Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Meet Flip

Hi! My name's Flip and I'll be going to China with Aly and Ford! Oh yeah, life is good and I'm small enough to hitch a ride in their pocket or in one of those darn backpacks they're insisting on taking. Either way, it's China baby!!! (no pun intended)

We own a decent mini dv camcorder and planned (might still) on taking it with us on the journey to Alyzabeth. Then we met Flip, thanks to Marsha, who keeps up with all the latest gadget goodies and quicker than you can say jack rabbit I was googling my friend Flip here... I went from interest, to wanting, to convincing myself we needed it. Anything for Alyzabeth... (I'm still in the justification stage as you can tell)

There are built in features on this little jewel that makes capturing, editing and uploading videos a snap and I have the option of leaving a bunch of video baggage at home. And that's a good thing. I was looking for ways to reduce travel weight and lugging excess video "stuff" was not something I looked forward to. We'll still be toting the camera. After all, pictures and videos are a BIG deal on this trip. An honest to goodness once in a lifetime experience. (if you don't count the cultural trip years from now).

Check out the size of this bad boy in the picture above. SWEET! Can you say, pocket size. Marsha, I want to thank you for the heads up and at the same time - ARGGGG! We're spending too much as it is but then being able to send videos quickly and easily to our family, while in China, makes it well worth it!
peace
fm

13 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I will be showing DH this gadgit...
Looks like it might be handy..
I hope this month goes by fast...
I am excited for you guys..
Get ready.. Here she comes...
Hugs..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This looks like a convenient little gadget....can't wait to check it out!

Hope you take it for a test run before the big trip!!

Lisa

OH MY #6 said...

cool. Very, cool.

Lea
xo

Vivian M said...

I am liking Flippy...and the less you have to carry the better!
(Make sure you have proper transformers/adapters for electric stuff.)
I think it was a good buy!

Julie said...

I am so jealous! I have been wanting one of those but can't justify it since I have movie capability in my still camera and a camcorder.

Daniella said...

We got flip last week. you will love it.

Kelly And Allison said...

That's so cool. I just ordered one from Amazon.com.. for my China trip next month. Thanks for sharing.

Tina

Dawn said...

What a great idea bringing Flip along. We can't wait to see some video from "him".

I'm so sorry that you missed referrals this time around, but am looking forward to the NEXT round!!

Hang in there!! :)


~Dawn

PIPO said...

What a nifty looking toy - look forward to seeing how it performs for you :0)

Donna & Joe said...

I just checked the web site out and it looks like a pretty cool little toy. I'll be really interested to see how you like it when you get back from China. We haven't bought a camera yet and maybe this is the one!

Donna :)

KHM said...

Just got one and have been testing it out - only I have not had time to upload the video yet.

So, let us know how you like it

Steve and Jen said...

We used a flip for our trip to China and it worked our great. Once you start packing you will realize that space and weight is ata premium so having a nice little video camera is perfect.

brandiandboys said...

we have the same camera and LOVE it. can't wait for the china videoes you all will make. so exciting!