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The Flip Ultra – A camcorder your mom would love

Posted April 18th, 2008 in General by Jeff O'Hara

I purchased myself a Pure Digital Flip Ultra video camera yesterday. If you don’t know what this is, it is a cheap $150 video camera that looks more like a toy than a gadget. I have been a bit skeptical about this little device for some time, but recently I have been hearing rave reviews about this little device all over the web. So I had to see what all the fuss is about for myself.



People say that they shoot more video with this little camera now than they ever did with their bigger much more expensive MiniDV cameras. The great thing about this device: there are no settings, you just push a big red button and record. Once your done recording you plug it into a usb port on your computer and upload to your favorite video sharing site. This little camera lives up to the hype and the quality is actually pretty decent. This may be one of the best gadgets I’ve ever owned.

Granted, this device is not going to win any awards for quality of your video or sound, but does it really matter? Did you miss your kids first baby steps because you could get that big honking video camera settings correct?

Mmm Sushi
This video from our favorite sushi bar would have been longer, but I was getting a glare from jenny to put away the camera 🙁



2 Responses so far.

  1. Su says:

    Dammit, I miss that restaurant!

  2. Aunt Bonnie says:

    Hi there, Jeff O’Hara – you probably don’t even remember me, do you.

    Anyhow, just wanted to comment on the little Flip – I just opened up a Discover card account and got the Filp for free – if you know anybody who wants one, google around to see if the offer still holds. Fun little gadget.

    Hope to see you sometime. Your mom and I have reconnected.

    Bonnie

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