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Two thumbs up

August 27th, 2008

Some of you might remember this post back in May where I won a Flip Ultra Video camera on Metropolitan Mama’s website.  It took awhile for it to arrive, but my Flip arrived last week.  They sent me a cute orange one:

I remember many of you saying you had this camera but for those who don’t, let me tell you it is pretty flipping cool!**  Once upon a time, I was somewhat tech savvy.  Not to my geek husband’s standards but to the average person I seemed to know a fair amount and could figure out how to do most of what I wanted/needed to do.  Enter my geek hubby.  I got incredibly lazy once I had my own personal geek squad.  He knew things I hadn’t even imagined so I stopped figuring things out and just said “honey” when I needed something.  My tech skills are now only slightly above those who are still trying to make the clock on their DVD player stop blinking 12:00.  (Do they even put clocks on DVD players?  I originally wrote VCR but realized that was hopelessly outdated.  I think my mother is the last person in the USA with an actual VCR.  She is thinking of making the leap to a DVD player before her grandkids enter kindergarten.)  All of that to say that I’m not a complete moron but I’m either average or below average these days in making things work.

Enter my new Flip Ultra.  The only thing that caused me to ask my hubby for help was getting the battery cover open – and I blame that on exhaustion.  The directions take 30 second to read cover to cover.  I took it out of the box and without really reading the tiny instruction booklet, I started taking videos.  And I plugged it into my laptop and it automatically installed the required program to upload the videos to my computer.  Seriously, idiot proof.  I don’t think they could make it easier short of sending a little guy in the box to push the buttons for you.  If you are looking for an easy, compact (and awfully cute) video camera I have to give this one two thumbs up.

** I did receive this camera free from a give away but was in no way asked to mention or review it here.  So my opinion is honest.  I just wanted to pass on my pleasure with this product.

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8 Responses to “Two thumbs up”

  1. Dirkey Says:

    I know!!! I got the hubs one for his birthday with the underwater case (for Hawaii). Just got it in the mail yesterday and its the easiest thing in the world to use!!!
    Its like an idiot proof camcorder with only the absolutely necessary buttons!!
    I LOVE IT!!!

  2. Jamie Says:

    I want one of these so bad!

  3. elle Says:

    See! See! See! Isn’t it just to coolest thing evah? Luuurve mine. My digital camera takes better video, but all the setting switching and stuff… too much work.

  4. MizFit Says:


    burned through one already (! I know)

  5. Andrea Says:

    I LOVE ours. It’s so nice not to have to carry big cameras around. Both this and my digital camera fit very nicely, thank you.

  6. Kim Says:

    Love mine, too. It’s the coolest thing ever!!!

  7. Jen R. Says:

    Yikes … I hope this isn’t a double post. Anywho, wanted to wish you congratulations and loads and loads of sleep!!!!!!!

  8. Kecia Says:

    Uh… so…where are the videos?

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