If you ever struggle to come up with a gift for that special someone at Christmas time, I have your answer this year. Get him/her a Flip video device. As evidenced in my previous post, my family’s impromptu cinematic moment at a Chinese restaurant can be quite entertaining to capture.
These babies? Soooo easy to use! They aren’t incredibly high tech where you can zoom in close and take remarkably clear action shots. But for what it is and what it comes with, they are worth every penny.
Instead of pulling out a card or plugging in a USB cable to get the video off the camera, it comes with a USB port nice attached that you just pop out and plug in. No loss of cords, no little memory cards to lose track of – it’s perfect!
You can find the recorders in different colors and with different amounts of storage space. I have the white 120 minute UltraHD camera (it comes in a variety of colors) and I leave it in my purse at all times. You never know when that special moment may occur that you will want to capture on film. Heck, it doesn’t even have to be special – video tape your hand grabbing that last Christmas treat. Comedy right there.
Generally, these will run you somewhere between $100-170 depending on the size (memory) and style. I got mine at Costco for a sweet price and I’m sure you’ll find the latest version of the Mino style available there.
On a separate note, anybody shopping at Macy’s this week? Today through next Monday, you can take advantage of their Friends and Family discount coupon for an additional 25% off your purchase. So use the coupon and get your shopping done!