Badass Spy Gadgets That Are Almost Too Cool To Believe
Think spy technology is only used in the movies? Nope! Here are some crazy devices that are actually real and have been used in real life.
The Lipstick Pistol
This device was actually used in the mid-60s by the Russian KGB. The single shot weapon was called “The Kiss Of Death,” and is now housed in the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.
If you get caught spying, how do you get out of a tight predicament? Perhaps give the person perusing you an uneasy stomach? The gadget spits out “ultra-high frequency sound-waves which soon leads most in its vicinity to queasiness.
Pen Document Scanner
Even new-school spies need to get a hold of paper documents. That’s where the Pen Scanner comes in. The DocuPen RC800 lets you discreetly scan some papers while nobody is looking.
So you found some documents, but they’re shredded!? Just use “Unshredder,” a computer program that reconstructs documents that have been shred in machines. It’s much easier than trying to piece everything back together.
Maple Seed Camera
These tiny devices are used by the U.S. military. Each “seed” has a camera and wireless communications. They are being developed to detect chemical or biological weapons in war zones, and also to find survivors in disaster areas.
If you are a spy that needs to find drugs (or the government), DrugWipe could be useful to you. It’s a small and portable drug test kit that can fit in a pocket. All DrugWipe needs is the saliva or sweat from a person, and it can test if someone has been taking illegal drugs.
Automatic Speech Translators
For spies who work internationally, the speech translator application on cell phones is what they need. When making a phone call, the application will translate the speech to text right on the screen! Now you really can be a James Bond spy.
No, this is not “Robocop,” and yes, they are real! It can capture 400 facial images a second from about 50 meters away! The glasses help identify people involved in fights or other illegal activity.