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The best…spy gadgets

TCO DVR Spy Camera, Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen, and more

TCO DVR Spy Camera
The lens on this mini video camera looks like a button when you hide the rest of the device behind the placket of a coat or suit jacket. Just slip the lens through a buttonhole and you’re ready to bring home 4 GB worth of clandestine footage or still photos.
$25, amazon.com
Source: Popular Mechanics

Armasight Spark CORE Night-Vision Monocular
There are cheaper night-vision gadgets, but this one “illuminates things with an eerie level of precision.” It’s great for tracking nocturnal animals.
$524, armasight.com
Source: Wall Street Journal

SV-WRSD Wireless RF Signal Detector
This small radio-frequency detector lets you quickly sweep a room for audio transmitters or hidden cameras—a precaution that’s become more useful as “nanny cams” have proliferated.
$180, spyville.com
Source: Wall Street Journal

Esonic U2 Cellphone Recorder
This device makes recording a smartphone conversation simple—if you live in a state whose privacy laws allow it. Just plug the recorder into the headphone jack of any iPhone or Android and turn the recorder on.
$109, sears.com
Source: Gizmodo.com

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen
Gerber’s new tactical pen will write upside down or in the rain, but “shows its true colors when danger strikes.” Made of machined steel, it can be a weapon of last resort and features a steel tip strong enough to break glass.
$62, gerbergear.com
Source: Gizmag.com

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