They may look like something out of a dystopian detective movie, but there are plenty of good reasons to keep a hidden spy pen on you. The seemingly ordinary fountain pens come equipped with high-tech camera and speakers that let you snap pics, capture audio and record HD-quality video with the click of a button.
Heading to an important meeting and need to take notes? Why not use your pen? Need to record a classroom or make a discrete digital recording after a fender bender? Instead of whipping out your smartphone and catching everyone off guard, you can use your pen to quickly and efficiently make a digital timestamp of any specific event.
Whether you’re in the market for a spy pen that’s able to capture video at night or prefer a device that’s more on the affordable side, this list has you covered. Keep reading to find the best spy pens for sale right now.
1. Yumfond Spy Camera Pen
Simple one-button operation makes the Yumfond Spy Camera appealing to those looking to quickly capture discrete pictures and video recordings. It captures 60 minutes of continuous video, and if the pen runs out of battery before the video is over, it will automatically save what was recorded. All you need to do is unscrew the pen and plug it into a USB on your laptop to download video and pictures.
2. TCTEC 16GB Digital Voice Recorder Pen
Although the TCTEC pen doesn’t have video recording capabilities, it makes recording audio simple. Just slide the button up to record 220 hours worth of audio, and then slide the button back down to save. You’ll be able to record continuously for 15 hours before it needs a charge. It’s a great, compact audio recording solution for class or work meetings.
3. Sirgawain Hidden Camera Pen
Small, discrete and incredibly handy, the Sirgawain Hidden Camera Pen captures wide-angle 1080p video whenever you need it. Click down on the top button to start recording for up to 70 continuous minutes. When you’re done, plug it into a Mac or PC with the included USB cable and transfer all of your recordings. The icing on the cake is the included five replacement ink cartridges for the times when you really do need a pen.
4. iMACx Spy Camera Pen 1080p
The iMACx Spy Camera holds a 32GB microSD cards to capture a lot of video — roughly two hours worth. And when you need a high-resolution camera, the spy pen takes great pictures as well. Keep in mind, the pen comes with a 16GB microSD card but you can upgrade to 32GB if you need the extra space. Also included are three replacement ink cartridges when the multi-functional spy pen runs out of ink.
5. Hidden Camera Spy Camera Pen HD
A great budget option that works almost as well as the premium buys, this spy pen comes with 16GB of internal memory and features a tight 1080p HD camera for effortless recording. The handy motion detection mode saves videos every three minutes, and the default timestamps help make it easy to keep track of all your various files. Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to use; simply press and hold the power button to start recording and press it again to stop.