Another pen, another camera
The writing instrument seems to be the surveillance instrument of choice.
The pen seems to be the darling of the surveillance set. First we see one with a, and now we hear of another with a built-in video camera.
The "ZRAD" pen camcorder apparently can't store any video but does send images and audio wirelessly to a PC or other receiver for display using "leading-edge stealth camera technology." It also captures only black-and-white images, though presumably this wasn't intended to create any Sundance or Cannes entries.
The pen-cam's $300 price would suggest that it's a serious device, but one never really knows with its manufacturer, Hong Kong-based Vavolo. Although it has developed some interesting products such asand , it has also marketed and . We're almost afraid to witness what they do next.