Everything in this covert camera is contained in the top piece, the camera, battery SD card slot, USB port, and controls. It’s not waterproof, so don’t put any coffee in it, though it gives you a spare lid, so you can carry coffee around in it, then when finished, pop on the camera top, push one button for a second, and set it down & you are video recording. How easy is that?
The camera lens is on the edge of the cap with the camera in it.
All you need to do is decide if you want HD video, or VGA video. In our tests with an 8GB micro SD card, we were able to record 2:43 minutes of video in the HD mode. We are out of 16gb and not sure if it will record longer until those chips come in. For now, it breaks up the video into 30 minute chunks, exactly 1.56GB per file, so there were 5x of those, , and a 13 minute clip that was 7 or 8GB.
UPDATE: Using a 8GB card on VGA mode, 640 x 480 @ 30 fps, we recorded 3 hours & 43 minutes of super clear video. File sizes are smaller, we fit 7x 30 minutes files that are 826MB ea, and a 13 minute clip that was 365MB. Since there is 1.81GB available, the battery gave out before we filled up the card. Final test will be with a 16GB card on HD video to see if we get that similar amount of time. I’ll post video clips on the product page.
Here are the controls.
One thing, you have to format the memory card first, you can’t just stick it in & record; nothing will show up. You hold the Format button down for 2 seconds, and with another finger, hold down the On/Off button until the blue light comes on, then release the Format button, and still holding down the On/Off button until the Red Record light starts blink, release the On/Off button. If the blue light is solid, it took, and if it blinks and goes off, its a bad memory card. We could not format one card, and we tried another and it took no problem.
So now you can leave this innocent looking coffee travel mug on your desk, or even inside your car, and for up to 3 hours, you can record video, and find the punk that is stealing from you or damaging your property.
Call us for more info & remember don’t put any coffee in it when recording!
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