Swann's PenCam Will Help You Be a Better Stalker

Paul Lilly

Our minds go wild thinking of ways we could use Swann's new HD PenCam and regular PenCam , a pair of inconspicuous video surveillance devices that look and function like ordinary pens, but unlike your Bic ballpoint, there's a miniature camera and DVR hidden inside. That's pretty rad, and also a little creepy if you think about these devices falling into the wrong hands.

Swann's regular PenCam sports 4GB of built-in storage, which the company claims is enough to hold about 2 hours of video or 18,000 still images. The HD PenCam eschews internal NAND flash memory for a microSD card slot with support for up to 16GB, which works out to 8 hours of video or 72,000 still images. The other difference is battery life. Swann's HD PenCam records video for up to 45 minutes on a single charge and the other stays alive twice as long. When they run out of juice, unscrew the pen to reveal a USB connector and plug it into your PC.

The HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB are available now for $100 and $70, respectively.

Image Credit: Swann

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