Swann has announced a pair of digital imaging products that could be straight from Q’s gadget inventory. The Swann HD PenCam and regular old PenCam 4GB are stylish pens with built-in cameras that capture video and stills. The HD PenCam is capable of shooting 720p AVI videos and JPEGs while the PenCam 4GB captures standard-definition videos to its 4GB built-in memory. The HD PenCam can hold up to 16GB MicroSD cards and recharges via USB for a 45-minute lithium-ion battery life. The PenCam 4GB screws open to reveal a USB terminal for fast file transfers and easy charging, and offers a battery life of up to 90 minutes.
You can buy James Bond’s favorite new writing utensils for $99.99 (HD PenCam) and $69.99 (PenCam 4GB) from FRY’s, Costco.com, Amazon.com and other major retailers soon.
Swann Intros HD PenCam™ & PenCam™ 4GB Mini Video Camera & Recorder
Miniature video camera and DVR concealed in a real working pens that shoots HD color videos & high resolution JPEG images
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – (February 8, 2012) – Today, Swann proudly introduces its latest video surveillance gadget – HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB. Both devices conceal a miniature video camera and DVR inside a real working pen, while HD PenCam is capable of capturing high definition AVI videos (1280 x 720) and high resolution JPEG images and PenCam 4GB captures both high resolution videos and images, but features the largest internal memory of any PenCam to date. With the new HDPenCam and PenCam 4GB, Swann allows anyone to make their own hidden videos that are easy to share on Facebook™, Youtube™ and more.
Swann is offering two PenCam versions: one that accommodates up to a 16GB MicroSD card (HD PenCam) and the other with built-in internal storage (PenCam 4GB). Both versions switch between video and photo mode with a touch of a button, feature date and time stamping, and are compatible with PCs and Macs.
To view your video recordings or still images, transfer to a computer is made possible via a card reader or the included USB cable. The HD PenCam is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that lasts 45 minutes on a full charge and recharges via a computer’s USB port. Thanks to the flexibility of an additional 16GB MicroSD card, users can capture up to 8 hours of video or 72,000 still images.
When you’re ready to view your footage, simply unscrew the pen and the lower half contains a USBconnector that plugs into a computer for easy back-up. Enjoy up to 90 minutes of usage per charge and recharge the built-in Lithium-ion battery via a computer’s USB. With the 4GB built-in memory, users can capture approximately 2 hours of video or 18,000 still images.
Swann’s HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB have a MSRP of $99.99 and $69.99 respectively and will be available for purchase from FRY’s, Costco.com, Amazon.com and other major retailers coming soon.