We put up some new video from the latest version of the Upgraded Spy Pen Digital Video Recorder. This video pen has gone through 4 or 5 variations since it was upgraded from the orignal Spy Pen Digital Recorder. This version is actually the Business Portable Recorder 5, and since we already had a Business Portable Recorder, version 3, and the prior version of this spy pen was in a super clear 3G format, then the Government started seizing our shipments, and the factory stopped making it.
Whew, whatever, all I know is this is a nice video spy pen. It has all gold trim, so it does not appear to be like one of the ones that have been around for a while with chrome trim. Also, its the first video pen to use a SD card that we know of. It takes uip to 16 GB micro SD cards, and the you insert it where the USB plug use to be.
And there is a USB port now, so you can’t just plug it into a PC like before. You will need either the included cable to upload your video, or remove the SD card and use a SD card reader to upload. The video is 1281 x 960, and it has a time/date stamp that can be turned on or off, as well as updated with a .txt file. It also takes hugely massive 3264 x 2448 jpg photos.
It’s easy to use; hold the top button down for 2 seconds to turn it on. It starts up in stand-by mode, solid red, and push it again for 2 seconds and it will start blinking, recording video. The lens is above the clip, and the status light and reset port is on the back. Press the button ligthly for 2 seconds to stop recording. Hold it down for 4 seconds to go to solid blue or photo stand-by. Push the button and it will take 3 photos, and go back to stand-by mode. You can take more, go back to video mode by holding the button down for 4 seconds, or turn it off by holding it down for 6 seconds.
At full size, the videos & photos are blurry. If you shrink them down to 640 x 480, they look pretty good. Memphis Cafe in Costa Mesa on Bristol. Can’t read the street sign, though overall nice color, white balance, and you can make out practically everything else. We stopped in and had a soul burger & a German white beer, took some video and photos inside, and you can see the rest of them on the product page.
These make great gifts, though you gotta order today to get these out in time.
Wendell the Chameleon
Spy & Surveillance Products Expert
Upgraded Spy Pen Digital Video Recorder