Spy Gear Lie Detector Kit, we go fingers-on

by Mark R

I have always wondered how accurate lie detectors really are. I mean, if they worked all the time, it would certainly solve a lot of legal cases in a hurry.

I can honestly say that I was not able to get the Spy Gear Lie Detector Kit to work perfectly, but it isn’t really designed to work 100 percent of the time, because it is a toy.

Apparently, it is designed to “Ask tough questions to really make ’em squirm. The indicator lights light up when your suspect isn’t telling the truth. Busted!” Yes, this is the toy that can prevent your kids from torturing one another the next time they are playing Jack Bauer on 24. Now they can pretend they are Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro’s character from Meet The Parents).

I had a chance to try it out for myself, and when my son and I were playing with it, he just couldn’t break me. Of course, my son is six years old, and the deliberate lies that we were telling were only sometimes getting a positive reading.

Apparently, the number of lights on this thing signifies the chance that your last statement was a lie. Four bright ones means that you are busted! There is even a paper chart thing so you can write on it like the real lie detectors use.

Speaking of pens, the Lie Detector Kit came with an invisible ink pen that showed up under its battery-powered ultraviolet light. It is a nice bonus.

In case you want something to match the Spy Gear Security Scanner for those young ones on your Christmas list, the Lie Detector Kit is probably it. It is available on the Spy Gear website for $24.95.

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