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Brookstone Sells Wi-Fi Enabled Cufflinks for $250

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The perfect gadget for the stylish techie!

Secret gadgets and gismos have always been an interest for men since the adventures of James Bond have been popularized in books and movies. Keeping secrets secret while keeping stylish harkens to Ian Fleming’s hero, and what better way to do so than by keeping your secrets at your hands? The Polished Oval WiFi/2GB USB cufflinks allow you to keep those secrets inconspicuously right at the flick of your wrist.

One cufflink breaks off at the rear and provides a safe hiding place for up to 2GB of data. Need to smuggle out account data for some espionage? They have a way of getting you in and out without setting off alarms. Need to take something back from the office to work at home? You’re covered there too. For those on the go trips, the other cuff link can provide a Wi-Fi signal.

Of course, it also works great if you need to upload that illicit account data to your remote secure server back at MI:6. All while looking as fresh as a shaken not stirred martini. If you're in the mood for some espionage, and have the dough for it head on over to Brookstone to grab your own for a hefty $249.

 

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    CaedenV , September 16, 2012 4:29 PM
    while this is cool... I am a little confused about the wifi part of this. I mean, is James Bond smuggeling a large desktop into a high security area, only to realize that the place he is setting up has no ethernet available? So he slyly uses one of his cuff links rather than just installing a wifi card in the computer to begin with?
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    benji720 , September 16, 2012 4:10 PM
    $250 for 2GB? I'd rather get cheap cufflinks at ross and tape a flash drive to my leg or something.
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    CaedenV , September 16, 2012 4:29 PM
    while this is cool... I am a little confused about the wifi part of this. I mean, is James Bond smuggeling a large desktop into a high security area, only to realize that the place he is setting up has no ethernet available? So he slyly uses one of his cuff links rather than just installing a wifi card in the computer to begin with?
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    memadmax , September 16, 2012 4:52 PM
    I'm not buying those unless I can shoot heat seeking missiles from them!

    =D
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    victorious 3930k , September 16, 2012 5:13 PM
    My pants are full of wet.
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    Blessedman , September 16, 2012 5:19 PM
    I too am confused about the wifi cuff...
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    wildwell , September 16, 2012 5:28 PM
    The 2GB storage is obvious; is the other cufflink a usb wifi adapter?
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    glurg , September 16, 2012 5:31 PM
    wifi cufflink is awkward...like Caeden said are you lugging a desktop around without a wifi card?
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    Vorador2 , September 16, 2012 6:06 PM
    It would make much more sense if the storage part was actually a microsd usb adapter with added encryption ( for the spy part :-P ). You would be able to replace the measly 2Gb with 64 Gb easily, or change storage on the go.

    Still way too pricey.
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    Anonymous , September 16, 2012 8:11 PM
    The wifi scenario is: you're targeting a desktop to which you have physical access, but which has only wired networking. You are carrying the cufflink and. of course, your smartphone. (In this case, probably an Android or a heavily jailbroken iPhone, not a standard issue iPhone). You have full control over the computer and the encryption is broken, but you need to get a continuing data stream out of it. So you make it wifi enabled (and give it a hidden-SSID accesspoint setup) and leave the smartphone somewhere in range where it can store whatever comes out of the keylogger you have planted. At the end of the diplomatic party, you stroll out with the smartphone, leaving the wifi adapter in place for the next time you're nearby.
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    CaedenV , September 16, 2012 8:33 PM
    JRJ79The wifi scenario is: you're targeting a desktop to which you have physical access, but which has only wired networking. You are carrying the cufflink and. of course, your smartphone. (In this case, probably an Android or a heavily jailbroken iPhone, not a standard issue iPhone). You have full control over the computer and the encryption is broken, but you need to get a continuing data stream out of it. So you make it wifi enabled (and give it a hidden-SSID accesspoint setup) and leave the smartphone somewhere in range where it can store whatever comes out of the keylogger you have planted. At the end of the diplomatic party, you stroll out with the smartphone, leaving the wifi adapter in place for the next time you're nearby.

    Ah Ha! Thanks for clearing that up.

    Wouldn't a Bluetooth be a simpler or at least more useful solution?
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    boltimuss , September 16, 2012 9:50 PM
    Who wears cufflinks anymore?
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    jkflipflop98 , September 16, 2012 11:23 PM
    boltimussWho wears cufflinks anymore?


    Men with class.
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    razor512 , September 17, 2012 12:12 AM
    the actual chip used in a 2 port hub is actually pretty small

    they sell wifi adapters that are pretty much the size of the USB port + 2-3mm sticking out, and they also make flash drives like that and the components are pretty thin (thin enough for you to actually buy the tiny flash drive, then stuff the actual chip for the USB hub and the wifi card into it's casing, then get some cheap material to make it look like a cufflink)

    overall, it is just an item that cost about $5 to make and then has an insane price markup.
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    azraa , September 17, 2012 3:06 AM
    benji720$250 for 2GB? I'd rather get cheap cufflinks at ross and tape a flash drive to my leg or something.


    I can already see you trying to steal data with you leg stretched up to an USB port.
    Classy move, mate.
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    TopMark , September 17, 2012 4:05 AM
    I need this to show my friends. First I need $250 though.
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    freggo , September 17, 2012 3:14 PM
    boltimussWho wears cufflinks anymore?


    Anyone with a bit of class does.
    Hang around upper management lounges and they are basically a must.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , September 18, 2012 6:13 PM
    People still use Cufflinks?