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Neck tie with a built-in camera

This post is about yet another spy gadget – a neck tie with a built in camera that was recently released by the Tokyo-based USB maker company – Thanko. It took them a period of 1.5 years to do the same. You even get a matching handkerchief and cuff-links along with the tie.

Thanko neck tie with a built-in mini camera

The gadget comes along with a remote control which the user can use to trigger the camera on or off. All the user needs to do is to press a button on the remote, while the remote can be kept in the pocket.

The remote control for the neck tie


  • 640 x 480 resolution at 30fps.
  • 4GB of internal flash memory.
  • Has a USB port.
  • Can store upto 2 hours of video at  a time.

According to the company, about 1GB is what is needed for a video recording of 30 minutes. The battery takes two hours to charge. The company also says that the users can record videos for 7 to 30 minutes continuously. The Operating System supporting this gadgets’s files are Windows XP or Vista.