Flipping Video – the Flip Mino HD

In 2006/2007 a product was launched in the US called the Flip Video (Originally called the Pure Digital Point and Shoot), and ever since then has been one of...
In 2006/2007 a product was launched in the US called the Flip Video (Originally called the Pure Digital Point and Shoot), and ever since then has been one of the best selling ‘camcorders’ online. This week, the Flip Video makes its debut in Australia and that alone is making it the centre of plenty of media attention.
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the Flip HD version (Mino HD) and at first touch this is an impressive little package.
Interestingly for me, the manufacturers seem to have taken a leaf out of the Apple book of packaging with a box and packaging that could be described as anything but cheap. Holding the box in your hands really gives you the first feeling that you’re in for a quality product – Which it would want to be for $300!

In 2006/2007 a product was launched in the US called the Flip Video (Originally called the Pure Digital Point and Shoot), and ever since then has been one of the best selling ‘camcorders’ online. This week, the Flip Video makes its debut in Australia and that alone is making it the centre of plenty of media attention.

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the Flip HD version (Mino HD) and at first touch this is an impressive little package.

Interestingly for me, the manufacturers seem to have taken a leaf out of the Apple book of packaging with a box and packaging that could be described as anything but cheap. Holding the box in your hands really gives you the first feeling that you’re in for a quality product – Which it would want to be for $300!

Read my full review, and see a sample video at my Tech Life blog at SBS.com.au

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Trev produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He hosts a nightly radio show on Talking Lifestyle, 8pm Monday to Friday in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
One Comment
  • Alex
    29 October 2009 at 7:38 am
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    It looks like a taser gadget that James Bond would use.

    Q: “Listen carefully, 007. It looks like a new video camera – but flip the switch and BAM! You have a handy taser to stun your enemy.”

    007: “Shocking!”

    Looking forward to your new radio show, Trevor.

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