The 7 Best Spy Glasses

Updated March 13, 2018 by Josh Darling

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Whether sought out for cloak-and-dagger purposes or simply as a neat new gadget to enjoy, this diverse list of spy glasses is sure to hold something that'll catch your eye. Paired well with a smartwatch and a martini (shaken, not stirred), these pieces of eyewear range from simple toys with reflective lenses to recording devices that are truly Bond-worthy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best spy glass on Amazon.

7. Jiusion HD

Though probably not discreet enough to warrant use for actual espionage, the Jiusion HD are an attractive choice both for their low price and for the ability to remove the small camera from the arm it comes on. The quick charge time is another major plus.
  • holds up to 32 gb sd card
  • cam attaches easily to most frames
  • does not compress stored recordings
Brand Jiusion
Model SC-00701
Weight 6.2 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

6. Rearview Mirror Vision

The Rearview Mirror Vision shades are a good bit different from the rest of the models seen on this list, as well as a fair deal less costly (though, perhaps, less useful, too). Nonetheless, they do what they are supposed to, and are cheaper than most other trick specs.
  • allow wearer to see behind them
  • highly entertaining toy for kids
  • lenses give some people headaches
Brand RV Spy Glasses
Model RVG
Weight 0.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Snapchat Spectacles

While they may be far too conspicuous to be considered for stealth purposes, the Snapchat Spectacles bear an obvious similarity to the majority of the items on this list. For folks looking to capture first-person memories in ten-second increments, these are a great pick.
  • save automatically to snapchat
  • stay in the moment when snapping
  • frame too narrow for wide faces
Brand Snapchat, Inc.
Model Spectacles 1.0
Weight 13.6 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

4. YYCamus 4 in 1

Though built with cheap components, the YYCamus 4 in 1 are debatably the best value on this list. Their video and audio, while not great, are both serviceable, and while they don't come with an SD card, they can handle one with up to 32 GB of storage.
  • built-in mp3 player and earphones
  • record continuously for over 10 min
  • quality control is hit and miss
Model SCNEW-03267
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

3. WiseUp Mini DV

Sunglasses may dominate the camera-fitted eyewear market, but they are likely too conspicuous to use in most indoor settings, save perhaps a poker table or a criminal hideout. So the clear-lens WiseUp Mini DV are among the best options for recording inside discreetly.
  • pinhole cam blends in well
  • record in 1080p at 30 fps
  • filming limited to 3 minutes per vid
Model WP-GL5000-A
Weight 4.3 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Enklov Polarized

For the real secret agents among us, remaining incognito while collecting information is paramount. Folks fitting that description ought to check out the Enklov Polarized, a pair of shades that are just the right combination of snappy and nondescript needed for covert ops.
  • operable with a single button
  • comfortable and relatively light
  • built with high-quality materials
Model G2
Weight 3.7 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. PowPro PP-SG110

With their immediately identifiable sportswear aesthetic and all-black frames, the PowPro PP-SG110 are one of the more discreet options out there — that is, so long as your subjects don't know to look for arms much thicker than those seen on camera-free spectacles.
  • polarized lenses block glare well
  • store up to five hours video
  • narrow cam angle for a crisp image
Brand Powpro
Model 4332027859
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on March 13, 2018 by Josh Darling

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