Conbrov (Tm) Hd88 HD Mini Pocket Digital Video Camcorder Security wearable camera Recorder DV for Max 5 Hours recording per charge
This arrived promptly and well packaged, but I didn’t realise I would have to buy a micro SD card. To be fair it does say that further down in description, and only says supports SD card in first description, but its easy to miss. I think it would be better to include one with the set, for those who like me want to open and get on with using something. They’re not expensive, but I was unable to get one delivered quickly so had to wait a further two weeks almost before I could actually try this out.
Its a neat device, looking a bit like a pen, and one simply presses top down for three seconds to start recording. When I first tried to use it I had issues with PC being unable to find it, screen flickering and mouse being intermitenttly unresponsive. On trying this morning its all working fine, came up on pc instantly, no screen flicer or mouse issues? Wierd or what? As I’m not a tech person I can only guess that maybe those issues came whilst my PC was recognising device and I was just too quick to assume a fault. I’ve learend, next time I have a problem I’ll try a few times before assuming some kind of incompatibility. My bad and I’ve deited my review to reflect that.
Its pretty inconspicuous set in top pocket, and I can see its use for covert recording, but though a badge is supplied, its not very clear, and I’m unsure about legalities of this type of recording. Maybe its fine? I just feel uncomfortable about it. For getting family reactions etc. when you don’t want posed images, say at a surprise party, or maybe recording the kids at an event its useful. Or if you want a view of something while hands occupied, say sports events such as althletics, car racing, horse jumping? I think I’d still use my phone for all but those though, where I can see what I’ve recorded straight away. I guess it depends on what you want it for, and how you feel about covert recording as to whether you want to pay for a device like this. If you’ve severe issues with neighbours, or local vandals maybe you just want some proof, and this is an easy way to get it without tipping others off. It does seem expensive for what is a fairly simple product to me.
Stars: Four, easy to use, and decent recordings.
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