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Swann PenCam DVR (SPY-420)

Swann PenCam DVR (SPY-420)
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Oct, 2014

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The Swann PenCam DVR (SPY-420) is the kind of gadget that no aspiring 007 agent should be without. It's essentially a video camera hidden inside a fun...

Good video quality in optimum lighting, cunningly innocuous design, lots of 'cool' factor

Poor audio quality, video suffers in dim lighting, LED record light is a bit of a red flag

The Swann PenCam DVR (SPY-420) is too expensive to be a frivolous toy, yet it's not really effective enough to be a serious spying tool either. If you only need to record covert video images (i.e. not conversation) it may get the job done.

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According to the box blurb, the Swann PenCam DVR is "perfect for mystery shopping, covert surveillance or internet fun" (none of which sounds particularly legal to us). The astonishing thing is that it actually takes pretty good video when used in...

The Swann PenCam DVR (SPY-420) is a plug-and-play device, which means you can drag video files straight onto your computer without using any additional software. Your movies can then be viewed from any media player capable of decoding H263 AVI files,...

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The Swann PenCam DVR (SPY-420) is the kind of gadget that no aspiring 007 agent should be without. It's in essence a video camera hidden inside a functioning ballpoint pen, complete with an inbuilt microphone and 2GB of flash memory.

The Swann PenCam DVR (SPY-420) is a plug-and-play device, which means you can drag video files straight onto your computer without using any additional software. Your movies can then be viewed from any media player capable of decoding H263 AVI files,...

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