Mirror, mirror, in my hand, what's the sneakiness camera of them all at CES?

Okay, I'm a little torn on this one. The MirrorCase, from RHP MultiMedia (like most technology) can be used for good or evil. What it does is redirect the camera on your iPhone (or soon, iPad) to face forward when your iOS device is held flat.


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As the name implies, through the clever use of mirrors and a custom app that reorients the image so it's not flipped/reversed, you can secretly capture video and photos without telegraphing what you're doing. This could be useful for recording a class lecture or presentation, but it could also be used for illicit purposes (in a locker room, for example, where many camera phones are prohibited). The app's stealth mode doesn't help ease my trepidation, as it hides the video screen and replaces it with fake app buttons.

Again, the MirrorCase can be used for good or bad purposes. Here's hoping you use it for good things! The MirrorCase will be available in March and I hope to be able to review it then to see just how practical it is.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.