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The ever-shrinking SIM card

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Editorial, Features

SIM, micro SIM, and nano SIM

What you see in the image above is the evolution of mobile phone SIM card design over the past four years. The largest in the image, known as the mini-SIM, was used for quite a while as the standard in GSM cell phones. However, as smartphones began to rise in popularity, drop is cost, and brought increased functionality, it was determined that the mini-SIM just wasn't mini enough. It took up too much of the precious real estate that mobile phone manufacturers needed for other things. Thing like a GPS radio, Wi-Fi, larger batteries, dock connectors, graphics chips, and more. And so began the start of the shrinking SIM card.

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Play Spy With Cell Phone Data Extractor

You can save, edit and delete SMS and phone book entries that you have on your SIM card with the Cell Phone Spy Data Extractor. Or, if you are the nosy type, you can use its software to read someone else’s saved data. Plug the recovery reader into your USB port and check out your no longer loved one’s cell phone or other device’s info, even if it has been deleted. You can also use it to transfer information from one SIM card to another. At a size of 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/8-inch, the device will not work with Verizon, or some pre-paid and Nextel/Sprint 2-way phones. The Extractor is available for $149.00.

 

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Listen in With Spy Ear

ZRAD Spy EarWe don’t know why it is that we seem to be receiving so much info on surveillance gadgets of late, but we are beginning to think that it is not just a coincidence. Vavolo has released the ZRAD Spy Ear, which requires no software or special configuration for a range of 900 to 1,900 Hz. Embedded in the device is a condenser mic and you just insert a charged GSM SIM card and plant it near your best friend or worst enemy. It will run for 24 hours before needing a recharge with a standby time of 15 days. Not quite ready for the U.S., it comes with a MSRP of $139.99.

(Thanks, Cassily)

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The Spy Ear Listening Device

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, USB, Misc. Tech

Spy Ear Listening Device

We love technology because it makes our lives a little easier and a lot more fun. But technology has its scary, dark side, too. Case in point the . Charge the listening device via , then put your SIM card inside. Hide it near whomever you wish to spy on, then call the card from another phone. When connected, you can hear everything going on in Spy Ear’s vicinity.

Clever Scary, no?  That’s why this article was written as much to warn you as to inform you. Just hope your boss spouse

enemies are too cheap to shell out the $85 USD. AC adapter also included.

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