Mark Frauenfelder at 2:35 pm Fri, Apr 12, 2013
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The kind of gadget that 007's Q would have spent thousands of dollars to make in his lab. Now the price of an Ian Fleming novel. (Thanks, Kenny in the G+ BB community!)
The best part? /s
The music! I can’t think of anything more sedate and boring to present a cool gadget with then that.
I thought I was watching the Weather Channel.
Blue light comes on: “Look, everyone, I’m spying on you”. Or maybe listening to you. Or maybe spraying you with sarin.
That looks pretty cool – no sample video though.
Also, it appears the lights are on the opposite side of the camera so it’s unlikely that they recordee would notice. Still, I take your point and would wrap some photo-tape around that bit of the pen.
I ‘ve had this for the past couple of years now and though I’ve never used it to spy on people, I do think it would light up your shirt (if you wear it in a shirt pocket. That light is damn bright!
on other thoughts, with so much attention on this pen, I do not think you can use a fat pen and not get bizzare looks
Much safer bet these days: hide a cam in your phone.
That’s crazy talk.
Please don’t think that these are in any way stealthy. They are huge and ugly and obvious and don’t fool anyone. Source: I bought one once. Gave it away.
More than 5 years old. You can ebay for about 10.00
Ya know, it’s amazing. I did a Google search for “camera pen”. Everybody showed up, Costco, walmart, ebay, you name it, but no “Ankaka.com”. And yes, these things have been out forever.
Now with Replacemet Hole! [sic]
The original holes are poorly attached and tend to fall off.
If they used a micro or mini USB connector would the pen actually have to be so fat?
The battery, circuit board, and camera are probably the limiting factors/
Kinda looks like old technology to me…sure, 20$ is not much, but still, Id rather wait for Google Glass to use it for spying on people :))
“Don’t mind me. I’m just taking so,e notes with this blimp pen.”
until I saw the draft which was of $9409, I accept that…my… brother truly receiving money in their spare time from there labtop.. there uncle had bean doing this for only about 6 months and by now paid for the dept on their appartment and purchased themselves a Lancia. read more at……….. ZOO80.ℂom
Is that the same spypen that Ashens reviewed back in 2008?
Considering that real spies used their super-seekrit cameras mostly as document scanners, why not just go for a document-scanning pen instead?
Much less conspicuous: looks like underlining, or if the pen works capped, like someone was trying speedreading. Which they are, of course.
A $20 spy pen camera …great invention and I hope those using would be very careful if the person you are spying on discovers it may spell more danger. Oj@ NaijaBizCom.Com
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