Hammacher Schlemmer offers ugly Red Light Camera Detector

Like most people, I tend to speed every now and then. What I don't do is run red lights if I can help it. That is just asking for trouble and if you live in a city where they use cameras on the red lights, it can get you a ticket as well. Hammacher Schlemmer has a new device from Whistler called the Red Light Camera Detector that may well be the strangest device to ever help people break the law.

The part that baffles me about the thing is that you can just look to see if there are cameras on the red light if you have the need to run it. It's not like a camera can hide like a police officer can. The detector has a 1.6-inch OLED screen that shows you a graphic of where the camera is located and how far you are from it.

The camera database is updated monthly for the device. Updates are applied by connecting the detector to your computer via USB. After the first year updates cost $19.95 per year. The thing looks gigantic, but measures 3.75" x 2.5" x 1.75" and weighs under three ounces. Power comes from the DC outlet of your car. You can order the detector now for $199.95.