Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR Hidden Camera Review

  • Video Quality
  • Features
  • Design
  • Ease of Use
4.5 Star Rating
Reviewed By Tony Tran Gadgets

Good Easy to use hidden camera disguised as a power adapter, High Definition Camera and no batteries are needed.

Bad Can only be used where an power outlet is available.

Summary Although the Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR hidden camera doesn't have a ton of features, it has everything you need when it comes to a simple hidden camera for the right price.

The Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR is a hidden camera disguised as a normal power adapter. All you need to do is insert the SD card into the “AC Adaptor” and plug it into an outlet to get started. It’s nicely designed and works well. I’ve been playing around with this little device for a couple of days and I’m loving it a lot.


  • High Definition Camera
  • 1280 X 720P HD Resolution
  • Supports Up to 32GB of Memory Card Storage / 9.5 Hours of Video Recording
  • 2 Recording Modes: Continuous or Motion Detection
  • Easy Access On/Off Switch
  • Time/Date Stamped Video Files
  • Easy to Install & Setup


  • Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR Hidden Camera
  • 8 GB SD Memory Card
  • User Manual


The Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR hidden camera is very easy to setup. You simply insert the SD card into the “Adaptor” and plug the device into an power outlet and it will start working. You can also change the recording modes (Continuous or Motion Detection) with a simple switch.


The Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR was modeled after a simple AC adapter and it does a great job at pretending to be one while working as a hidden camera.

The Zone Shield AC Adaptor at work. Can you see the hidden camera?

The back of the device with the cover on.

The cover from the back of the device removed. This is where the SD memory card goes. The option to switch to Motion Detection/Continuous recording modes is also there.

On/Off button at the bottom of the device.

Overall, the design of the Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR is simple but sometimes simple is better. I really like the design as it looks just like a normal AC Adapter but works as a hidden camera.

Video Quality & Playback

The video quality was better than I expected. Here’s a video of the Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR hidden camera in action:


The videos are automatically saved as .avi files and stored in your SD memory card. You can use any media player that can play .avi files. Here’s a simple screen shot of the video files saved in my SD card…


Among all of the hidden cameras I’ve reviewed, the Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR is definitely one of my favorites. This device is great for the price and it’s very easy to install and setup. There aren’t that many features, but who needs useless features? This device comes with everything you need in a hidden camera.

The design is very simple so it doesn’t stand out and it’s impossible to tell that it’s a hidden camera unless you are focusing hard on the device trying to find the hidden camera lens.

I would recommend the Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR for anyone looking for a simple hidden camera for under $200.

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1 Comment. Leave new

supports only 32gb? looks like a nice hidden camera but I’m looking for a larger storage


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