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thumbsUp! USB Spy Camera

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About this product


  • Mini digital video camera
  • Video recording at 30fps with 1,280 x 960 resolution
  • Record audio with the built-in microphones

Product overview

• Mini digital video camera
• Video recording at 30fps with 1,280 x 960 resolution
• Record audio with the built-in microphones
• Discretely record conversations with the sound activation feature
• Records onto microSD card up to 32GB
• Up to two-hour battery life with the internal rechargeable battery

What are the benefits of this digital video camera?

A small discreet camera that’s capable of recording great video – you can capture the moment in 1,280 x 960-pixel video resolution with this thumbsUp! Spy Camera. Record in real time for up to two hours on only one charge. This spy DV camera even has a built-in microphone to help you hear what’s going on around you. With its small size, it’s perfect for taking both covert pictures and action shots.

How do I use this digital video camera?

This mini DV camera has specified buttons for various functions, making it simple to use. It includes a mode button to switch between video and audio, and a status indicator light that shows which mode the camera is currently set in.

How do I view my images and recordings?

Simply connect the watch to a PC via the USB provided, select view files/folder from the pop up once the device has been recognised. At this stage you can filter through the folders and access any saved recordings or images. You can also view footage back through the camera of which can also be used as a webcam on a computer.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Better than expected ! I didn't have high expectations of this device but it turned out better than I had anticipated. The video quality is reasonable given the small format, with acceptable sharpness though the image contrast is rather low, particularly in low light. Audio quality is quite poor with low sensitivity and a fair bit of unwanted background noise, particularly in quiet situations. The maximum length of any individual recording is restricted to 30 min which could be a limitation in some circumstances. The time & date function did not work on mine, always displaying midnight on 31st. Dec. 2008 ! All in all though, given the discreet format, it's not bad for the money, though doubtless there are better devices out there.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good idea but poor video quality. I purchased this to use on a model railway to give a train drivers view. The unit was a perfect size but the footage recorded was of poor quality rendering it useless. Item returned and refund provided by Maplin without bother.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from confused laptop doesn't find the doesn't state in the manual what operating system supports it
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality I bought this, as with the last review, quality is poor and sound is all over the place. Not good.
Date published: 2017-04-21
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Resolution 1280 x 960
Frame rate 30fps
Recording format AVI
Resolution 640x480
Sensor 300K
Ratio 4:3
Format JPG
Built in audio Y
Operating systems & format
Supported OS Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista, 2000, Android and IOS
Supported format JPG, AVI
Connection type USB
Internal memory size 32GB (memory card not included)
External memory type micro SD
External memory size GB
Dimensions 65mm x 30 mm x 22 mm
Weight 22g
Charging / operating power USB port
Battery type lithium battery
Water resistant No
Recording time (from fully charged) Approx. 2 hours

Hello I have my own shop and I have noticed some money going missing am just wondering if this will give me a good enough picture to see which one of the stuff it is and also I don't have a laptop could i not plug it into my to at home ?

Asked by: Anthony frost
Unfortunately this may not be the best quality for what you are looking to do, and this would also require a laptop of computer to view
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-11

There is only one button and I don't know how to use it for recording and making photo.Could you help me with the manual? Thank you.

Asked by: Victor47
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-11

does this camera record visual and audio at the same time?

Asked by: dumblnd
Yes it can record both audio and video at the same time.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-01-14

If I leave this plugged in to a USB port on a 3 pin mains plug, am I right in saying it will then record 10 mins max each time the sound activation is triggered, until memory fills? And if so, when it starts recording is it audio or video or my choice?

Asked by: Brian
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-11-22

Can it record when plugged in USB drive?

Asked by: Meggiej
No, when attached to USB connector the device automatically goes into charge/comms mode.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-09

In the leaflet it is  Motion (Detective) Video Mode, how do I use this as instructions not clear ?

Asked by: silverlady
The unit automatically goes into motion detect mode when plugged into a USB port (or 5V USB plug) while the standby light is on. it will record for 10 minutes and then go back to standby
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-15

I've bought this item, how do you use the motion detective video mode

Asked by: silverlady
This camera does not have motion detection, it does however have sound detection which you can activate using the mode buttons
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-08

does this work with mac os x 10.6.8

Asked by: jimmy
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-06
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