This Week in Reviews [April 16-20]
It’s that time again — time for This Week in Reviews. This week we looked at the Swann HD PenCam, a video camera built in to a pen (just like in the spy movies); Sprint’s brand-new 4G smartphone, the LG Viper; two laptops from Toshiba (the budget Satellite C655-S5542 and the sleeker Portege R835-P88); a secure portable hard drive from Lenovo; the ultra-slim, ultra-sexy HTC One S from T-Mobile.
Swann HD PenCam
Unless you're an international spy or an amateur sleuth, you'd be forgiven if you didn't know where to turn in picking out the perfect spy cam. Security-themed accessories maker Swann has a new device to assist you in those undercover missions: the $99.99 HD PenCam. In addition to its function as a writing tool, this USB-rechargeable gadget records video in 720p and holds up to 16GB of footage and still photos via microSD. We were impressed with the video and audio quality, but is the HD PenCam stealthy enough for your next covert op?