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Swann PenCam

Swann PenCam
alaScore 83

7 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Swann PenCam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 7 reviews)

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Swann PenCam (Review)

 

Trying to snoop around like Michael Westen, but don't have the tools? Maybe Swann's PenCam can help you out! This over-sized pen can both record video and snap photos while still fitting into a shirt pocket. Although it may not capture high-quality...

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Swann Pencam review

 

Spy pens, bugs and hidden cameras used to have a certain cachet – they were the sort of thing you'd imagine James Bond using, or maybe George Smiley. Now, they're mass-produced in the Far East, rebranded and shipped over in time to be sold as a rather...

With a rather unsubtle and awkward design, the SpyPen’s novelty value soon wears off.

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Swann PenCam

 

Channel your inner Maxwell Smart, Agent 99 or John Steed with this pen that doubles as a camera. But don't expect to be as undercover as the real deal.

The convenience of a camera, matched with an always-useful ballpoint pen ; The pen is pretty good too ; Novel idea ; Footage is decent if pen is held still enough

Recording light can be visible during filming ; Ability to be used as an actual spy camera is debatable ; Sound quality is terrible

While we're dubious of the actual merit that the PenCam serves as a spying device, it is a lot of fun to be able to pull this out as a party trick. Even if you don't use it as a camera all that much, at least it serves two purposes and you get a very...

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Swann PenCam

 

The Swann PenCam is, as its name suggests, a fountain-pen sized writing instrument that doubles as a covert still or video camera.

Looks and writes like a pen; real use hard to detect

Hard-to-remove stickers; too-fine thread; Windows-only date setup

Spy gear is polarising at the best of times. Is a camera pen a cool gadget for private investigators, lawyers, mystery shoppers and the like; or is it an easy way for sickos and perverts to get their jollies? I won’t make that judgment call, but if you...

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Review: Swann PenCam

 

PenCam, is exactly what is says – a digital camera inside a pen. So you can write and record at the same time. With 4Gb of space, you'll have enough storage for at least 2.5 hours of recording at 1280 x 1024 resolution.

Can be used to write and record basically at the same time

The legal and privacy implications are a bit hazy to say the least

Oh, and for the record, it writes quite well too.

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Review: Swann PenCam

 

Have you ever thought you might like to record the conversation you had with a colleague regarding the idea you could have sworn you said you had, but has somehow become a co-workers? Or perhaps would like to know who keeps stealing your Post-It notes....

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SWANN PENCAM

 

If you've ever fancied kitting yourself out for a bit of illicit spying, you might want to try the PenCam.

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