This small and lightweight pen is very discreet with its sleek, black design. But it will still provide clear video and audio thanks to its 1080p camera and excellent voice recorder.
It provides up to 100 minutes of continuous recording, motion detection, and also smooth writing.The manufacturers have also ensured that you don’t have to worry much about storage, thanks to the microSD card slot that supports a card of up to 128GB.
This pen is perfect for meetings but is covert enough to use in more intimate areas like a close client session or on a table during a conversation.
With its discreet and portable design, the SIRGAWAIN pen is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket, to be clipped on to a notebook, or placed on your desk.
This pen’s hidden wide-angle camera captures photos and videos in 1080p and just like the one before, uses a simple one-click system to do so.It supports an SD card of up to 128GB, which needs to be bought separately and allows for up to 70 minutes of continuous recording.
The pen can be connected to your PC or MAC device via a USB cable, which allows for easy data transfers. It also works as a normal pen, so it can be used to write down your notes, jotting down schedules, etc., and will come with five extra ink cartridges included.
The Inspiratek pen is very easy to use and only takes minutes to set up. Unlike some of the other hidden cam and spy products, this one requires no additional components, and comes with an included 32GB memory card and five extra ink cartridges, which will last you for a while.
This pen’s unnoticeable camera records in 1080p and can also take photos in high resolution. You can easily switch between its two modes. It allows for up to 75 minutes of continuous recording with a single charge.
Their pen also uses the same one-button design as some of the others, which allows for easy recording. All you need to do is press the top button to start recording, if the pen is in standby mode, or you will stop the recording if it is already recording. And for taking photos just press the same button twice.After that, you can easily view the footage on your PC via a USB cable.
This pen’s built-in 400mAh battery provides the longest recording time among all video pen cameras. It can record up to 2 hours continuously with a single battery charge. It also has a sleek, discreet design and is perfect for any type of use, whether it is for recording a conference, a lecture, or evidence collection. A sliding clip allows the true nature of this pen to be concealed at a moment’s notice.
Just like the others, it is powered on by pressing the top button, which will start the recording. It records in 1080p color HD video at 30FPS and also has photo-taking capabilities.It has a built-in memory of 32GB and comes with the Loop Recording feature, which will ensure that you never run out of storage space for your recordings.
When reviewing your footage on your PC or MAC, you also have the option to view the date and time stamps of the photos or videos, which will help you further if that footage is presented as legal evidence.
Our runner up is for people on a budget. It sacrifices a bit of video quality, since it only records at 1280 x 1080 at 30 frames per second.
However, for a lower price than the top pick, you have a micro USB card, a card reader, ink refills and an overall good package.If you want to save a bit of money, and don’t mind the reduced video quality (especially noticeable at night), this could be the one to go for.
Our top pick comes courtesy of ASHALO, and it’s a nice package that comes at a decent midrange price. To begin with, it records video at 1920 x 1080, and can also take pictures at 2560 x 1440.
This is pretty great, and since it comes with a 32GB memory card, you’ll have plenty of storage for both.You can also use it as a USB drive, and it works as a conventional pencil – you also get four refills and a case.
Add to this a 60 minute recording time, and 120 minute standby time, and you’ve got a great pen.
WHAT WE LIKED
Included SD Card
Great Video/Image Quality
High quality alloy build
WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE
Fair Field of View
Before committing to a select pen, first, you must know your options and go over your requirements again. Whether you need it as a college student who needs to record their lectures or a businessperson who needs to review meetings or interviews, there are a lot of features that determine the perfect spy pen for you. Here are a few tips on how to narrow your search down:
These pens are all very discreet, but you still need to find one that suits your needs. What is very important to me personally, is the fact that some of these have a lens cover for the cameras, which will mask it so that it isn’t visible at all times.
All the cameras on this list have a minimum resolution of 1080p so you won’t have to worry about capturing a Full HD image or video.
Battery and storage
Depending on your recording needs, battery life and storage are very important. The cameras on this list provide a battery life of 60 to 150 minutes of continuous recording, so you need to take that into account when looking for the perfect pen for you.
Also, with storage, some of these cameras come with maximum support of 32GB, while some support an SD card of 128GB. But you needn’t worry that much about storage because they all come with the Loop Recording feature, which will simply overwrite your old recordings with the new ones.
Are you still not convinced if you should buy a spy pen? Well, if you want to capture video or while staying unnoticed, a spy pen is your best option to do so.
You can find mini-cameras or voice recorders, but if seen they raise a lot of suspicions. On the other hand, a spy pen is really hard to notice, so if people aren’t on the lookout for one, they probably won’t be able to find it.
When picking out one, be sure to read some of the reviews. Although we gave you an honest review from the consumer's point of view, there might be a common problem amongst a certain spy pen. All in all, having a spy pen can come in handy in certain situations.
Don’t hesitate to pick one out from our list, since all of them will give you an excellent experience.