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The Real Deal HD Pen Cam is an ordinary ink pen that also has a built-in camera and microphone inside. With the pen, you can expect to record high-definition video and audio for more than an hour at a time. Although each one comes with its own micro SD card, each pen should work with any micro SD card you choose to use. When you're ready to watch your recorded video and listen to your audio, this pen's been designed to plug into any PC or Mac computer via the included USB cable.
The cost of Real Deal HD Pen Cam is $39.99 plus $7.99 shipping, for a total price of $47.98.
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Before you turn on your Real Deal HD Pen Cam, use the pen's clip to attach it to a place of your choosing, such as your shirt pocket or pants pocket. Keep in mind that the closer it's positioned to the scene you want to record, the better that recording will be. If you want to record people's faces and you've got the pen attached to a pocket that's near your waist, that may not work out very well.
When you're ready to record, turn on the pen's camera by pressing the button on the top of the pen. This is the same button you'd press in order to use the pen's ink tip, so people will be unlikely to see you pressing it as an unusual action. Once you've pressed this button, the pen will continue to record video and audio for more than an hour, unless you press the button again to turn the camera off.
After you're done recording, you'll be able to use the included USB cable to attach your pen to any PC or Mac computer, and then download the video and audio from it. If it's legal in your region to share whatever you've recorded, you'll then be able to share it with others through email. While you've got the pen connected to your computer, its camera will also be charging up for its next use.
This pen is slim and black, so it looks like any pen that a person would use in a professional setting, and won't feel like a heavy, clunky object to carry around. It's unlikely that anyone will ever guess that it's not just a regular writing utensil.
All the footage recorded by this pen cam is recorded at a resolution of 1080 pixels, which is considered high-definition. That means that if you're close enough to whatever you're recording, and have your pen positioned at an appropriate level, no images or sounds you've recorded should be at all unclear. For the best results possible, you should be within several feet of whatever you want to record, and have a clear view without any bodies or objects blocking your way.
Each pen comes with a micro SD card with 16 gigabytes of memory. This will enable you to record more than an hour and up to an hour and a half of footage. If you want to record more footage than that, you'll need to transfer the current footage to a computer and delete it from your pen. Then there'll be space on your SD card again. Alternatively, if you've got a micro SD card with more gigabytes of memory, you can opt to insert that in your pen instead of the included one.
For those users who want to use their pen cam to write, too, five ink refills are provided with each one. Of course, once these are gone, the pen will still function as a camera, and you can just avoid telling anyone that the ink is no longer working.
If you want to record your child's sports game or the school play without dragging in a larger video recorder, simply get a seat close to the action and bring one of these pens. Due to the high-definition recordings that each one produces, your child will likely be impressed with how clearly they can see themselves play or perform. If you save your recordings on USB drives, instead of just saving them on one computer, the memories may end up being preserved forever.
A lot of people will also find one of these pens useful at school or work. Not only can you use it as a writing utensil to take notes, but you'll be able to use it to record your boss or professor speak in a meeting or classroom. If you need clarification in regard to a certain concept or idea, you won't have to go back and ask the boss or professor since you'll be able to examine your recorded footage instead. Just keep in mind that using a pen like this probably isn't permitted during formal examinations.
You'll be able to clip your Real Deal HD Pen Cam to the visor of your vehicle and use it as a dash cam. It'll come in handy if you want to capture certain scenery on video as you drive, and if someone commits a driving infraction near you, that may also appear on your video. You may then be able to help the police identify the culprit.
In the business world and the social world, a lot of arguments occur due to people not remembering what others said (or even what they themselves said) correctly. If you find yourself in such a dispute, and you've been recording conversations with one of these pen cams, you'll be able to look at the footage to find out who's in the right.
In some situations, it's illegal to record others, and in other situations, it's legal to record them but not to share the recordings. As a result, before you start using your Real Deal HD Pen Cam to record anyone or anything besides yourself in your own home, you should familiarize yourself with your country and region's laws. Otherwise, if you don't make that effort, you could find yourself embroiled in a legal dispute—especially if other people didn't know the pen was also a camera at the time you were recording.
When you're using your Real Deal HD Pen Cam to record something, be sure that the camera (which is right above the pen's clip) is positioned outward. If you accidentally leave it facing you instead, you could end up with an hour of footage of your own clothing. The pen should also be right-side-up, with the camera's power button facing upward. If it's not, you might find yourself watching some upside-down video. This could be edited on a computer, but that would be a time-wasting task that could be avoided by correct camera positioning in the first place.
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