Swann PenCam 4GB and HD PenCam
Swann has unveiled its latest digital video cameras – the HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB. Each device conceals a miniature video camera and DVR inside a real working pen. The HD PenCam ($99.99) is capable of recording high-definition AVI videos (1280x720 pixels) and high-resolution JPEG images on microSD memory cards, while the PenCam 4G ($69.99) shoots VGA movies and 1.2-megapixel stills and saves them in its built-in memory. Both versions switch between video and photo mode with a touch of a button, feature date and time stamping, and are compatible with PCs and Macs.
Swann Press Release
Swann Intros HD PenCam™ & PenCam™ 4GB Mini Video Camera & Recorder
Miniature video camera and DVR concealed in a real working pens that shoots HD color videos & high resolution JPEG images
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - (February 8, 2012) – Today, Swann proudly introduces its latest video surveillance gadget – HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB. Both devices conceal a miniature video camera and DVR inside a real working pen, while HD PenCam is capable of capturing high definition AVI videos (1280 x 720) and high resolution JPEG images and PenCam 4GB captures both high resolution videos and images, but features the largest internal memory of any PenCam to date. With the new HDPenCam and PenCam 4GB, Swann allows anyone to make their own hidden videos that are easy to share on Facebook™, Youtube™ and more.
Swann is offering two PenCam versions: one that accommodates up to a 16GB MicroSD card (HD PenCam) and the other with built-in internal storage (PenCam 4GB). Both versions switch between video and photo mode with a touch of a button, feature date and time stamping, and are compatible with PCs and Macs.
To view your video recordings or still images, transfer to a computer is made possible via a card reader or the included USB cable. The HD PenCam is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that lasts 45 minutes on a full charge and recharges via a computer’s USB port. Thanks to the flexibility of an additional 16GB MicroSD card, users can capture up to 8 hours of video or 72,000 still images.
When you’re ready to view your footage, simply unscrew the pen and the lower half contains a USB connector that plugs into a computer for easy back-up. Enjoy up to 90 minutes of usage per charge and recharge the built-in Lithium-ion battery via a computer’s USB. With the 4GB built-in memory, users can capture approximately 2 hours of video or 18,000 still images.
Swann’s HD PenCam and PenCam 4GB have a MSRP of $99.99 and $69.99 respectively and will be available for purchase from FRY’s, Costco.com, Amazon.com and other major retailers coming soon.
Swann is a global leader in security monitoring solutions, IT peripherals and fun gadgets targeting consumers through retail channels. In 2012, Swann celebrates its 25th anniversary as a manufacturer of consumer electronics products that are innovative yet cost effective.
The company’s products are mainly do-it-yourself (DIY) with easy-to-follow ‘plug-and-play’ instructions, full after-sale technical support and retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office and small-to-medium retail users.
For customers needing more high-tech solutions, Swann is at the forefront of the latest international trends including digital wireless connectivity, professional quality CCTV camera, multi-function digital video recording, and live Smartphone connectivity.
Swann was founded in 1988 and now has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, China and Hong Kong with distribution partners around the globe.
Swann’s reseller network includes some of the world’s largest retailers and distributors including Fry’s Electronics, RadioShack, Brandsmart USA, Canadian Tire, Maplin Electronics and Dick Smith.