|This Spy Pen will allow you to feel like a real undercover secret agent. This amazing gadget allows you to record color video and audio covertly. The pen has a built-in pinhole camera and microphone in the pen top that records AVI files to the standard USB drive enclosed in the pen top. The camera and microphone are easily activated and de-activated by simply pressing the button on the top of the pen allowing for discreet and undetected recording. Once your recording is completed, simply unscrew the pen top to reveal the standard USB drive. Plug the USB drive into your PC (no driver needed for the USB drive to work with most PCs) and download your AVI recordings. The pinhole camera is equipped with a built-in, rechargeable, high-capacity lithium battery that can record approximately 2 hours on a single charge. The camera will provide AVI video files at 640 * 480 resolution with sound. The build in flash emory USB drive is capable of holding approximately 5 hours of video (8GB Model). In addition, this pen is also capable of taking still photo, function as a WEB CAM and is a fully functional ball-point ink pen that provides smooth writing in black ink. The ink cartridges are easily replaceable with standard ink refill cartridges should the ink ever run out. Included with this product: Spy Pen, USB cable, AC Charger, AVI Viewer, Software and Electronic User Manual. This product is provided with a 1-Year Manufacturer?s Warranty|
Item does not perform as stated.9/28/2010
This item is junk. Spend a little more at Brookstone and get an item that works. Buyer Beware.
Item is inferior and just plain does not work.9/28/2010
Directions are not in English so unit does not operate. Not a good buy so save your money and look elsewhere.
Not a good product9/13/2010
I bought two of these at the same time. The button on one of them didn't work. It's unusable. The other one works but it has issues. The recorded sound starts off good but then it starts making a noise that sounds like feedback and thats all you can hear. It comes and goes throughout the whole video. Its annoying. I thought it was picking up something so i've tried using it in plenty of other places. It still happens. The battery only lasts for around 30 minutes. The root directory isn't viewable in the memory so you can't change date and time easily. Somehow you have to flash it but it doesn't give you instructions on how to do that. It gives you a text file and says put it in the root directory, thats it. The only good thing about the spypen is that it does take really good, crisp clear video and it looks like a pen. Oh yeah, it writes too so i have two very expensive writing utensils now.
Totall NOT as described9/1/2010
Unit records for 43 minutes on a full charge, not 2 hours. Video Resolution is NOT 640x480, but is only 352x288 No JPEG 1280x1024 is available, as no still photo option is possible. NO Independent Voice Recording option is available. NO WEBCAM option is available. The Description is SO FAR OFF from what is advertised, STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT.
For an 8 GB spy pen with 640x480 and 30fps you can't beat the price. I charged it fully and tested the video function. The battery lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes of straight recording time. That took up a little over 3GB worth of space. The only bad thing is that when you're walking you can hear a clicking noise (the on/off switch rattling) but it is not a problem when you are not moving around. The pen has blue and red indicator lights on the opposite side from the pocket clip (blue for photo mode, red for video mode, flashing red for recording). These lights are not visible when you have it in your pocket. The software works very well with Windows 7. Overall a good purchase for the price and is still working after a week.