Last month I bought a Flip videocam. About the size of a pack of ultra-long cigarettes, this minimalist gizmo records half an hour of video to flash memory. A USB connector flips out from its side to download video to PC or Mac. In Salzburg last week, I recorded numerous interviews with the Flip.
I suspect one reason more people don’t have Flips is that it’s hard to believe such a cool device costs only a little more than a hundred dollars. The Flip is so easy to use, even a child can use it. In fact, in a Berlin restaurant yesterday, Rebecca Stromeyer’s young son interviewed us with my Flip.
This morning I read an announcement in Walt Mossberg’s column that a new, sexier Flip is coming to market. I can hardly wait to get one.