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 digital note of an altercation with your car? 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 capture video at night or prefer a device that’s more on the affordable side, this list has you covered.
1. UTOPB Hidden Spy Pen Camera
Who’d have thought that something so small could be so high-tech? This powerful spy pen sports a stunning 1080P HD video resolution and comes with 16GB of built-in memory so you can save your clips, transfer your videos and more. The 200mAh rechargeable battery functions up to 70 minutes straight on a single charge, and the pen itself comes with five ink fills and its own USB cable which works with both Mac and Windows models.
2. Spy Camera Pen Portable Video Recorder
It looks like a normal pen, but this Bond-esque video recorder packs a powerful HD punch. With 16G of internal storage, this seemingly everyday pen comes with two functions: video and snapshot. The quick one-button navigation makes it easy to turn the video camera on and off. Great for recording meetings, calls and more, you can easily (and quickly) transfer your digital files straight to your computer for easy storage. What’s more, the sound quality is particularly impressive on this device.
3. PORTOCAM 1080P Spy Pen Camera Recorder
Unlike other spy pens, this one comes with built-in night vision, which definitely comes in handy when you’re navigating in the dark. With an impressive recording area up to 16 feet, this seemingly innocuous pen can fit anything and everything in eye’s view into frame. Great for tacking digital logs of meetings or to keep at home as an added security camera, this PORTOCAM model features a built-in 1080P HD lens and a rechargeable battery that can last up to three hours. Note that this model doesn’t take pictures.
4. Star Light Night Vision Pen Full HD 1296P Video Recording Pen
Quite possibly the single best camera on any spy pen on the market, the Star Light pen features an impressive 2K HD camera and can handle videos, pictures, motion-sensor detection and loop recording. With the ability to seamlessly click through different recording functions with the click of your pen, this spy cam comes with a powerful 380 mAh battery that can last for hours on end on a single charge. Plus, the pen itself is lightweight and works like a charm. It even comes with 32GB of built-in memory.
5. Hidden Camera Spy Camera Pen HD
A great budget option that works almost as well as the big boys, 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.
6. LKcare Spy Camera
Quite possibly the most seamless spy pen on this list, a single tap turns this innocuous pen into a full-blown recording device. The built-in 350mhA battery helps provide video for up to 2.5 hours straight on a single charge, and the powerful 1080P FHD camera captures impressively high-quality videos and images. Great to have on hand for meetings, for business or to simply keep in your car for easy recording access, this pen is a great option for under $50.
7. Hidden Camera Pen
While this stylish pen may not look like anything special at first glance, a single tap activates the 1080P camera for instant video. With 16G of built-in storage, you can save your videos, audio and images and easily transfer them to your other devices. The powerful 400mAh battery works up to two hours on a full charge, and with the ability to capture video at an impressive 30Fps, it offers impressive video quality for a relatively great price.