ink nib and a wipe on wipe off psychic note pad. Available for a retail price of £9.99. [Ubergizmo]

Spy Camera Sunglasses

by Isaiah on March 17, 2008

Spy Camera Sunglasses

These “spy glasses” comes with 1GB of storage, a remote control, built-in earbuds and MP3 player, USB 2.0 interface, and a 1.3 megapixel digital camera that allows you to snap photos at a 1280×1024 pixel resolution. Available now for a retail price of $99.99. [UberGizmo]

Belt Buckle Spy Camera

by Isaiah on March 12, 2008

Belt Buckle Spy Camera

A company called Ajoka has managed to integrate a digital video spy cameras into a fairly normal looking belt buckle. This digital video recorder (DVR) is able to record video in the 3GP video format (176 x 144 pixels) which is typically the format used by mobile phones to record video. It also capable of recording audio and video onto a standard SD memory card slotted into the buckle. The DVR supports SD memory cards up to 2GB in size. Recording at roughly 500kb a minute for video, a 2GB memory card can store up to 65 hours of video. However, the internal rechargable battery is only capable of operating for 3 hours on a single battery charge. [Ajoka]