Toy Surveillance Glasses For Kids

Play objects often mimic the realities of the adult world. The hot gift for for sale this holiday season is children’s SpyNet Glasses, which allow the child to steathily record video of everyone around them and upload the footage. The line of toys also includes a mock taser:

The SpyNet HQ glasses provide stealthy video recording, disguised as sunglasses! Get all the intel, in plain sight! Records up to 20 minutes of video – upload to your computer and SpyNetHQ.com!

16 Comments on "Toy Surveillance Glasses For Kids"

  1. Daniel Reasor | Dec 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm |

    Seems like a natural and organic evolution of the 1980s’ report-your-parents-to-the-cops D.A.R.E. program.

  2. This would be great for recording police.

  3. BuzzCoastin | Dec 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm |

    I don’t know quite when it happened or how
    but America is now The Land of the Snitches.
    I’m old enough to remember when being a snitch could get you punished
    now it’ gets you a job with Uncle Homeland.

    • Simaintongue | Dec 3, 2012 at 5:06 am |

      I’m telling you said that.

    • mannyfurious | Dec 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm |

      Generally, I agree with you, and it disgusts me, but…

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Snitchin

      Out in Colorado we had civilians getting raped (including male on male) in their own homes and murdered when this campaign was in full-swing.

      So, in “the hood” where people probably should do something about some of the shit they see, the do nothing and things continue to get worse. But, yeah, there are parts of this country that are half a step away from Maple St., and that’s fucking terrifying.

      • BuzzCoastin | Dec 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm |

        reporting rapes is a long way from snitching
        though it’s unlikely that snitching to the cops will solve the problem
        ’cause cops don’t really solve or even prevent crimes

        the snitching that seems most common in the US now is
        a neighbor annoys you & you call the cops in the hopes of some retribution
        or a Black man (other than Obama) walks through a neighborhood
        and they call the cops

        cops have become ubiquitous in America &
        Americans love snitching to their pigs

  4. alizardx | Dec 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm |

    If you’re looking for cheap consumer Spy Store stuff, go to Meritline http://www.meritline.com – they sell cheap Chinese consumer commodity products, usually quite a bit cheaper than Walmart for the “free shipping” items (everything small). Some product instructions may be in Chinese-only. While I usually buy things like cheap flash card readers there, judging from the online catalog selection, spying on one’s neighbors and business associates must be a favorite hobby in China.

    • "Big" Richard Johnson | Dec 3, 2012 at 12:34 am |

      Excellent tip comrade. Indeed, Commissar Zhang thanks you.

      • Actually, they’re out of Singapore. If you want to shop China, try dx.com … got a very nice Ricoh DSO (digital storage oscilloscope) from them for $350 including shipping.

  5. zombieslapper | Dec 3, 2012 at 1:57 am |

    I guess you guys forgot about Spy Tech, a line of toys for kids from the ’80s.

  6. Liam_McGonagle | Dec 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm |

    Sorry, but I am immediately suspcious of any 10 year old wearing glasses that look like they belong on an 80 year old.

  7. Um. my kid has a really big head, so I hope they make these in our size.

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