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How to spy on your girlfriend, boyfriend, partner or spouse – Cool spy devices to help you catch them

With technology by your side, you really don't need to peek through blinds to spy on a cheating partner - Check out these really cool spy gadgets that will make your life much easier

With technology by your side, you really don't need to peek through blinds to spy on a cheating partner - Check out these really cool spy gadgets that will make your life much easier

Learning how to spy on your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, partner or spouse is a delicate adventure that you must embark upon while being discreet and cautious. If you don't want to take the help of spy agencies, you can buy some really helpful gadgets and cool spy devices online. Go on, unleash the spy within you - Here are 10 ways to spy on and catch a cheating spouse or partner.

This is not a discussion about the morality of cheating or the attempt to catch a cheating partner red handed. The post does not aim to promote suspicious behavior among partners or spouses. However if you think that your partner is cheating on you and taking advantage of the fact that you are a nice person, these devices may help your cause.

1) Install a fixed hidden spy camera

If you've seen reality TV shows that catch cheating girlfriends and boyfriends, you should know that a hidden spy camera is a must-have. You can install a spy camera in your house, or in the house of your partner. Make sure you read up on privacy laws before you attempt to do so.

Ideal places to install a single spy camera would be bedrooms, lounge or living rooms and bathrooms. Kitchen and hallways or passageways should be last priority. Make sure you conceal the camera properly, else all your efforts to catch a cheating partner will go down the drain and you will bear the brunt of one angry girlfriend or boyfriend and you will most likely spend the rest of your life apologizing to your partner.

There are many types of hidden cameras available online, including ones that have built in night vision and sound recording devices. Pen down all your requirements and make a purchase that will suffice all your needs in one device. If you want the lot, you can also opt for a full-fledged spy surveillance system.

2) Install a GPS vehicle tracking device

A GPS vehicle tracking device is an uber cool spy gadget that can be used to track the movements of your partner. If you think that your boyfriend or girlfriend is cheating on you and lying about his or her whereabouts, simply hide one of these GPS Tracking devices in their cars so you can track their movements.

So next time you hear something like "Honey I'm at the supermarket shopping for groceries", you will actually be able to confirm whether your partner is actually at the supermarket or they are lying to you.

3) Use listening device, audio amplifier or an audio bug in your partner's home

A listening device, audio amplifier or an audio bug is nothing but your very own pair of ears at a location where you can't physically be.

For example, if you can't set up a hidden camera in your girlfriend or boyfriend's bedroom, you can use this cool spy gadget and a pair of binoculars or night vision for uninterrupted sights and sounds of what goes on behind those suspicious walls.

4) Put a GPS tracking device in your partner's handbag

If you are not satisfied by tracking only the movements of your partner's vehicle, you can discreetly hide a tracking device in their handbag, wallet, jacket or other accessories they may carry with them.

To successfully implement this, you will have to either sew the device on the insides of a handbag, jacket or some such. Or discreetly place them in a pocket or a corner that it is not likely to be found. If you don't want to get caught spying on your partner, sewing it in is a safer bet.

5) Install an App on their iPhone or Android bases cell phone

If your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife uses a phone which has GPS access, there are Apps available for download that will tell you the location of the phone via GPS coordinates.

These applications will be helpful if you think that your partner is cheating on your and is not where they told you they'd be at.

6) Have a pair of binoculars handy

If you plan to trail your partner around town and follow them, a pair of binoculars are your best friend. Binoculars will help you maintain a keen eye on the happenings without getting too close on your would-be cheating partner.

If you are not going to use the binoculars for any other vision intensive activity or hobby, make sure that the ones you buy are compact and light enough to carry around.

7) Night goggles or night vision

If you plan to camp outside your boyfriend or girlfriend's house at night to try to get a sneak peek through windows, night vision goggles or binoculars are a must. You will be able to see what goes on inside the bedroom even after the lights go down.

Night vision devices and binoculars generally have technical specifications which mention the viewing range, magnification abilities and more. Make sure you double check that these specifications match your requirements before you buy.

8) Gift your partner a watch or other gadget that is actually a spy device

There are little easier ways to spy on your spouse of partner than giving them a gift which is in fact, a spy device. One of the products that you can buy online is a stylish wrist watch that actually has a mini HD video camera as small as a pin hole in the middle of the dial.

You could argue as to how your partner's watch will give you the best view of what he/she is up to, but at least you will capture each and every movement on video. Other such products include spy pens and remote control key with built-in spy cameras.

9) Install a keylogger on your partner's computer

In the day and age of technology and internet, cheating partners often meet on virtual rendezvous' to have a chat or plan their next meet. If you want to read every single word that your boyfriend or girlfriend types on their keyboard, you can discreetly install a hardware keylogger on their computer.

It is a simple device that is either a mere connector between the keyboard and the PS2 or USB port that is commonly used by keyboards; or a cool spy device that looks like a USB pen drive but in fact, a keylogger that records each and every word that is typed.

10) Install spy software on your partner's computer

Catching a cheating partner is sometimes as easy as installing a software on their computer. Spy softwares generally keep a log of everything that the user does – including chat and browsing history, emails and other web activity.

There is no better proof than an actual log of chats, emails and browsing history to catch a cheating girlfriend or boyfriend. After all, it is all about confirming whether your partner is a cheat or not before you decide to break up with him/her.


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princesswithapen (author) on January 10, 2012:


Yes, like many other advances in technology and life in general, there are two sides to this. These cool gadgets make for awesome spy tools, should the need arise. I'm glad you found this interesting.


kate-olson on January 05, 2012:

Wow, this is interesting and sad all at the same time. You found some cool gadgets, but I hope they will primarily be used for law enforcement and security and bird watching!

princesswithapen (author) on January 04, 2012:


While researching, I too was quite intrigued by the many diverse types of spy gadgets that can be bought. Thanks for your warm feedback and I'm glad you liked this hub.


princesswithapen (author) on January 04, 2012:


Checking recent call history on cell phones too is an instant giveaway for cheating partners. I did not put it down in this list of ways to catch a cheating partner because it was meant to be gadget centric.

I loved the quotes. Thanks for an awesome comment!


sprobin on January 04, 2012:

Its really good hub. i like this vote up

freetron from Florida on January 04, 2012:

Loved this article. Many useful tactics. Ah - those cheating spouses. There also may be other ways to deal with the issue. 1. What is good for the goose is good for the gander 2. Check their cellphones for recent call history 3. As they say in NYC - fuggid a bout it! Go on with your life.

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