My old colleague Jonny Rosemont, now a digital guru Weber Shandwick have sent me The Flip a simple video recorder for the YouTube generation for me to review on behalf of from Flip Video UK as part of their blogger outreach programme – in his own words ‘We’ve got a handful of units available for bloggers, YouTubers and other social media cognoscenti – and you fit the bill!‘
The device has already been a bit of a hit in the US with technologists like Bradley Horowitz who is using it to post long photos to his Flickr account.
Below are my pictures of the device unboxing and a link to my first Flip video.
The box top
The side of the box
The inner box
Behold The Flip gazing out at you like a machine cyclops
The inner box sans The Flip
The accessory kit, not sure about the silver wrist band
The instruction leaflet (unused)
Battery hatch exposed
USB connector out
Control panel that looks like an old school MP3 player
‘On Air’ as they say in television studios
A video of me taking a picture of The Flip, playing on the device LCD screen – how meta?
The camera I have is a US unit – with the US company name on them – Pure Digital Technologies. The final UK units will not reference Pure Digital at all. The Flip in the UK will be sold by Flip Video UK and the packaging and units will be adapted accordingly
When they finally arrive in the UK the units will retail at 99GBP