As consumers, we are often drawn to products that make us stand out.  Oftentimes, we pursue the latest and greatest in flashy cars, stylish clothing, and dazzling electronics to separate ourselves from the crowd.

The surveillance world is quite a bit different. The equipment we use to spy with cannot attract attention or stand out, otherwise it loses its effectiveness.  When it comes to hidden cameras this is especially true. In fact, a hidden camera’s usefulness is largely determined by how unassuming and ordinary-looking it is.

In that spirit, we at Spy Tec have assembled a countdown of the ten most inconspicuous, mundane hidden cameras out there:

10. A Mini Clock Radio

Mini Clock Radio Hidden Camera

You can find them on every nightstand, in bedrooms across America, but this clock radio is a bit different. The Mini Clock Radio Night Vision Hidden Camera looks like a clock radio and works like a clock radio because it actually is a fully functional clock radio, with the added benefit of audio and visual recording capabilities.  It even includes night vision recording, making it a great choice for day or night surveillance.

Here’s a video of the Hidden Camera Clock in action:


9. A Rock

Rock Hidden Camera

While a rock will not blend into the background of most indoor settings, if you are looking for an outdoor surveillance option, the XtremeLife Camera Rock is your best bet.  This camera not only has the durability to withstand any weather conditions, but also comes equipped with motion activated, high-resolution video recording capability and an industry best battery life of up to one year.


8. Glasses

Glasses Hidden Camera

The Clear HD Video Glasses, as their title suggests, take crystal clear audio and HD visual recording of anything you look at with the touch of a button.  If you actually need glasses to correct your vision, these absurdly stylish Video Glasses can be fitted with prescription lenses.

7. A Keychain

Keychain Camera

This HD Video Camera Keychain is the perfect lightweight, easy to transport camera you have been looking for, unless you do not have a car, in which case it might be somewhat hard to explain away. The small camera has a battery life of up to an hour and takes incredibly clear 1080P HD video.

This tiny Camera Keychain packs a lot of recording punch:


6. A Power Adapter

Power Adapter Camera

Power Adapters are everywhere and generally do not merit any notice, unless you are trying to charge something.  This Power Adapter Hidden Camera is not only useful because of its motion activated, high-resolution video recording capability, but also because it is a fully functional power adapter that can charge anything while simultaneously escaping notice.


5. Headphones

Hidden Camera Headphones

These Law Mate Hidden Camera Headphones are an excellent surveillance tool that is highly transportable and won’t earn you a second glance. The camera is equipped with both audio and high resolution video recording.


4. Tissue Box

Tissue Box Hidden Camera

The Tissue Box Hidden Camera in an excellent, all-inclusive recording device with no pinholes or external wires to give away its true purpose.  A tissue box can be placed nearly anywhere, providing natural cover for this motion activated, audio and visual recorder.


3. Button Camera

Button Camera

Before you even get a chance to express your disbelief, this a fully functional audio and visual recorder shaped like a button. This Pro Grade Button Camera Set features compact button cameras you can attach to your shirt and is perfect for covert operations.


2. Pen

Hidden Camera Pen

This DOD HD Video Pen seamlessly packs a shake free, 720P HD grade video camera into the unassuming form of a pen. Honestly, it is difficult to think of an item that is less suspicious and commonplace than a pen. So, if you are looking for an excellent surveillance tool sure to fly under the radar, you have found the prefect camera.

Here’s a video that shows just how powerful this small video pen is:


1. Water Bottle

Water Bottle Hidden Camera

The only thing possibly less noticeable than a pen is a water bottle. The Water Bottle Hidden Camera is truly the ultimate choice in discreet surveillance tools. The camera is capable of high-resolution motion activated recording, and looks perfectly natural in any setting, be it on a counter top, desk, night table, or even in your hands.


So know that you know our top ten hidden cameras, watch out for any clock radios, rocks, glasses, keychains, power adapters, headphones, tissue boxes, buttons, pens, or water bottles, because they could be watching you.