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Snap-on smartphone accessory Peek-I lets creeps take photos discretely

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Snap-on smartphone accessory Peek-I lets creeps take photos discretely

Now here's an Indiegogo campaign for a project that's both clever and creepy at the same time – the Peek-I. Its purpose? To allow users to take candid photos and videos of people around them. That is, without having to point their phone at their target. The accessory is, basically, a rotating mirror that magnetically snaps on top of a smartphone's camera lens, allowing it to "see" things reflected at a 90-degree angle when opened. And when it is closed, the Peek-I looks like a cute and innocent decorative toy. Imagine the possibilities!

And apparently, there's enough consumer interest in a product like this. The Peek-I has long shot past its crowdfunding target of $1000, having raised more than $21 000 over the past six weeks. With 19 days left until the campaign's end, the gizmo can be pre-ordered for as little as $15 apiece. $25 gets you two of them, and for $30, you can treat yourself to a VIP edition of the Peek-I, sporting a gold or silver finish. While the gizmo appears to be suitable for use with the iPhone, it should be compatible with other smartphones that have a flat enough back. A sticky ring attachment is available for use with smartphones that do not have a metal back plate.

The makers of Peek-I are expecting to start shipping the accessory in May of this year. And if you happen to see one attached to a bystander's phone, smile, because you might be on camera.



source: Indiegogo

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posted on 30 Apr 2014, 01:52 4

1. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Everyone with this gadget will be branded as a pervert. Guilty or not. =P

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:15 2

4. rallyguy (Posts: 558; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Especially since they advertise it as a spy product.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:05 4

8. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1065; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


yeah lets stop google glass because someone can record you but allow things like this, and button cams everyone is recorded every day without there knowledge from cctv and other security things atms, but god forbid we want to use glass that gives us info and entertainment and life saving tools

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:44

9. jroc74 (Posts: 4966; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly....I wanna see things like this get the same hate and ignorance thrown at it like Google Glass.

Something like this is specifically for taking pics secretly, viewing things secretly. Google Glass has a wiiiide range of uses.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 01:53

2. gigaraga (Posts: 1228; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Haha I really enjoy the way the ad is produced...and actually very useful! I would get one to snap dem pics ;)

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:05 1

3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3333; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The poor man's Google Glass perv camera.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 04:00 2

5. Shteeve (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Just wait for the next 1, Peek-I Upskirt Edition

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 04:37

6. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


I would want one of these thank you

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:01

7. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Ugh, who funds this kind of sh!t?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:24

10. jb4674 (Posts: 140; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Funny how people (including PA staff) like to throw offensive terms at a genuine idea just because they don't agree with it.

Great job Phone Arena and all the narrow-minded folks....

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:52 1

11. linaresx (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


"And no one will never know"...Until complaints are splashed all over the news then everyone will know what an ass you are when they see a dental mirror sticking out of your phone.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:17 1

12. hltechie (unregistered)


Great idea but seriously... no good can come of this.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 23:15

13. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1153; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


anyone with the nokia 1520 is gonna see almost anything.

posted on 01 May 2014, 17:39

14. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Is nobody else concerned that it sticks to the smartphone with a magnet? Magnets are still bad for computers right?

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