It’s like, you can be James Bond. If you’re looking for an easy way to record the world around you, look no further than MiniGadgets products available at Solid Signal. These devices look like normal, everyday objects like clocks or pens or even water bottles, but they’re actually security cameras. Leave one in a room and you’ll be able to learn what goes on behind your back.

How is it done? Truth is, today it’s not so hard. We’re talking about devices that record onto memory cards using tiny cameras like the ones in your phone. That may have been revolutionary technology 50 years ago but today it’s pretty commonplace. The trick is making these devices look just like regular, normal things, and the folks at Mini Gadgets do a great job there too. In fact, most of the cameras are also usable as the things they look like. For example, the clock works … like a clock. I think that most of us are at least somewhat aware that we’re being recorded at least most of the time. It’s just part of life in the 21st century. So, why not do a little recording yourself?

Now, I have to say this, recording people without their consent may be illegal. I’m not a lawyer, but if you’re trying to prove something in court your Mini Gadgets footage may not be admissible unless you make everyone aware of the fact that they could be recorded, and that’s kind of the opposite of what you’re trying to do. On the other hand, if you’re trying to find out if your boyfriend is cheating on you or if your nanny is stealing food from the fridge, this might be just the thing. I would seriously consult an attorney if you’re planning to use this or any other recording device to further a court case.

So, ok, I said that, the lawyers can get off my back.

If you’re wondering which is better, this or a regular security camera, think about it this way: most security cameras send images in real time to your phone or computer, which is great for knowing what’s going on now. But they don’t usually save that information unless you put in a security DVR. They’re also really obvious… they’re designed to stick out because just the presence of a camera will help deter thefts. On the other hand, if you’re really interested in catching someone in the act, you’ll need to hide that camera and keep a permanent recording. That’s where Mini Gadgets come in.

Give it a try… look at the selection of great Mini Gadgets products now at Solid Signal!

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.