Eavesdropping made easy
Ever wished you knew what somebody over at the other table was talking about? Assuming you enter a cocktail party, only to have the entire room fall to a silent hush before normal conversation resumes. Whispers are being passed by from one end of the room to another, and you’re dying to figure out whether you committed a fashion faux pas or you failed to zip up your fly. Whatever the scenario is, everyone could do with the Listen Up device that enables you to listen in discreetly, thanks to the credit card sized device.
All you need to do is slip it into your pocket, wear the pair of earphones, and adjust the volume to the desired level. This means you can watch the TV or listen to the radio at an extremely low volume without disturbing the general peace around. Of course, it can also be used for more sinister purposes as mentioned above, listening in on conversations where you previously had no access or privy to. The only problem I forsee would be crossing paths with an extremely loud, sudden noise like a firecracker – that would be very painful to your eardrums to say the least.
I don’t know about you, but the old guy on the product page creeps me out. Apparently at the top of the page he has this elderly blonde (I assume she’s his wife) sleeping beside as he uses the Listen Up device to watch TV at a low volume level, but going further down the page you see him smiling to himself as he eavesdrop on a conversation between two sweet young things, presumably without his wife’s knowledge. Could he be listening to just how much his daughter loves him, or is there something more sinister to the whole matter? Whatever it is, $14.99 for the Listen Up device sounds far too cheap when you consider the technology packed inside. Is there a catch somewhere that we don’t know of? Enlighten us in the comments.