Take that selfie in the dark! Night vision is coming to smartphones

Phone cameras have a mortal enemy: darkness. Selfie may be the word of the year, but there isn’t a phone on the market that can take a good one in the dark. That problem may be no more with Snooperscope, an iOS and Android compatible night vision attachment.

Launching a crowdsource funding campaign starting tomorrow on HWTrek.com, Psy Corporation is aiming to raise $60,000 to help bring the Snooperscope to fruition. Does the company have any relation to Korean music sensation and temporary YouTube star Psy? Probably not, but we’re going to pretend it does. Regardless of his attachment to the project, if you were to ever hear someone humming “Gangnam Style” late at night, you could attach the Snooperscope to your mobile device of choice and quickly identify Psy searching through your trash to see if he left his cultural relevance there.

The Snooperscope connects to your phone via a secure peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection and uses the screen to provide you with a look into the darkness draped world that your eyes could otherwise not see. It’s ideal for use on overnight camping trips, wildlife adventurers, checking on things that go bump in the night, or creeps who want to watch people at night time. Or just point it at yourself and snap infrared selfies, no filter necessary. In all reality, it’s probably a pretty cool piece of technology, we’re just sure there’s plenty of people who have strange intentions for it.

If it is funded via HWTrek, the Snooperscope will retail for $100. But early birds that help with the crowdfunding campaign can score one for $40 if they act fast. Just please don’t be a weirdo about it.

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