Covert Technology

In a world where technology is ubiquitious, some seek to hide their electronics

Implications - Whether it’s out of fear of envy, theft, or getting into legal trouble, there is a variety of tech camouflage on the market. Old walkmen to hide iPods, computers inside fake books and speakers disguised as rocks are meant to deter thieves. The camo satellite covers, however, cover illegal behavior.
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SCORE 4.8
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Average 5,005 Clicks Pub: Feb 12, 08
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Disguising Technology - Fake Book Hardbox Drive
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Untested 3,420 Clicks Pub: May 14, 08
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Camouflage Satellite Dishes - The Sqish
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Untested 4,067 Clicks Pub: Jun 12, 08
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