Brando "Spy Ear" is a tiny cell phone that always picks up

Calling this little box the "Tiny SIM Card Spy Ear" is confusing literalism the way only crapvendor Brando can do it. Here's what it does: It's basically a cellphone in a box with a microphone, letting you call in to its phone number and listen to whatever it can hear. It works on GSM only and charges over USB, so I'm presuming that means it has a built-in battery, as well. At $65 it's not exactly cheap for all that it actually does, but spy craft is not a poor man's game. (Unless it is.)
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7 Responses to Brando "Spy Ear" is a tiny cell phone that always picks up

  1. Anonymous says:

    If you’re on a budget you can pick up an oldschool nokia phone off ebay for $5, solder together some pins on the charging connector to force it into “headset mode”, choose “auto answer” from the menu, and set your ringtone to silent. It’ll do exactly the same thing as this device, only larger and cheaper.

    Search google for “nokia james bond trick” and I think you should find it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    My oh my, I hope I dont get caught puttin it to the neighbors cat!!

  3. weatherman says:

    Actually $65 seems pretty cheap for something like that.

    In defense of Brando, I think his wares are better characterized as craptastic.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you don’t trust him/her/it, then forget the phone. Trust and be trustworthy and you won’t need gadgets that will just add to your frustration. Truth is the best option. It is also free.

  5. Timothy Hutton says:

    A few questions come to mind:

    This is a cell phone, you need a GSM service contract – can you put this on an annonymous Pay-as-you-go type account, or must you register this and tie it to your credit card?

    How sensitive is the mic? How far away can normal, “inside” speaking voice[0] be picked up from?

    How long does the (presumed) battery last?

    Can you run this off an outside power source (i.e. USB power adapter)?

    [0] Sorry, I am a parent…

  6. Anonymous says:

    ahah! i can imagine Michael Westen using this already.

  7. nutbastard says:

    actually, this is pretty f’ing cool.

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