The pen seems to be the darling of the surveillance set. First we see one with a Bluetooth DVR, 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 as video watches and combo mouse remotes, it has also marketed $600 laser pointers and USB knee warmers. We're almost afraid to witness what they do next.