iPhone Recovery Stick could help you find what you never wanted to see

Summary:Ever wanted to know what your significant other was hiding on that pesky little iPhone? Well, now you have the chance to be a snoop with the iPhone Recovery Stick.

Ever wanted to know what your significant other was hiding on that pesky little iPhone? Well, now you have the chance to be a snoop with the iPhone Recovery Stick.

All a curious user needs to do is attach the USB Recovery Stick to the same computer as the iPhone. The technical catches are twofold:

  • The computer needs to be running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2000 or 2003 (Seriously, not a Mac?)
  • The iPhone must be running iOS 3.2.1 or earlier (Compatibility with iOS 4 and later should be coming soon)

Then you can check out text messages, call history, voice notes, calendar entries, contacts, map history and (most importantly) photos. Users can even obtain deleted content, but its not clear how far back you can go just yet. Be sure to square out enough time to get what you're looking for as it takes 20 minutes per GB for recovery.

One of these little spy-like devices can be yours for the not-so-low price of $197.95. But the real question is if you really want to see what you might find or not.

Topics: iPhone, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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