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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice for the Price
This camera came charged and ready to use. It has a clear picture. There is a red light that shines while you're recording but it faces you so your subject does not see the light. Overall I was very impressed with this for the money. I would recommend this.
Published 6 months ago by Epic

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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money and time
It worked just fine the first time I used it BUT the second time it didn't work and I tried resetting it and nothing. Don't waste your time on this product.
Published 7 months ago by reno forney


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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money and time, December 29, 2013
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This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
It worked just fine the first time I used it BUT the second time it didn't work and I tried resetting it and nothing. Don't waste your time on this product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Novelty pen camera, January 16, 2014
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This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
It's ok for a toy. Unreliable, problematic, freezes. Do not recommend this pen if you need it for something serious.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Less than impressed, December 30, 2013
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This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
After searching not only Amazon but the entire internet for hours, I honed in on this specific camera pen and the reviews had me thinking it would be a good purchase, as I only needed it for video and not still images. I was highly disappointed.

First and foremost, the pen that I received seemed like it was either previously returned or just wasn't put together very well in the first place. The lens wasn't even square in the center of the opening hole. While this didn't seem to affect image quality, it still was less than reassuring. Quality control issues usually lead on to other bad conclusions.

Regardless, I overlooked the cosmetic problems and pushed onto using the actual camera. This is where the real disappointment sat in. Although the pen is advertised as 1280x960 HD, I found the images to be equivalent to mid 2000's webcam quality. Everything seemed extremely pixelated, and the images on had a very yellow hue when used indoors. Also, somewhat disappointing with the discovery that video is recorded in anchient format of MJPEG, which is literally nothing more than 30 JPEG images shot consecutivly per second. Not a true AVI file, per se. Video seemed choppy, especially if the pen were moving. Even when held stationery, the video does not record/play fluently, and video quality is sub-par at best.

While battery life seemed decent and picture quality was acceptable for a pen camera, the video was simply unacceptable for something that came out in 2013. For just a few bucks more, and I mean only about $10 more, you can get a true, quality 720p HD pen camera that records in gold-standard h.264 file type. I hit up YouTube and discovered that most of the best camera pens tend to only found on eBay anymore.

To wrap it all up, I would say that if you need it strictly for the still-camera alone, it will probably work for you. However, if you're looking specifically for a video camera, you definitely should move on as they're much better quality camera pens out there for only a few bucks more.

EDIT - 1/12/14 - Just dropped $10 in price. At least they are getting closer to the expected price market for what you get. Still would pass IMO.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice for the Price, January 25, 2014
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This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
This camera came charged and ready to use. It has a clear picture. There is a red light that shines while you're recording but it faces you so your subject does not see the light. Overall I was very impressed with this for the money. I would recommend this.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My comments about this pen, January 27, 2014
This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
I love this pen. It is very easy to use and I never thought I would use a pen to see my pictures. I have had this pen for quite some time and I find it to be reliable and worthwhile to have. I would rate this pen with a (5)
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Blurs Horribly with any movement., November 25, 2013
This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
Bought this and blurs horribly with any motion. Must be dead on to get a clear picture while not moving. Audio is the good.part of this pen camera.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, February 27, 2014
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This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
Although the pen is fairly easy to use, the problem I had was downloading the video for future playback, e-mailing and Facebook. Had to go to VLC to download so I could play and keep the videos, then had to create a Dropbox in order to send them in an e-mail. I have to reset the date every time I use it as well. Ron, the tech support, was extremely supportive though working with me through my issues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad for the money, June 10, 2014
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This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
Got the unit rapidly and in excellent condition. As far as the product, it down loads in real time and is very slow. Film for a hour, and it downloads for a hour into your computer. I'm not so sure its working correctly as far as that is concerned.

I wouldn't recommend this unit. I've purchased others for less money and worked much, much faster.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SPY PEN CAMERA, February 27, 2014
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This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
I received the spy pen camera today.
Tried it and I have to tell that for being a HD Spy pen camera, the quality is not good as I thought.
The quality of the pen itself is not properly finished, look like a really cheap pen.
I can't really say has met my expectations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Big disappointment, March 12, 2014
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This review is from: Amazing Spy Pen Camera(TM)-Upgraded Premium HD Effect DVR with Built in 8GB Memory and High Quality Wide Angle Lens to Produce Great Videos(1280x960)and High Resolution Photos(3840x2880)-A Fun Spy Gadgets Hidden Camera-Pinhole-Mini CAM-Pencam-Recorder-Black & Gold Executive Pen With 90 Day Money Back Guarantee and Two Year Product Warranty! By Ron's Amazing Products Model RAP-ASP2 (Electronics)
Regardless the bad comments I saw about it I bought it thinking it woukd be good enough for the purpose I needed it, but it didn't work from the beggining. I couldn't even had it been charged in my computer, no usb port could detect the device.
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