Even though this looks like something that could heat up an entire city block, it actually lets you listen in on your neighbors. It’s the Spion Orbiter Electronic Listening Device.
That big dish on the front of the gun amplifies the conversations taking place in a 300-foot radius, allowing you to use the larger-than-life headphones to find out exactly who is saying what to whom. Be warned, though: You might overhear them talking about you.
Three other features make this particularly appealing: It has a recording device that can store up to 2 full minutes of conversation, it has a frequency control device that can help eliminate background noise, and it has (of course) a spyglass with a 10x zoom.
The price on this device is a modest US$60 from The Sharper Image.