Instead of our order of the Updated DVR Spy Pen in 3gp format, we got a case of the similar digital video pens called the Business Portable Recorder that record @ 20 frames a second, slightly higher than the 15 fps of the other pen, the audio is still clear, not robotic, and it records in the .avi format, not 3gp, so it works just fine with Window Media Player, however, our Apple computers don’t recognize it anymore. ;0(
The Business Portable Recorder is packaged in a retail box and is pretty much the same camera, though it has the silver clip, not the black one. The recording rate is now 20fps, and if you compare the video next to the video of the Updated Spy Pen, the 5 fps is not that much better, though when you hold the pen still, it’s nice & clear.
Business Portable Recorder 640 x 480 VGA Audio Video Pen 20 FPS
The audio is also upgraded, no more metallic noises in the back ground. Though the best part is that it works great with the PC. Windows media player has no problem with the .avi files, unlike the 3gp files that it would not open. You don’t have to download VLC Lan now to view the files.
However, for your Mac Addicts, when we plugged in our Apple, it did nothing. We can open the .avi files in Quicktime, though you can’t upload them. You have to find a PC to upload the video.
It also has a couple more accessories, namely a cool AA battery powered field charger. We have not tried it yet, though it comes with a cable to connect to the pen. It also comes with a standard camera bracket and some type of cable to turn the camera into a PC cam, though I am not sure what that means. It will allow you to record clear video as it turns it into a stand to hold it steady. Perfect for interviews or recording a class or lecture.
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