Espionage is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if there are any James Bond wannabe, there are various devices in the market for spying purposes. Smart as a button is pretty apt for Thanko’s Spy Button video camera. The five nondescript buttons look like they belong on your shirt but can secretly capture video in VGA @ 15 fps or stills in 1280×1024. It has a 4GB internal memory for uninterrupted footage. The camera can be plugged to a PC via USB to download the photos or video after shooting.


The camera is easily operated via magnetic on/off switches camouflaged as a gold ring on your finger. For the spy in you, Thanko’s Spy Button is an apt acquisition.