Items tagged with Flip

Now that Flip Video is out, other companies are swooping in to take over where Cisco left off. If you're still in the market for a new pocket camcorder, Sony has an interesting new option up for sale: the Bloggie 3D. Though announced already, the 3D-enabled device has just gone on sale in recent days, giving those in the U.S. the opportunity to capture 3D content with a device that's hardly larger than the palm of one's hand. The Bloggie 3D runs $249.99, and that gets you a 2.4" 3D display and of course, the 3D recording capabilities. But here's what we want to know: is 3D seriously hanging around,... Read more...
Hearing that Flip's camcorder line was being shut down today by Cisco was quite the shock. But when you look at a company like Eye-Fi, one has to wonder what makes one niche startup more viable than the other. Eye-Fi has been an underground success story, never quite hitting the mainstream, but obviously popular enough amongst the tech junkies to keep a good thing going. The company's new Mobile X2 card is an 8GB Secure Digital card that allows for instant uploads anywhere by wirelessly connecting the camera to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. The new feature is Direct Mode, which... Read more...
It still seems kind of unusual to think that Cisco now owns a camcorder company, but this week the company introduced the newest in the Flip Video line, the Flip SlideHD. It's certainly an all-new take on the pocket camcorder form factor, as it looks more like a Motorola Backflip than a typical pistol-grip camera.This new camcorder allows for up to 4 hours of HD video to be captured (or 12 hours of SD content), and rather than making users offload it to a PC before viewing, the SlideHD has an internal 3" LCD that allows for instant playback. It's also a touch panel, so navigating through menus... Read more...
As many of you know, we have been running a contest with our friends at Viddler, where you could have had a shot at winning a Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder.  To say it has been an interesting, entertaining and wild ride, would be a complete understatement. Coasterfreak900's entry for example, gave us some tips on protecting ourselves from alien invasion with some high tech gear, while Dave Yankoviac, aka the Anywhereman went a little old school on us to say the least, complete with Gorilla glue holding his high-end gear together.  It's OK Dave, we won't tell Dell about that Mac look you've... Read more...
Today is the final day to enter video submissions for the contest we're running along with our friends at Viddler, so we thought we'd stir the pot a bit and give you all a glimpse at the prize. Here is our fearless leader un-boxing and touring the very cool Flip UltraHD camcorder that's up for grabs...  To enter, just upload a short video of yourself telling us about your own personal hardware or tech gear and why it enhances your world. You can upload the clip here or just click the webcam link on the contest page and shoot it live! Be creative, funny, inspiring, informational, whatever -... Read more...
HotHardware.com and Viddler have teamed up to bring you a great contest and give-away! Upload a short video of yourself telling us about your own personal hardware or tech gear and why it enhances your world. You can upload the clip here or just click the webcam link on the contest page and shoot it live! Be creative, funny, inspiring, informational, whatever - and you could win a Flip UltraHD camcorder!   Enter To Win a Flip UltraHD Here!... Read more...
Pure Digital Technologies recently announced two new products in its pocket camcorder lineup: the Flip UltraHD (MSRP: $199.99) and the Flip Ultra (MSRP: $149.99). Both models build upon the existing Flip Ultra line by offering new features, such as two-hours of recording time and increasing the LCD size to 2.0-inches (diagonal). The Flip UltraHD also offers high-definition (HD) video recording (1280x720) and an HDMI Mini TV-out port. We spent some hands-on time with the Flip UltraHD to evaluate its capabilities.  Click the link below and check it out...Flip UltraHD Pocket Camcorder Review... Read more...
The popularity of video-sharing sites, such as YouTube and Viddler, coupled with the integration of video-capturing technologies into common consumer electronics devices, such as cell phones and digital cameras, has turned virtually everyone into budding videographers and documentary filmmakers. But perhaps the biggest push toward putting video into everyone's hands, started with the introduction of the inexpensive pocket camcorder in 2006. This new camcorder design did not resemble the size and shape of what we traditionally expect a camcorder to look like; instead it resembled a thick candy bar... Read more...
Although the word has been out for a while, T-Mobile and RIM finally announced a price and shipping date for the first ever BlackBerry flip phone, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. Launching today in black for $149.99 with a two-year contract, the Pearl Flip 8220 features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, a SureType keyboard, 2MP camera with video, and a 2.4-inch internal display. Like many flips, the phone also has an external display for easy access to calendar reminders, email, text messages, and phone calls at a glance. The Pearl Flip 8220 uses the popular “pearl” trackball for navigation.   Full specs include:... Read more...
Now that buying a fixer-upper in the 'burbs, putting in mildly radioactive granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and laminate flooring, and then selling it is a recipe for losing money instead of getting rich quick, people looking to make  a fast makeover buck have turned their attention to the Internet. They troll the tubes looking for floundering websites that might have potential, buy them for a little money, change a few fonts and get some Search Engine Optimization going, then try to sell them for a profit. Peter T. Davis, who calls himself a “Web property developer,” said he... Read more...
Pure Digital came out of nowhere last year with one of the hottest consumer electronics devices on the market. Their compact Flip Camcorder cost just $149,  had four buttons and a hatch for a couple of alkaline batteries, took pretty good quality video, and plugged right into your USB port to download the video bits of your life. Simple, easy, fun, and inexpensive quickly added up to almost a million units sold, and an instant 20 percent market share. They even let you upload your video direct to YouTube with the software interface included. Pure Digital isn't resting on its success, though;... Read more...
The idea of a very capable portable PC small enough to make Libretto users jealous is certainly appealing. There are, however, quirks and a hefty price tag involved. "Announced this week by Paul Allen-backed FlipStart Labs, the FlipStart is what the company calls a super compact PC but is also what most in the industry refer to as a micro-PC. And based on eWEEK Labs initial tests of the FlipStart, this small form factor clamshell PC has what we call the three C's: cool, clunky and costly. The cool side is pretty much undeniable. Here's a very small system with solid system specifications that... Read more...