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Spy Pen Digital Recorder (Voice Activated)

A very sleek and stylish pen that conceals a premium quality voice activated digital voice recording unit. This product is the size of a normal pen, can be used in the normal way or as a discreet portable audio recorder.

This is a powerful, premium quality voice activated digital voice recorder that is built into a stylish, black and steel effect ballpoint pen that would not look out of place at home or in the office.

Slick and Discreet Recording Activation

What makes this spy pen especially stand out is the way that recordings can be started and stopped in such a discreet manner. This unit has the recording controls incorporated into a simple slide button system (the pen clip itself) allowing for superb covert use. By sliding the clip down, recording is commenced and when the clip is slid back up, the recording is stopped and recorded files are saved. Because this start/stop process is such a simple action, then after a few tests powering on and off will be achieved with absolute total discretion and with out any fuss.

Excellent Battery Life - sensitive Microphone

The device is powered by an internal, fully rechargeable lithium ion battery providing up to 12 hours maximum recording deployment time in voice activation mode. This effectively means that after a full charge of the battery, when started in sound activation mode, the pen will stay 'live' for up to 12 hours, recording when there is sound within the vicinity. A full charge of the pen normally takes around 2.5 hours, so time between deployments can be kept to a minimum. The microphone is very sensitive and in voice activation mode, will easily pick up on noises/speech within a radius of up to 8 metres.

Decent Memory Storage - Easy Recording Playback

This product has an internal flash drive memory capacity as standard of 256MB allowing for up to 33 hours of audio recordings to be stored although there is an optional 1GB high capacity memory available (see drop-down menu) giving up to 140 hours of audio recording storage (in Long Play recording mode). The pen can be charged through the tiny 2.5mm charge/transfer port situated in the end of the pen. The device comes supplied complete with USB connection cable making it easy to transfer audio files from the pen onto your computer (Windows or Mac) completely hassle free with no need for specialist software. Alternatively you can playback recorded files directly from the pen by connecting the supplied headphones to the same 2.5mm socket.

Perfect Portable Audio Spy Recorder

When deciding on an audio recorder that can be easily carried around every day and used to secretly record meetings, be left to pick up on what is being said whilst you are out of a room, or as an aid for disctation, the Spy Pen Digital Recorder has to be the ideal companion. Because the pen still retains the normal writing function and is of standard length and girth, it can be used in full view or tucked away partially hidden if required to record in complete discretion.

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  • Nice looking black and silver ballpoint pen
  • Can be used as normal pen for writing
  • Recording functionality is completely silent in operation
  • Simple pen clip slide switch activation for record start/stop
  • Memory - 256MB or 1GB internal flash
    • 33/140 Hours in Long Play Mode
    • 16/70 Hours - High Quality Mode
    • 8/35 Hours - Extra High Quality Mode
  • Battery life - Approximately 12 hours in recording mode or 8 hours in playback mode (playback directly from the pen)
  • Recharge time - 2.5 hours approximately if charged from computer USB port
  • Listening Radius - Sound pick up range of up to 8 Metres
  • Dimensions - 11mm thick x 133mm long 
  • Weight - 18 grammes
  • Compatibility – Windows 2000 or higher including Windows Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10 as well as Mac running OS X
  • Accessories - Remote Controller, Earphones, USB charge/transfer cable, instruction manual
  • Also supplied with extra replacement ballpoint pen refills

Can this recorder still operate in recording mode when on charge?

Unfortunately it is not possible to make recordings on the Pen when it is connected to a charge outlet. The device is designed for stand alone operation from its internal battery only.

Is the device silent in operation?

Yes, the device is digital and there are no moving parts or sound alerts that would alert attention.

Will the recorder still record if it is hidden away from view?

Yes, the recorder will still pick up sounds from the environment, although if it is heavily buried out of site, the microphone effectiveness may be reduced. We have tested the product under a car seat and it was still effective.

How can the recordings be played back?

Recordings can be played back through supplied earphone or through computer speakers from the device or after the recorded files have been transferred to a PC.

Does the recorder make a sound when the battery runs out?

No sounds are made by the recorder at any time during operation or when the battery expires.

If the battery runs out when it is still deployed in recording mode, will the recordings be saved?

The device will auto save any recording onto the internal memory before the battery goes completely.

Do I need any special software to transfer recordings onto my computer or Mac?

No, this new version acts like a flash memory and therefore (unlike our previous version) no software is needed to transfer the files to the computer.

You will need to consider the following to use this equipment:

  • The recorded files on this device are not password protected, although you will need the right USB lead to connect the pen to a PC to retrieve audio recordings.
  • You will need a computer with speakers attached if wishing to playback recordings through your PC or Laptop.
  • You will require media player on the computer for playback of audio files. It maybe worthwhile downloading a free media player. We use VLC Media Player at Spy Equipment UK.

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