Nerf Pocket DVR Review (Sakar International)

What It Is

The Nerf Pocket DVR is a digital camcorder and camera in one so kids can take video and photos of the world around them. The DVR features the classic Nerf color scheme (yellow and orange) from the early '90s as well as a sporty Nerf design. The 4.75-inch by 2.5-inch video camera has rubberized grips to keep it safely in a child's hand. The DVR has a built-in microphone, records at 640 by 480 resolution, features a 1.8-inch color LCD screen, and has a built-in light for recording in low light. There is an included SD memory slot for memory cards up to 32GB. Memory cards are sold separately. Plug the DVR into your computer using the built-in USB connector to upload the photos and video. Photo editing software is included so kids can edit their videos and photos by adding frames, text, and other effects. Then kids can post their photos and video to photo sharing and social networking sites, such as Facebook, Flickr, Photobucket, YouTube, and more. The Nerf Pocket DVR also comes with a wrist strap, an AV cable, and an installation CD for the editing software.

Is It Fun?

Anything moms and dads own kids inevitably want. From cell phones to cameras, kids want to be just like their parents. The Nerf Pocket DVR is a kid-friendly camcorder/camera that makes it easy and convenient for kids to take pictures and video. The editing software lets kids polish their pictures and play creatively.

Who It’s For

The Nerf Pocket DVR is for ages 5 and up. If kids are going to connect to the internet to share their images, it's advised that parents monitor their child's online activities. For some sites, there is a minimum age requirement to open an account. For Facebook and YouTube, you must be 13 and older; for Photobucket, you must be 14 and older. Younger children using the Nerf Pocket DVR may have to use a parent's account.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AAA batteries are required but not included.

In order to take video and photos, you must install an SD card. This is not included with the Nerf Pocket DVR.

The photo editing software is compatible with Windows XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, Windows 7, and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.

Just because the Nerf Pocket DVR is kid-friendly doesn't mean it is kid-proof, so be sure that kids handle it with care to avoid damaging it. Do not expose it to heat sources or use it in wet/moist conditions.

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    3 AAA batteries required