Thanko rolls out water-proof mini camera


Infamous gadget maker Thanko did it again. This time the Tokyo-based USB specialist developed a mini camera [JP] that’s not only shaped like a small pipe but is also water-proof up to a depth of 20m. Say what you want, but Thanko knows what the masses need.

The device is 68mm long (19mm in diameter), weighs 22g, has 2GB of internal memory and – of course – features a USB 1.1 interface (this is a Thanko product, after all). It can record video in 320×240 resolution and at 25fps.


Charge the battery for 2 hours and the camera can be used for 2-3 hours. Thanko also throws in a head band in case you want to mount the camera on your head and look totally retarded.

The camera is available in Japan for $130. Wait for Thanko’s international online store to list it soon for overseas customers.