Gadget Envy: Flip Mino Video Camera
I don't need to tell you about the power of online video. What I would like to share is a way to make it simple, lightning-fast and always available. The Flip Mino (my latest gadget purchase) is about the size and weight of a slim mobile phone, it takes 60 minutes of video at a reasonable quality, has a rechargable battery that lasts four hours and comes with a Web-based system that makes it easy to upload and share your videos.
Using the Mino couldn't be easier. Turn it on, press the red button and you're recording. Instantly watch what you've recorded, or delete the video and start over by pushing two buttons. Hit the red button again, and you're recording a new video. The pop-out USB connection eliminates the need for any cables whatsoever - plug the camera into your USB port and you are taken to a site where you can edit your videos, save them to your computer or upload to the Web, your site or your blog - and because it's Web-based you can do it from any computer. And because the Mino is so small, you can literally take video anywhere, making sure that you don't miss anything important ... or hilarious.