Flip, a small camera that only records video, will disappear in 2013. After 6 years of successful sales history, Cisco, the owner of Flip brand, has decided to shut down the production of so popular video camcorder.
HD Video Recorder We Will Miss
Flip was invented solely for video recording purpose. If you are not familiar with Flip camera yet, watch the video
Cameraâ€™s simplicity amazed all ordinary people. Press one red button â€“ â€śRecordâ€ť and shoot your video. Long before SocialCam or Keek free video apps, Flip permitted everyone to be a video director and record family events, prom parties, or educational movies.
With inbuilt USB connector, you could plug Flip in any PC and transfer video easily from camera to desktop. Later on, the camera was supported by special video software which let upload videos to YouTube, share them by email, edit videos and create personal movies without additional video editing programs.
Needless to say, public loved small and powerful Flip, which was a real breakthrough like Meebo in 2005.
Here are 6 reasons why Iâ€™ll miss Flip camcorder:
- Cheap price;
- High quality video recording;
- Hassle-free file transfer;
- Good battery life;
- Compact size.
Do We Need a Flip Camcorder Substitute?
Experts claim we donâ€™t and Flipâ€™s good days are gone. Now we have lots of tablets with cameras, iPhone, and affordable Android phones. They all can make movies with the help of video capturing apps. File transfer also become simpler with WiFi access, SkyDrive, Dropbox, or free video converters that can convert HD video to/from any device.
On the contrary, home users defend Flipâ€™s strong points and recommend pocket video cam alternatives to replace Flip: Kodak, Creative, Samsung, Sony, Apple (iPod Touch).
Besides, consumers, who use iPhone/Android smartphones to work with video, highlight their main drawbacks:
- short battery life;
- pricey mobile data plans;
- no water-proof protection.
For instance, you could easily give Flip cam to your kid for school video recording, but you hardly entrust your iPhone 4 or iPad 3 for this.
As the coming 2013 heats up the situation, we want ask you: would you prefer to use Flip cam or a smartphone?