A camera telescope? Close the blinds

Just be thankful your neighbors don't have one--yet

Camera telescope
Strong Idea

The people at Gadget Universe have some impressive products, but we can only hope that good intentions went into their conceptualization. Last week, we learned that they were selling a pair of 10x digital camera binoculars . Now, we find out that they're offering a telescope with a built-in 3.1-megapixel camera.

The product description talks about such innocent uses as sports, wildlife and vacation photography. But as we all know, any telescope can have entirely different applications in an urban setting, especially one with a lot of uncovered windows around. This one, which goes for $440, magnifies up to 45 times while taking photos along the way. So if we hear that one of our neighbors is getting one, it'll be time to invest in those new drapes we've been putting off.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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