It seems that, James Bond 007 has also made his mark at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 (CES) as one of the most renowned companies in the field of security and surveillance, Swann Security has announced the launch of its latest product, the PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder. This device is perfect for covert surveillance and just about anyone can use it to make hidden camera videos.
The all new Swann PenCam Mini enables the users to take still images and record videos via the camera inbuilt into a pen. This nifty little gadget provides incredible video recording quality at 640 x 480 VGA resolution and these videos are saved in .AVI format, that is compatible with almost every current generation media player. The still images taken from the PenCam Mini have an incredible 1280 x 960 resolution and all these files are stored in the device’s 2Gb internal memory that is more than sufficient to store more than an hour of video footage or about 9,000 images.
The Swann PenCam Mini come with a USB connector located inside the body of the pen and can be used to attach the device with any desktop or laptop to transfer the videos and images stored in the device’s memory. Furthermore, the awesome gadget is powered by a lithium-ion battery, providing an hour and a half worth of operational time on a single charge and the battery can then be recharged by plugging the device to a computer via the USB connector. The Swan PenCam Mini will be available for via the retail stores authorized by Swann and the device will cost $99.99 per piece.
According to Guy Pithie (VP, North America, Swann Security),
“The PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder is the flagship product in our covert surveillance line of products and remains one of our most popular product offerings to date. With increased popularity of sites like Facebook™, Youtube™ and MySpace™, our customers are always searching for clever ways to capture and share their memories with the rest of the world. Ease of use combined with dual video/still recording capabilities and improved resolution makes the PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder a perfect choice for anyone.”