Review of Top Spy Camera Sunglasses

Review of Top Spy Camera Sunglasses

Jul 17

Aside from being a mainstay in any spygear list, spy camera glasses are now used for a variety of applications and occasions. For example, why carry a bulky camera to a wedding or sports event and risk losing it when you can bring your spy camera glasses and record everything “as you see it”. Just imagine showing off the videos to family and friends, offering a side of an event according to how you saw it. The best part of it is that you can interact with other people and record everything at the same time.

A lot of spy camera glasses are currently fighting over top positions in the spy gear market. Each product comes in its own design and set of features. If you are considering acquiring one you might as well know what the top players are. The following is a review of some of the best spy glasses products so far.

Brickhouse Security Camcorder Spy Sunglasses. This product features high resolution video recording at 1280 x 960; captures video in your point of view; supports file storage up to 16GB via MicroSD card; record video up to 4 hours; take up to 48,000 photographs; record at a touch of the button, and USB 2.0 interface. This product’s hands free design allows the wearer to fully interact with his or her environment, making it great for events, sporting activities, and covert surveillance. In addition, it features a 1.3 megapixel pinhole CMOS camera, wireless transmission, Plug and Play connectivity (no driver needs to be installed), and easy playback on any computer.

ThinkGeek Spycam Video/MP3/Camera Sunglasses. This product lets you shoot videos, take photos, and play your favorite MP3s all on one device. A tiny camera is concealed inside the sunglass frame, making it less obvious to the untrained eye. It records videos at 960 x 720 resolution at AVI format, stores about 4 hours of video, stores video files on a 8GB memory module, and interfaces easily via a USB 2.0 port. In addition, it features a light frame, scratch-resistant Polaroid lenses, stereo headphones, and a rechargeable battery good for 1.5 hours of videos.

ZionEyez HD Camera Glasses. This product features a 720p HD camera, 8GB of flash memory capable of storing up to 3 hours of HD video, and an option for prescription-ready shades. The frame is sleek, effectively concealing the tiny camera, which is in contrast to other bulky models. In terms of connectivity, the product can connect to 802.11n WiFi, has Bluetooth v3.0, and a micro-USB port. One good feature of this product is that it can accommodate prescription lenses for those with vision problems.

Thanko HD Video Camera Sunglasses. This Japan-based gadget manufacturer has put in impressive features on this product. The product boasts a five-megapixel CMOS camera which allows recording of HD video at 1280 x 720 at 30 frames per second. The device can shoot images at 4,032 x 3,024 resolution. Video and image files can be stored on a MircroSD card up to 32 GB capacity, which can be transferred later to a computer through a USB 2.0 port.

LOREXvue Video Recording Sunglasses. This product features a built-in 2GB flash memory capable of handling up to five (5) hours of videos. Video is recorded in QVGA resolution (320 x 240 pixels) at 30 frames per second. It can also use a MicroSD  card to store video data  and easily transfer it to a computer or a mobile phone. For video playback it is compatible with RealPlayer and Quicktime .

Air Venturi Video Recorder Sunglasses. This product has a 3-megapixel CMOS camera capable of recording in 640 x 480 resolution at 30 frames per second. Video is recorded in AVI format and stored in its built-in 4GB memory (can be upgraded to 8GB). This device features a 5-volt 500mAh battery with enough power for 3 to 4 hours of video recording.  In addition, this product is water-resistant.

POV ACG-20 4GB Action Video Camera Sunglass. This product features a 3-megapixel pinhole CMOS camera cable of recording AVI video in 640 x 480 resolution at 30 frames per second. It has an on-board 4GB default memory which can be expanded with a MicroSD card up to 8GB. A Lithium polymer battery powers the unit and is capable of providing 3 to 4 hours of recording time. No additional drivers are required is compatible with Windows 98 to Windows 7, as well as Macintosh operating system.

KJB Security DVR Sunglasses. This product features a 1.3 MP pinhole CMOS camera capable of recording videos on 960 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second. It can also take pictures at 1280 x 1024 resolution in JPG format. One touch operation is possible with remote controller. The device can be connected to a computer via the USB 2.0 port.

In order to help you choose among hundreds of spy sunglasses available, here are a few pointers to consider:

  • Sunglass design. If you will be using these products for covert activities, it is recommended to choose models which look like regular sunglasses, most preferably popular brands such as Wayfarers and Ray Bans. Doing so will make it less obvious and maintains your cover. On the other hand, if you will be using it for recording events and sports activities, any design will do.
  • Resolution. The higher the resolution, the better the video quality. Devices can have resolutions as low as 320 x 240 pixels up to as high as 1280 x 1024 pixels. This is very important if you need to have high quality video output.
  • Batteries. Not all batteries are the same. Always choose a device with a good battery pack which can provide at least 2 hours of recording time.
  • Wired or Wireless Options. Devices either have wires that connect to an external DVR or have a wireless transmitter built-in. There are also devices which are Bluetooth-enabled.
  • Memory. The larger the memory capacity, the more videos and images can be stored. It is a good idea to expand the default memory by purchasing an external MicroSD card.

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