Flip Video Camera

Yes, I am aware of how many video cameras I own. No, I do not need another one. I purchased a Flip video camera ($150.00) because I was so intrigued with the idea of a small, inexpensive camera designed to do just one thing.

They even did away with the USB cable and SD cards. You plug the Flip right into the USB port with a little… flip-out USB connector.

The one I got records an hour of video. I think the $100 model does 30 min. Check the website for specs.

Does the Flip take better video than my little Casio. Probably not. Is it as handy as a pocket on a shirt. Yes, indeedy, and it’s less than half the price.

I’m not sure what I’ll do with mine. I just wanted to see if this device is a cool as I’ve been hearing and reading. I think it might be. Toss it in your beach bag or your purse and go. Hit the red button and you’re recording. Makes the Sony Camcorder seem like a big old pain in the ass to lug around.


Uses two AA batteries and works with Mac or PC.

Warning: You’ll hear me talking baby talk to our Golden Retrievers. Runs 90 sec.

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  1. I love mine, too. Bought it at Best Buy about two weeks ago (60 minute version but only in white for $120). You’re right, though, it’s nice to carry around but I’m not sure how often I will be using it. Too much jiggling of the image (do I need to drink less coffee?). I love that it uses two AA batteries. The perfect traveler, knowwhatImean?

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