Need a light?

So you won’t be able to pick up a girl outside a bar by offering to light her cigarette with this lighter, but you may be able to pick up some incriminating evidence for later. Covering all the stops, this generic-looking plastic lighter is a camera/videocamera/USB stick in one. Don’t get too hooked on the neon yellow/pink color combo, as it varies and you’ll have no idea what you’re getting until it hits your mailbox.

Spy gadget lighter

Vital stats: Images and film recorded in color, and there’s a little switch to help you flick between the two modes. One press of a button to start recording and to stop. When you plug it into your PC via the USB drive capability, you’ll be charging the Li-ion battery as well.


  • Image resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixel, JPEG file format
  • Video resolution: 640 x 480 pixel, AVI file format
  • Built-in 4GB memory
  • Yours for $49.00

Things we’re a little skeptical about: First off, it’s a little too bright – anything that bright is going to draw unnecessary attention to itself. Second, what if someone actually turns to you, cigarette dangling in mouth, and motions to your lighter (that you of course, have out for the clicking). Er, sorry mate, it doesn’t work…just carrying it around cos it looks pretty?

If you can talk your way out of that one, then go for it.

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