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Finding uses for the world's smallest camcorder

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We all like making things out of miniature electronics (don't we), but I've just found a use for the world's smallest camcorder. Yes, this thing is battery powered and the size of a pack of gum, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in covert usage.

In the past few months, I've heard from many people that gas tanks of parked cars are being invaded by siphoning gas thieves. It's no wonder -- gas is not exactly cheap these days. It's hard to imagine that different thieves hit different cars all the time in the same area, so wouldn't it be cool to use one of these inside the wheel well of a parked car or truck and make a video of a thief stealing gas from your precious vehicle?

The camcorder in question records at 15 frames per second (not the best, but passable) in the 3GP format, which is most commonly used in newer multimedia cellphones. I can't begin to imagine the uses for a highly covert miniature camcorder like this, but busting gas thieves and providing evidence to the police sounds like a good starter use to me. The unit stores video on a standard microSD card and has a wide angle 3.6mm lens. While not the best specs for video recording (far from it), the size alone makes this gadget exceptionally useful.


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