A killer new device has just made its way onto the crowdsourcing scene, and I have a feeling it’s something that ghost hunters, Sasquatch chasers, and perverts are going to love: it turns your cell phone into a nightvision spy camera.
The new tool, appropriately titled the “Snooperscope”, attaches to any wifi enabled device, and uses its own ad-hoc network to stream live video in total darkness without the hassle of any extra wires or lens attachments. It doesn’t even need to be mounted on the device to function.
The PSY corporation has taken their project to the new crowdsourcing website HWTrek in an effort to find its mass production, and as a result, it’s possible to snag one of the first devices at much lower cost than the estimated $99 price point. I was lucky enough to snag one of $39 “early bird” scopes before they sold out, but there’s still plenty of first run offerings available for $69, a heck of a steal.
It goes without saying that this kind of compact gadget would prove useful to paranormal investigators of every kind, particularly as affordable nightvision cameras are becoming rarer and increasingly outdated. Rather than lug around full CCTV systems to investigations, ghost hunters could simply attach the Snooperscope to a nearby wall and monitor a room from their iPhone. The scope becomes even more interesting when considered for possible use in Bigfoot hunting cases when electrical power is scarce and noisy generators aren’t ideal.
As of this writing, the crowdfunding campaign has raised almost $6,500 of its $60,000 goal, and has 34 days to go. Here’s hoping the paranormal community shows enough interest in the cool gadget to fully fund the project.
If you’re interested in snagging your own Snooperscope, you can check out PSY Corporation’s crowdfunding campaign at HWTrek. Be sure to watch the neat videos of the device in action.
What would you do with a nightvision attachment for your phone? Are there any interesting applications I missed? Share your thoughts with me on Facebook, on twitter @WhoForted, or in the comments below.