Pogue on the Flip

David Pogue on the Flip, an extraordinarily clever video camera:

Instead, the Flip has been reduced to the purest essence of video capture. You turn it on, and it’s ready to start filming in two seconds. You press the red button once to record (press hard — it’s a little balky) and once to stop. You press Play to review the video, and the Trash button to delete a clip.

There it is: the entire user’s manual.

I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this camera before. I love it. For $145 (Amazon) you get a tiny video camera with 60 minutes of storage. The video quality is pretty good (including excellent low-light performance), and the user interface is beautifully minimal. (Via Jason Fried.)

Saturday, 22 March 2008