Spy Pens are often seen in the movies, utilized by suave secret agents to gather critical information. The 8G Spy Pen brings this fantasy to life thanks to its ease of use and numerous features. The device contains a camera (capable of both photo and video), microphone, 8 gigabytes of memory, and of course, a pen. I tested the pen for a few weeks and am quite pleased with the results.
The 8G Spy Pen is able to record up to 8 hours of video using the discreet built-in camera. The camera is activated by holding the top button for two seconds, which causes the device to immediately begin recording. In my tests, videos came out clear and sounded great. I was able to record an entire lecture, while taking notes, and no one around me noticed what I was doing. There are no loud beeps or flashes that signify the pen is working. A small light glows when the camera is recording, and is virtually unnoticeable to others. The 640×480 resolution keeps the file size small while keeping the video quality solid.
The 8G Spy Pen is also able to take photos, which works great for all your spying needs. Holding the top button for two seconds, then clicking again causes the camera to snap a photo. The pen can hold hundreds of photos and the image quality is great, thanks to the 8 megapixel JPEGS the camera outputs.
The 8G Spy Pen sports a black, understated, and classy design. The pen’s spying features are well hidden; at first glance, it appears to be just a normal pen. The pen is comfortable to hold in any position, writes very smoothly, and is surprisingly lightweight considering the amount of technology within it. The Spy Pen can be recharged with the included wall charger, and also can be charged when connected to a computer. The photos and videos stored on the device are easily transferred to your computer over USB. One of the pen’s best features is its auto-save feature, which automatically saves the video or photo being taken when the battery runs out. There is no need to run to a charger to ensure your data is saved, as the pen does it automatically for you.
Overall, the 8G Spy Pen is a spectacular device that is easy to use and well worth the price. The pen retails for $40 online, and is built to last for years to come. I highly recommend the 8G Spy Pen for anyone looking to conduct some reconnaissance.