I went to a few seminars where the speakers where very excited about the FLIP Mino Video Camera so, as a Realtor who loves techie toys, I asked Santa Clause for one.
Yes, Santa came through with flying colors! I was very excited and I could not wait to use it to provide virtual tours and video my son's indoor soccer games.
Well, I did tour a house for one of my buyers and I emailed the video to her with an explanation that I was NOT Drinking but it was my first video with my new toy.
Then I was at my son's soccer game...yes I was the rude person with the video camera...while taping the game the flip...flopped!!! It just stopped working!!! It would not turn off or link to my computer. I went back to Best Buy (where Santa builds his toys) and I had to wait while the Techie-Gurus tested my flip only to tell me what I already knew....it was broke.
I don't know about you but when I have something break that quickly, I don't want another one. So rather than relying on the toy that kids are using to video themselves breaking bones while skateboarding, I have decided to upgrade to a JVC Everio Digital Camcorder. It is really cool! It looks more professional, it has image stabilization (so people do not have to question if I am intoxicated), and it has a built in 30gb Hard Drive for up to 7 hours of video. So many features for just $140. more...it is worth it!!!
Now let's hope it last more than two uses like the flip!!!