Awesome Spywear Allows You to Play Detective

Awesome Spywear Allows You to Play Detective

Jul 17

If you’ve ever watched a spy film like James Bond or Mission Impossible, then you’d know what people are talking about when they say “spywear.” Secret cameras are a mainstay in any spy films. But secret cameras that are installed on eyeglasses or sunglasses have especially been the rage ever since Arnold Schwarzenegger first used a spyglass in his 1994 film True Lies.

This device is used by spies to secretly record the movement of enemies via a compact camera installed on the eyeglass they are wearing. Images recorded are then stored in a micro memory card which is then uploaded to a computer later on. In most spy films though, the images are instantly uploaded via satellite straight into the spy’s headquarters.

Spywear has been popular in pop culture, but did you know that mass-produced spy glasses only became possible in the later part of this decade? That’s right. The technology to implant a pinhole-sized camera in an eyeglass wasn’t readily available until the later part of this decade, when digital cameras were miniaturized to the point that they were able to be installed in cell phones.

The beginning of Spy Glasses

Once cell phones and smartphones like iPhone started getting installed with mini cameras, it was only a matter of time before those micro cameras were installed in other devices. And spy glasses are only a reflection of society’s demand on tech gadgets. People love recording videos. Whether they’re recording stealthily or publicly, people love catching things on camera. Once cameras started getting smaller, spy glasses were the next natural gadget to be developed.

However, video quality is understandably not as great as you would expect from a professional video camera. This is expected since a camera that small would not possess the same power and resolution a professional video camera has. Sound quality would also be lower since the spy glass would not have a quality microphone installed.

However, continuous advances in camera and video technology points to a very near future wherein images and sound from spy glasses reach the quality of studio cameras. For now, we must content ourselves with a functional spy glass that does the basic – recording video and sounds at an acceptable quality.

What do you want to do with spy glasses?

For those who are wondering, what can one do with spy glasses? Well, aside from spying on unsuspecting targets, you can also use spy glasses to record videos of events wherein you can’t spare the use of your hands. For example, if you want to record videos of you hunting or riding your bike, or even while fishing, you can use spy glasses to record your POV while engaging in the activity you are recording without being hampered.

It’s also a good tool to use to record class lectures or meetings. Instead of going through the trouble of setting up a camera to record, you can just wear a spyglass and switch it on when you want to record your teacher’s lecture or the minutes of your meeting. Extremely useful for professionals who may want to save a meeting’s proceeding.

Journalists and activists will also benefit from using spy glasses. In covert operations wherein they might need to hide the fact that they are recording video, spy glasses would help to hide that fact. In fact, law enforcement already finds spy glasses to be extremely effective in apprehending criminals and lawless elements. Undercover agents can go into an operation wearing spywear and effectively record evidence against suspects.

Going to an event wherein cameras and videos are prohibited? Fear not, with spy glasses, you’ll get to record whatever you like without anyone being the wiser. And because spy glasses are so unobtrusive and many people do not expect eye glasses to have cameras, you can even use them as sort of a spy cam in any room you like. Leave it on your bedroom table or living room bookshelf and watch what happens when you leave your wife or husband alone in the house.

Advantages of Spywear

One big advantage of spy glasses is portability. Unlike hidden cameras or spy cams, you can take spy glasses with you and record videos secretly anywhere. You don’t have to set it up before recording. Another advantage is the freeing up of both of your hands for other activities. Unlike handheld camcorders, you have the free use of your hands when recording using spy glasses. So you can record while holding a gun while you’re hunting, or while reeling in that big fish you just caught off the rivers of the Amazon.

You also get to show a perfect video of your POV. Whatever you see, the spy glass sees. This can be perfect for video bloggers who continuously video blog their everyday lives. With spy glasses, they can just wear it and upload their recording immediately after.

Exciting times ahead

The future of spywear is bright. The development of technology improving spy glasses can only get better. We can expect to see spy glasses in the future that record and produce videos at exactly the same or nearly the same quality of professional video cameras. We might even expect these spy glasses to have features that allow for the instant uploading and broadcasting of video via WiFi, 3G, or Bluetooth.

Expect to see sleeker designs with easier controls, and sharper images. The world of spying will never be the same again. Before, it used to be that only spies used spy glasses. But now, even ordinary citizens can use them for recreation, education, research, professional work, and other various reasons.

Spy glasses can be bought online for as low as $50 and as high as $200. You get what you pay for though. You can also add extras to your purchase like additional memory, USB charger, extra lenses, and mp3 player with headphones. Along with the spy glass, you’ll probably get a case, cleaning cloth, AC adapter, microSD, and USB cable. You’ll also need to look for some sort of warranty or guarantee before buying the product.

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