''SUPERHEAR'' ELECTRONIC HEARING DEVICE
plus shipping and handling from Deer Creek Products, 3038 NW 25th
Ave., Pompano Beach, Fla. 33069, 954-978-0597. Allow 4-6 weeks
the perfect gift for the person on your list who is engaged in
espionage or law-enforcement surveillance. This device is designed
to enable the user to secretly ''listen in'' on conversations.
''Similar unit used by law and order agents,'' states the sales
a gander at some of the ''high-tech'' features of this device,
as listed in the operating instructions:
''scientific sound pick-up design.''
''high audio gain integrated circuit amplifier.''
''power ON indicator light.''
''large volume control with numbered increment settings.''
point you are saying: ''Wow! A headset, a scientific design,
an integrated circuit, a power light AND a volume control with
actual numbers on it! his device must cost an arm and a leg!''
is exactly where you are wrong, my friend. This unit sells for
just $7.95 -- about what it costs to see an Adam Sandler movie!
How can it possibly sell for such an amazingly low price?
The answer is brilliantly simple: It doesn't work. At least
ours doesn't. When you try to listen in on a conversation, you
hear voices, but they don't seem to be any louder; they're just
distorted. In fact, you hear the conversation more clearly when
you turn the Superhear's high-tech volume-control feature to
the increment setting of ''off.''
So this device is probably best suited for the law-enforcement
agent who is forced to conduct surveillance on really boring
criminals, and thus would rather not know what they are saying.
We also have a theory that if you used this device to listen
to ''hip-hop'' music, you would actually be able to understand
the lyrics. But we are nowhere near stupid enough to test that