21 July 2008 1 Comment
Our flips arrived last week (see my previous post on gadgets for info) and I took one home over the weekend and it’s absolutely fantastic.
I tried it out shooting some footage of Hannah indoors and the quality was great considering the lighting. It’s so simple to use I didn’t bother to read instructions (not that I do very often anyhow but it’s definitely a pick up and go device). The kids love it and can use it really well to without any kind of training. The zoom is quite small in real terms (i.e. compared to camcorders)and of course the quality is not more than standard VGA but it is more than made up for by the simplicity, easy of use and portability of the device. It runs of AA batteries (2) and so far they’ve lasted without any problems. I’ve taken several rough videos and binned some. I haven’t tried the YouTube uploading yet but I’ll be doing that this week to test that feature.
I’m going to take it away on holiday with me and test it out some more. I really really love it….and the price. We paid £78 online price for it. Peanuts for such a great little gadget. I’d rate it right up there with the iPod in terms of life changing technology.