Dude, I'm A Secret Agent
High-tech gadgets for today's wannabe spy

For portable surveillance, do away with those pesky button-sized camcorders and just strap on a pair of Gen II Color Video Glasses. These eyeglasses are designed to operate as a video camera -- plugging directly into a video recording device and capturing everything you see. Want a video of your boss promising you that big raise? Then Gen II Color Video Glasses are for you. Though they run $2295, a black and white version is available for $2050.

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... by Thomas S. Roche
... in the Scope section
... from August 9, 1999

"What's to stop an imposter from sitting down at your PC and sending a secured encrypted email message using your digital signature?" asks the Web site touting the ultimate in personal computer security. Nothing is the answer. Except for the fact, GettingIt wishes to add, that most of us lock our doors. Even so, if you're looking for the highest security possible on your personal computer, go for the BioMouse Desktop Fingerprint Scanner. The device renders an application, or your whole computer, inaccessible unless it scans your fingerprint on startup. It runs for $299 and can scan up to ten fingers per user.

Thomas S. Roche is a GettingIt staff writer.