Look around your room or office. Odds are there are plenty of great places someone could hide a camera.
Keeping tabs on a nanny or looking for a suspected thief are why some buy hidden cameras -- at least, it's what they might claim.
Among the many ways to sneak a peek of an unaware subject are such items as one billed by San Francisco's International Spy Shop as "Crouching tiger, hidden DVR," an AC-adapter DVR with an MSRP of $799 (it can be found on sale for as $295).
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It may look like a regular everyday AC adapter plugged into the wall, but the high-grade covert camera has a DVR built into the unit and is motion activated. Insert an SD card, plug it in and you are ready to cast a prying eye.
Other covert cameras available at spy shops include variations that come concealed in a clock, smoke detector, book, air purifier (one of the more expensive variations, with an MSRP of $649) and VCR. The last item, however, might draw undesired attention -- who still owns a VCR, anyway? It's so 1990s.
The thought of a camera concealed in a stuffed teddy bear, well, that just gives us the creeps.
SpyCompany -- a Buffalo-based spy tech seller that has had products featured on TV shows CSI and Cheaters -- sells the Smile You Cheating Pig Corder, a $70 item that looks just like one of those iconic "Have a Nice Day" smile face pins but can record audio and video and take still images.