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As regular customers (hello!) will know, when it comes to spy gadgets we're pretty discerning. This Spy Clock is absolutely no exception - in fact, it might well be one of the cleverest spy gadgets we've ever had arrive in the office. It might look like a normal (and rather swanky) clock for your home, but hidden in there somewhere is an almost-invisible video camera with a motion and sound detector, as well as a stills camera.
That means that it's perfect for checking out all manner of suspect activity that might be going on in your own home - from spying on babysitters to making sure the builders aren't nabbing your biscuits whilst you're out earning their wages. Just set it up and wait for someone to walk past it or make a sound, then the video camera jumps into life (silently, of course). Once the object leaves the view of the camera, it stops recording to save space. It has 4GB capacity, but if you jam a micro SD card in there then you can have up to 8GB of storage, meaning that you'll easily squeeze a couple of hours' worth of footage.
Aside from the very practical purpose of keeping an eye on your property, it's actually great fun for framing your friends. Now there'll be documentary evidence to support your claim that it was Auntie Dot who dropped the teapot - sweet justice, her days of innocence will finally be over! When you've captured your footage, all you need to do is use the included USB cable to transfer it to your computer, where you can do whatever it is you need to do with it (pass it on to the authorities, that kind of thing).
The Spy Clock may appear to be a normal household item (complete with stainless steel finish), but only you know what it's really capable of.
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This Spy Clock is a good bit of kit but the instructions to this clock have no relevance whatsoever. It even catches you by not telling you which way to insert the TF card. There are two buttons to control the clock camera, I'm yet to find a reason for one of them. I still cannot set the running time clock which is quite important if you want to prove that somebody was where they were and when. The results of the camera are quite good including the sound but be prepared to spend some time with it to start with. I even went on the makers website to no avail!
The Spy Clock is quite a good item. It's well made and looks ok in the hallway pointing at the front door awaiting any would-be thieving toe-rag. The instruction manual is rubbish. Its basically incorrect and contradicts itself on a number of occasions. The enclosed CD is a waste of a CD; I still cant work out what the software on it actually does?! To summarise: good quality product that works as it should once you ignore the instructions, engage your brain and do it yourself.
I have to admit I wasn't expecting such great quality video/audio in the video mode, and while the quality is actually inexplicably lower in the still photos, they are still very impressive, and much better than I expected. While the controls are somewhat convoluted, there being only two control buttons, it is very easy to pick up and the instruction leaflet was good enough to enable me to work it out fully within a couple of uses. Also I would like to point out that even though the Product Information says the camera is compatible with Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista etc, I have a Mac running OS X, and although I haven't tried the software that comes on the disk, you can still access the memory perfectly well as a removable storage device (it comes with a memory card). Overall, I'm very impressed!
I've had so much fun with this and my friends. I set it up in my friend's room and caught her sleep talking and walking! Brilliant gift and gadget for anyone to have.
Expect poor video quality and not the best view either, as there is no additional viewing screen you have to set it up just right.. not bad for the price. needs sufficient lighting to view anyhting on screen
I put it in my kitchen cupboard, because I was suspicious of my window cleaner as I couldn't see any difference and he was really expensive! I left as usual at 8:30 am for work on a Thursday - the day he comes - and an hour later it recorded him coming in rubbing the old mark on the window with a piece of black cloth, walking over to my biscuit cupboard, and sitting down at my kitchen table with a coffee! I then fired him and saved a hundred pounds every two months!