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From Hollywood To High Street: Spy Gadgets Turn You Into Secret Agents

Author : Rose Li

For over two centuries, a variety of gadgets have been utilized as tools for spying. The types, sizes, color, and technology employed in these spy gadgets have evolved over time from easy encrypted notes of the old 19th century gadgets to the advanced spy gadgets that have fascinated the minds of the modern generation today.

Hid tools used for espionage and surveillance, spy gadgets have exploded into mainstream acceptance as a few variations are now provided and affordable for even the normal Joe. But this increasing popularity can be assigned more due to popular films and TV programs that have stirred the imagination of old and young alike.

Smash flicks featuring James Bond, Jason Bourne, The Italian Job, Ocean's 11 and a host of other spy and action movies never ceased to amaze audiences with their impressive selection of spy gadgets. The big screen does not have a monopoly of featuring these dazzling spy gadgets as top-grossing TV programs like The Avengers, The Man From Uncle, Spooks, CSI, 24 and countless others feature one type of spy device or another within their episodes.

Even the world of gaming has contributed much to the acclaim for spy gadgets, and this virtual world is an even better platform to feature spy tools and technologies that are not even seen in the films. Spy gizmos and technologies like night vision, thermal imaging, wire cameras and so very much more are integrated elements of preferred video console games like Splinter Cell, Call of Duty and other similar P.C or console games.

Spy Gadgets : The Thin Line Between The Movies And Real Life

While some amazing spy gadgets featured in these movies, TV shows and computer games show out-of-this world technologies and won't be available in reality yet there are crossover versions that are generally accessible in the present market. These include : Night vision goggles that use infrared technologies to allow users to see in the dark ; a wide selection of concealed and pinhole cameras ; snake cams that may be inserted into tight spots ; signal jammers ; pen cameras ; concealed mikes or bugs the list can go on unending.

While special agents like James Bond featured in these films use spy gadgets for covert ops against criminal masterminds, real life people using similar tools use them in varied everyday applications. Law enforcement agents and private investigators use these gadgets on an everyday basis for surveillance work or to monitor criminal activities. Non-public individuals use these devices for security purposes like night vision cameras and motion detectors to protect their homes and properties.

Increased Efficacy Using Camouflaged Or Hidden Spy Gizmos

Real life spy gadgets, as well as those used in the flicks, are useful just when they're going undetected right from under the noses of people under surveillance. These spy gadgets are useless if discovered and would often put our heroes in very tight circumstances as in the case of Hollywood smashes.

The following is a partial listing of spy gadgets masked or concealed inside other gizmos or objects to avoid detection. The possibilities can be unending, but here are some of the most typical items utilized by people on an everyday basis making them perfect items where a camera or bug can be concealed.

* Pen - miniature cameras or listening devices hidden within completely working pens. A good item to slip into any situation or location without people hinting anything about them.

* Hat - pinhole cameras can be placed as an element of the design of the hat permitting users to capture pictures and get footages of folks or areas where the hat is facing at.

* Shirts, T shirts and other clothing can be inserted with concealed cameras or listening devices without people knowing about them, regardless of whether they're within close proximity to the user.

* Tie Pin - if putting cameras or bugs straight in the clothing isn't convenient, putting them inside accessories like tie pins, cuff links, brooches, and other similar items would be better possible choices.

* Clock - these devices are trusting looking contraptions that will appear as a normal addition to any room, except that they can be fitted with a concealed camera or listening device.

* Calculator - calculators are standard tools or gadgets in any office or home so they'd be perfect items to place a concealed camera or bug and can simply be moved around to get the very finest viewpoint.

* Radio - most homes, offices and business multinationals have a radio or audio clobber installed making them good locations to cover a camera or bug without any person suspecting of anything.

* Phone - almost anyone is carrying a cell phone or have handsets in their homes, offices or business enterprises.

* Sunglasses - glasses are perfect places to put mini-cameras as they can be employed while worn or just putting them on top of a table and face it towards the person or location under surveillance.

Considerations When Sourcing Out Spy Gadgets

If you're looking for spy gadgets to sell on your online store or for private use, you should take some issues into account. The web is the fastest and least expensive way to source out wholesalers and drop ship suppliers of these gadgets. You must also consider sourcing out these items from abroad especially from China. Chinese manufacturers have evolved from the cheap and low-quality fabricators of prior years to world-class makers selling high quality products that will rival branded products in the market.

Another consideration that buyers and shops of spy gadgets should take is regarding the legalities related to the use and application of these tools. It should be clear to your buyers that spy gadgets should be used within the boundaries of privacy laws. You can do this by putting disclaimers in your websites or product listings.

Spy contraptions are hot ticket items to sell online, thanks to the thrills of Hollywood movies and similar TV shows. Cash in with this trend now and search the net for the least expensive but top quality products you can add in your web store -- just don't be confounded if James Bond contacts you to order one for himself!

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