LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 - If you want to get on some James Bond level espionage stuff, you could try buying a flying robot to spy on your neighbors, but the noise will clue them in. The best option right now is this tiny sensor wearable HD camera sensor from Liquid Image that can grab 1080p video without anyone knowing it’s there.
The Ego mini is a Wifi equipped HD camera that is marketed towards outdoor adventure seekers that want to record their greatest stunts and disasters, but it also comes with the ability to broadcast your video-feed over WiFi to an iPhone or Android device 400meters away, making it a perfect spycam.
With a profile that’s minuscule compared to competitors like the GoPro, the Ego mini is the smallest mountable HD camera. It has an external battery that lasts for 4 hours when shooting video and you can mount the battery at another location too, so you can keep the camera sensor mounted on places you normally wouldn’t mount a camera. Like your wrist, or peeking through your jacket – you can put it pretty much anywhere.
If you don’t want to shoot video, the Ego mini can snap 12MP photos in continuous shot mode and store them on a Micro SD card. The 135 degree wide angle lens can capture more action than a traditional video cam, and then you can stream that action over to your friend’s phones.
Liquid Image says the Ego mini will ship in August 2013 and retail for $199.