Marlin intros new video recording SpyPen

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We’ve seen a fair few consumer “spy” gadgets over the years, and now Marlin has jumped into the ring with its SpyPen.

Claiming that it contains the world’s smallest digital video recorder plus a microphone, the technology is crammed into a “normal” pen for all your covert filming needs.

It can record in full colour at up to 700Kbps and features a resolution of 300,000 pixels, and the microphone will pick up audio up to 15 feet away (plus the rustling of the pen against your clothing, of course).

It measures 15cm x 1.5cm x 1.5cm and weighs 30 grams, and it’s charged from the USB port. Available in two capacities — 2GB and 4GB — it will run for up to two hours on a single charge. It records AVI files for playback on a PC.

Just in case you were thinking of doing anything naughty with it, though, the product page advises that it’s “recommended for legal uses only”. You have been warned.

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Andy Merrett