Cisco Flip Cam 2007 – 2011
When I first heard the announcment about the discontinuation of the Flip cams, I thought it was a joke! Why would anyone want to discontinue the sale of such a remarkable and functional gadget? Beyonce has one, so does Mariah Carey and Oprah, why would Cisco want to discontinue the “cool” cam to have? As you may remember, I’ve had a LOVE-LOVE relationship with the Flip cam since 2010 and it took me a while to figure out why I absolutely had to get this camera…
I finally bought a HD Flip Cam for myself on the busiest shopping day of the year “Black Friday” at Walmart…only to win an HD Mino months later courtesy of Concreteloop.com…
So when I learned that one of the quickest-selling startups was now in the process of becoming defunct, I had to ask why now? According the the New York Times, on Tuesday, Cisco announced it was shutting down its Flip video camera division. As newer and faster technologies beget newer and faster technologies, consumers move on to the next big thing with alacrity. In four years, Flip has gone from start-up, to dominant camcorder maker, to defunct. It took I.B.M. about four years just to reach dominance with its PC in the early 1980s. The iPad is only one year old.
Just when Flip Cam was reaching it’s peak (it was at the heart of many online contests and giveaways, remember – I just won my Mino last month) smartphones with better capabilities were on the rise as well. With the versatility, the smartphone has crushed the single-use gadgets like video cameras and GPS.
Although Cisco declined an elaborate reasoning for the discontinuation, it’s competitors Kodak and now Casio I’m sure will be there to pick up the pieces and offer comparable cameras that suit your needs. Until then, I guess the hype was fun while it lasted.
Read more from the New York Times HERE.
Do you have a Flip Cam? Would you prefer to use a flip cam over a smartphone cam? Let’s talk about it.
:: LIVE FROM CES :: (Las Vegas, NV) – Kodak has done it again with these “SO KODAK” additions (just in time for Summer!) This week Kodak announced it’s newest additions to the So Kodak family which include several cameras and camcorders.
The Easyshare mini camera is Kodak’s tiniest camera to date! It’s about the size of a credit card and packs all the fun & options of a big boy camera. It has a 3x zoom lens and my favorite feature – a built-in front mirror for those divalicious self shot pics (you know, the same way you get your view from your camera phone, you get it on this Easyshare mini….with better picture quality!)
The Kodak Playfull camcorder features a sleek and ultraslim design with a 1080p capture mode and a share feature. Just like its predecessors – just press the “share” button and you can upload your video to Twitter, Facebook or YouTube!
The newest Playsport video camera is waterproof!!! Yes waterproof! Its a great camera and after recording your underwater antics you can upload your video as easy as before with the easyshare button!
What else could you possibly want? Another So Kodak Experience? STAY TUNED…
Remember our SO KODAK moments of 2010? (featuring Rihanna, Drake and Trey Songz) If not, check them out HERE!
McDonald’s hosted a McRib Celebration in Times Square NYC this week AND to celebrate, they’re giving you a chance to win a trip to Germany (Where McRibs are served ALL YEAR LONG!) and $10,000 CASH! Only the tech-saavy need to apply…here’s why…
To enter the contest, you need to submit an online video sharing your EPIC McRib story with the world! So grab your handheld cam, camera phone or webcam and record your story…it could land you $10,000!
Click HERE for more details!
Kodak has lead the way in cameras and photography technology for years and last week they just upped the ante with their “So Kodak” campaign featuring Rihanna, Trey Songz, Pitbull, Drake AND ME!!! (Don’t believe me…Click Here!) Last week Kodak hosted a “So Kodak” event at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square featuring performances by Drake & Trey Songz. There were tons of fans and celebrities in attendance looking to find out what “So Kodak” was all about…Just press to impress and Kodak does the rest!
You know you’re so Kodak. Why not share with your world? All you need is a new Kodak digital camera. Press the Share button and in three simple steps you can upload pictures to FACEBOOK, FLICKR, YOUTUBE, TWITTER, KODAK Gallery sites, or e-mail. They make it so simple to be so Kodak.
“I am excited to team up with Kodak on this project. I am an avid fan of photography and love taking pictures, so this was a natural fit for me,” said Rihanna. “Being on tour, traveling around the world, I have so many cool moments that I have captured on my camera.”
Carolyn & I checking out the cute lil Kodak cameras…we’re OH SO KODAK! LOL
Check out how you can be So Kodak below & be featured on the So Kodak billboard in Times Square (NYC)!
The Summer is here and we’ve reviewed the best cameras out there for you to capture all your summer memories! One camera impressed us so much we just HAD to get one for ourselves. These stylish and affordable cameras are perfect for everything, from capturing those exotic vacations snapshots to those sneaking those candid road-trip pics (suitable for blackmail purposes.)
Send us your favorite summer pics & the camera that captured the snapshots to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may find your photo on the website soon!
Strike a pose and check these lenses out…
SUPERHEADZ CAMERA, $130. URBAN OUTFITTERS STORES
We’re thoroughly obsessed with these colorful plastic Blackbird cameras from Superheadz, which look as fresh now as they did when the style debuted in the 1920s. The twin-lens reflex cameras uses 35mm film but can still be customized to produce square format photos as well. Perfect for budding sartorialists!
Fujifilm’s FinePix Z33WP camera has all the bells and whistles of your standard point-and-shoot digital camera: 10-megapixel resolution, bright colors, and a crisp LCD display screen. But it’s also completely waterproof, which means that you’ll never have to worry about being caught in the rain or getting your camera wet at the beach.
NOKIA CAMERA PHONE, $399. NOKIAUSA.COM
This sturdy Nokia N79 phone comes with gorgeous changeable covers in chic colors such as olive green and coral red. Its 5-megapixel camera boasts high-tech features such as geotagging and GPS, proving that brains and beauty can happily coexist.
KODAK VIDEO CAMERA, $150.KODAK.COM
This pocket-sized Zx1 video camera from Kodak is weather-resistant, provides High Definition image quality, and comes in five different colors to match your every taste. Record all your summer escapades in style!
SAMSUNG DUAL VIEW TL220, $219 Buy.com
Turn every scene into a photo op – starring you! The 1.5″ Front LCD Screen lets you get out from behind the camera and get in the shot. You can perfectly frame yourself in the picture, quick and easy. Never miss another once-in-a-lifetime moment. With Child Mode, you can keep small children’s attention through built-in animations that captures those special expressions only kids can make. The Countdown Timer lets you coordinate any shot perfectly.