Worried About Someone Spying on You? This Gadget Finds Hidden Cameras in Any Room

Spy Associates
Spy Associates

Finding a hidden camera in your hotel, Airbnb, or dressing room is a horrifying experience that no one should go through. While it doesn't happen every day, there have been enough recent cases to raise alarm. In late October, a couple on a Carnival cruise reportedly found a camera in their bedroom, and several hotel and rental home guests have been secretly recorded in the last month as well.

Spy Associates, a maker of surveillance and privacy protection products, has designed a product that will help put worried travelers' minds at ease. The company's SpyFinder Pro Hidden Camera Detector uses LED strobe lights to ferret out the reflective surfaces of various kinds of cameras. The company says the gadget works even when cameras are undetectable to the human eye, and even when they're turned off or non-functioning.

The company recently launched the product on Kickstarter, and it has already well exceeded its $10,000 goal. The battery-powered device is recommended for frequent travelers or people with privacy concerns at work or at home.

"You won't believe how small hidden cameras are these days," the company says in its Kickstarter campaign. "Often no bigger than a pinhole, these tiny spy cameras are concealed inside everyday objects such as clocks, glasses, lamps, picture frames, USB chargers, keychains, desktop fans, outlets, smoke detectors, DVD players, fake water bottles, air fresheners, and so much more."

The SpyFinder Pro is small enough to fit in your pocket and easy to use. Simply look through the viewfinder while pushing the button on top and peering around the room. If there's a camera, the area it's hidden in will start blinking through the viewfinder. There are three different LED settings, depending on the size of the room and type of surface. For example, a low-intensity setting should be used in a bathroom with mirrors to prevent false reflections.

Anyone who pledges $198 by November 24 will receive the SpyFinder Pro at a $50 discount. The product will be delivered (with free shipping to U.S.-based customers) this December. Once the fundraising campaign ends, it will be available on SpyAssociates.com for $248.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

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Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Stock Catalog, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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