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The only reason I can think of, to post this Idea, is to warn folks
what to look for, should someone actually implement it
A pair of shoes is modified to be all glittery. The glitter
existence of an upward-facing (and reflective) camera lens
built into the
top part of
the shoe. Cameras are so small these days that an entire unit
be built into a shoe without discomforting the feet. Wires could
from the camera unit to the inside of a pants-leg, where
image-storing hardware can be located separately from the
Dress-wearing or skirt-wearing ladies should be particularly on
the lookout for
Not glittery, but real, especially for up-skirt pervs. [neutrinos_shadow, Sep 07 2015]
$2 million in diamonds, but no camera [Vernon, Sep 09 2015]
This was productized 6 years ago
[MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 09 2015]
||I hate to tell you this, [vernon], but you missed that
particular wave by about 10 years.
||Oh my. Thank you for thinking of us gals. I shall now insist all
men with glittery shoes that approach me, take off their
shoes. Just in case. That should happen
about...Hmmmm...ONCE IN NEVER. But I like the idea anyway,
of an upward facing camera, the perspective would be
awesome, for looking at the clouds. Yay. +
||He's missed the patent leather shoe wave by at least 60 years.
||//Dress-wearing ladies should be particularly on the lookout
for such shoes!//
I say, you forgot to close your Terry-
Thomas tags, Vernon, old chap. Here, let me help you
||[MaxwellBuchanan], most cameras available to Joe Public
were not that small, ten years ago. See [Ian Tindale]'s link
for evidence of that. Today, the easy availability of quite-
small camera units (see your average smartphone and even
average portable dumbphone) is what makes this Idea
worthy of being
||Outfit all thirty students on a 15 countries in 8 days tour with shoes like this. They would snap thousands of random photos. Then take the photos, add a narrator, and make an underground travel movie.
||Things would mostly be looking up.
||[Vernon], see link for the same thing 6 years ago.
Small digital camera modules were certainly
available a decade ago from electronics suppliers
such as RS or Farnell, having been in mobile phones
since about 2000. My point was that this idea is
||[MaxwellBuchanan], OK, point taken --except for one
teensy thing. This Idea mentions glittery shoes specifically
to disguise the existence of the reflective camera lens. Any
ordinary shoe with just a single highly reflective spot will
attract curiosity as to what is causing the reflectivity. For
generically glittery shoes the answer could be so obvious
that one would have to be specifically suspicious of a
possible camera --as indicated by a warning in the main
||Oh cute, now I can virtually walk in the paws of two little mice.
||I wonder if ladies will ever wear chunky platform heels with a battery hidden in the platform and camera in the chunky heel and take videos of strange men following them around?