The Camera Bag: These juice and milk boxes are actually secret spy cameras


posted Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:29 PM EDT


Stealthy, super-secret spy cameras come in all shapes and sizes. Back in the 1800s, they looked like snazzy, metal pocket watches. More recently, digital spy cameras have been hidden in smiley face buttons or in a pair of sunglasses.

Now comes an analog spy camera embedded in something as innocuous and inconspicuous as a juice or milk box. Just push the straw of this hidden camera and a 28mm, f/9.5 lens opens up. Push the straw again and you can surreptitiously snap photos at your favorite lunch counter, diner or kid's birthday party.

It's hard to get the full scoop on the mechanics behind these Japanese juice/milk box cameras, but as far as we can tell they use traditional film. Now that's what we call an old school spy gadget! (Although the fact that some of these boxes say "35mm camera" on them just might blow your cover.)

These box cameras made by Japanese company FUUVI and you can get them here for $25 a piece.

(Via Laughing Squid and Foodigity)