Well today we have good news & bad news. First the bad news. The Hi-Res PI-CamStick – World’s Smallest Digital Video Recorder is dead. That’s right, one of the very first spy cameras we started selling over 2 years ago is no more (Start shedding your tears now.).
While the video was only 320 x 240, it was one of our all time top sellers. It was a HUGE advancement from the 1st generation PI Camstick, which took a whopping 160 x 120 video. It was postage size, but it was so cool.
Then it was bumped up to 640 x 480 and everyone was in heaven, and we sold hundreds. However, the ones that take the micro SD cards were never was able to keep the time/date working, until now!
Now the good news; You can FINALLY set the time date on the Updated PI Camstick!!!
We finally have a firmware update for the Updated PI Camstick that you can run to change the time & date. Joy of joys! Download the file and expand on your PC, or on a Mac if you are using Bootcamp or Parallels. Put the SD card in your Updated PI Camstick, and use the USB cable to plug it in to the PC. Run the updater and you will see either question marks, or gibberish.
Choose the button the left. The button on the right will cancel. Then it will do it’s thing and give you a success dialogue box. Hit return or enter, and it will finish. Then go to the lower right tray on the monitor, click the green arrow, and eject the device. Unplug the cable, turn it on, wait a minute, turn it off, then every time you use it, you will be able to adjust the time/date!
And we also dropped the price. We realize you can buy these for a buck on eBay with free shipping. Normally they are stolen from the factories, and a couple bucks is a lot for a broke China man. I mean the postage cost more than the product, and if you look at their other items, you will see USB fans, Hello Kitty key chains, and other fluff. They don’t do this for a living. They sell whatever crap they can scrounge. Tech support? You gotta be kidding!
This business is my life; we eat, sleep, and drool over all the new products. Don’t expect to get any support from them. And they won’t make videos showing how they work, won’t be available to help you when you need it, won’t guarantee it for one year from defects, or give you lifetime toll free technical support. I would have to go back to the woods because we could not stay in business, so we are trying to find the happy medium.
So we listened, we dropped prices, and we will keep the news and tips coming.
Whatever your needs, be it a PI, gadget head, Law enforcement, need to record interviews or meetings, or just wanna play James Bond for the day, the Updated PI CamStick Personal Interview Recorder is the size of your pinky, and with the pocket clip, you always have a camcorder in your pocket…
Wendell the Chameleon
Spy & Surveillance Products Expert