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Powerful Gadget I Can Carry Anywhere!
on October 16, 2014
I am a gadget lover and have a small photography obsession. I love taking pictures of anything, anywhere and always seem to run into the same problem. My cameras are too large to carry in my purse, and my phone either runs out of space, or takes low quality photographs/videos. I can clip this pen to my shirt, or slip in in my handbag for easy carrying. It would have been neat if a small bag was included with this!
When I came across The Amazing Spy Pen I was excited!
I received what appeared to be just your average every day office pen. It is black with gold colored trim, durable and even writes like any other utensil would. The ink runs smoothly across the page. Along with the pen comes a decent sized USB cord, and very detailed instructions.
Now what is interesting about this pen is that it can also record images and video!
To transform this sleek pen into a recording machine, all I had to do is click the button on the very top. To select my mode (video or photo) I quickly unscrewed the pen, and pushed the switch all the way to the right. The switch is a small black plastic square located on the USB. When the switch is positioned on the right the pen will record video, the switch positioned on the left indicated I would be able to take photos.
Taking videos was fun and easy...the best part was, no one knew I was doing it! A blue light appears once video recording is in progress. I toggled between modes and began taking candid shots of my friends and family, an amber light is displayed once a picture is taken. It is important to hold the bottom of the pen while recording, as not to block any of the holes on the top of the pen. These holes are detrimental to the quality of your photos and videos, and will effect their quality. It is always helpful to your results to use this pen where the best lighting as possible.
Uploading the media from this device is very simple. I was able to do it from almost any computer I was near, as no cord is required. The pictures I captured from this pen are amazing for such a small device! This photography tool boasts 8 gigs of memory. The images are slightly grainy/noisy. All transferring is done from the USB tool, and there is no need to download any special programs or use a cord.
This pen can also be charged via a USB port. Very handy, because I have the tendency of misplacing cords and always end up with the wrong one when it's time to charge something!
Please note: The images are somewhat noisy/grainy when viewed on the computer.
*Received sample for review.