If you aim a video camera or your video-enabled cell phone at someone, he will probably know he's being recorded. But if you casually hold an innocent-looking set of car keys, he may not suspect that you're secretly making a movie. The mini Spycam car key fob is shaped like an ordinary car key remote, but it contains a tiny digital video camera that records AVI format movies, storing four hours of material in its built-in 4 GB memory. To make sure each video has a correct time stamp, you can easily adjust the date and time on your mini Spycam.
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Things you need
- Computer with USB port
- USB cable
- Text editing application
Double-click on the icon for a text-editing application on your computer, such as Notepad, which comes with Windows, or TextEdit, which comes on Macs.
Type the following on three separate lines, substituting the current date and time on lines two and three (using 24-hour format time):
Save the text file as "TAG.txt."
Connect one end of the included USB cable to the Spycam, and the other end to a USB port on the back of your computer. The Spycam will show up as an external drive.
Drag the "TAG.txt" file you just created from your hard drive into the root directory of the Spycam. Eject the Spycam icon and disconnect the cable. The Spycam will use the date and time in the text file to establish its starting date and time.
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