Simply put, a spy pen is an ordinary pen with a hidden digital camera concealed inside, allowing the use to take covert video, often with the pen placed in a shirt pocket or held in the hand.

Many people use them for tasks when video proof is can be helpful such as making a delivery or secret shopping. Many find it useful for personal safety when entering a dangerous area. They are useful tools for interviews, both to record them and gain insight on your own interviewing skills. Victims of harassment often find that proving their case is difficult without video and spy pens offer the ideal tool in getting justice.

Most states allow you to record personal video at your own discretion, however not all states allow you to make an audio recording of someone without their consent. For this reason spy pens have the option to deactivate audio recording.

Spy pens come in various configurations. Zetronix pens come with one-buttons controls, a single click on the end of the pen powers the camera on and begins a recording. The same button pauses the recording and holding the button down for longer will power it off. This type of pen often comes in various resolutions, 720p, 1080p and 2.k. The higher the resolution, the clearer and more vibrant the video is. However higher resolution requires more space to record and it’s always best to go bigger on memory when capturing high-quality video.

Some pens have built-in memory in various sizes, other pens have a slot to fit memory cards of various sizes. The more memory you have, the more video you can record. Spy pens connect to any PC or mac with the hidden built-in USB plug which allows you to move videos to your computer or simply delete them, allowing you to empty and reuse a spy pen as many times as you want.

You can have the video stamped with the date and time of recording and Zetronix provides an application which allows you to quickly and easily set this up with any computer, making spy pens easier to use than ever before.

Below are links to three types of spy pens from Zetronix


The zPen-HD featuring 720p resolution and a micro SD slot that takes up to 32GB


The zPen-1080p with 1080p resolution and built in memory up to 32GB


The zPen-SuperHD featuring a huge resolution of 2.k and built-in memory up to 128GB