Flip Mino

You may want to add this to your collection to take video of your aquarium or anything you can think of. Since my camera now doesn’t have a video function, I was looking for something that would let me take video but yet small enough to be portable. I was actually thinking of the Flip Video Ultra but luckily I waited and now the slimmer Flip Video Mino is available. What I like most besides the size is how I can just plug it in directly to my computer. I have enough wires already for all my other stuff.

I ordered one so hopefully I can take some videos to share.

Introducing the Flip Video Mino
flip minoFrom the makers of the popular Flip Video Ultra comes the Mino, which puts the power of video in your pocket. The super-portable, super-simple Mino makes it easy to capture and share high-quality video anywhere and everywhere. And thanks to its flip-out USB arm and intuitive, built-in software, Mino lets you view, edit and upload your videos to popular video-sharing sites instantly. In addition to its sleek compact design–complete with touch-sensitive, backlit buttons–Mino boasts a rechargeable battery that powers up automatically while plugged into your computer or electrical outlet.

All That Flip Video Goodness, Only Smaller
At 40% smaller than its already pocket-sized brother the Flip Ultra, the Flip Mino barely makes a dent in even the tightest of jeans. But small in size doesn’t mean short on function; Mino’s got all the Flip features–simple user-interface, one touch-recording, built-in USB, intuitive editing software, easy sharing functionality–that folks have come to know and love.

Sleek, Portable Design
flip mino fits into pantsThe Flip Mino is the perfect combination of form and function. Its minimalist, retro front is the perfect complement to its high-tech modern back, with a large no-glare screen, touch-sensitive panel, and glowing backlit control buttons. All focused around Flip’s signature red record button that lets you go from pocket to recording in seconds.

With a camcorder this small and sleek, there’s no limit to where you can take it and what you’ll end up shooting. From a short film to enter in your favorite festival to footage of a hot new band, the Mino makes it easy because it’s always with you and always ready to go.

Mind-Boggling Quality
Despite its diminutive size, the Flip Mino produces video that rivals that of camcorders costing much, much more. With 2 GB of flash memory, the Mino can record up to 60 minutes of VGA (Video Graphics Array)-quality video that looks sharp when played back on your laptop or television (TV cable included). The high-quality stereo microphone captures crisp, detailed audio, whether you’re paddling down the Amazon, or rockin’ out at your favorite club.

Revolutionary Built-in Software
Flip Video’s revolutionary software is built into the camcorder, so there’s no need for clunky 3rd party software or cables. Just plug the Mino into any PC or Mac via the flip-out USB arm and you’ll be viewing, organizing, editing and sharing your videos effortlessly.

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Orion June 4, 2008 at 4:11 pm

VGA quality doesn’t blow me away, but this is still pretty neat. I was at a Big Box store this weekend and saw and saw a really neat Sony video camera based on solid state storage for only $125. It looked maybe twice as thick as this one, but about the same width and height. Both are still really cool.

With more and more electronic recording devices going to storage media like Flash, the price seems to be dropping, presumable due to the lower cost of production and less moving parts. We don’t own any type of video capture device so I’ll probably pick something similar along these lines before too long. Don’t forget to let us know how the new camera works out!

Johnny June 4, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Well, it’s in the mail so I might as well try it out and see. My friend has a HD video on his digital camera and the quality is supposely pretty amazing. Now if this had HD on it…

Orion June 4, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Not saying it’s a bad thing at all. I really like these types, well at least the look of them, not had a chance to use one yet. I’m just going to hold out till I can get one in really good quality (at least close to HD) around this size without totally breaking the bank. I can hardly keep a cell phone from breaking for more than 12 months due to it’s size, I’m not going to shell out 1k just to shove it in my pocket and break it lol. $200? Sure why not. I’ve just never been a fan of the whole ‘camcorder’ form factor. But thank goodness we’ve left the VHS days!

ssmino June 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Sad to say, it doesn’t come with an underwater housing, for us aqua-types. And a built-in LI battery, also a bit difficult to swallow. Nice and sleek, however. Regardless, I can’t wait to try one out (needless to say).


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