The Motherloot Blog: Product Reviews

Giveaway Results: Flip SlideHD Camera (Valued at $279.99)

Sorry, this giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Kathie (Commenter #226) on winning this giveaway. Thank you all for entering and a huge Happy Mother’s Day to each of you!

We are kicking off another exciting Mother’s Day giveaway with a beautiful gift that will make taking video footage of your family and sharing it with your friends just a little bit easier!

I have been a longtime fan of the Flip Video company because they offer great video tools that are easy for moms to use and share video footage with their friends.  When the HD versions of the Flip came out, we could not believe the quality of the video footage that they offered for something so small that could be easily tucked in my purse. Although I have yet to see this new camera that we are giving away, I am sure if it is anything like the past products from their product line, it will be a fantastic new tool for sharing gorgeous videos of your family and friends.

Today we are giving away the newly released Flip SlideHD (valued at $279.99)!  This camera holds up to 12 hours of HD video and photos and has a 3 inch slide-up screen which makes it a virtual “video brag book.”As a simple point-and-shoot video camera with storage capabilities and wide screen that make it a virtual “brag book,” it makes a great Mother’s Day gift.

Best of all, the  SlideHD can also be personalized with any of the designed available at www.theflip.com so you can make the product fit your personality and design style. If it was me, I think I might go for the cheetah print or cherry blossoms as my design style. What mom wouldn’t love that?

I want to spoil you this Mother’s Day and would love for you to share what kind of Flip SlideHD camera you would pick!  I wanted to make this contest fun so there are a few ways that you can enter to win!

Leave one comment for each item that you complete to enter:

One winner, chosen at random, will receive a Flip SlideHD, in her design style choice, as a special Mother’s Day gift for herself and her family. Please submit your entries by Tuesday (05/04) at 8PM EST.  Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Flip Video Ultra Series

We have never owned a video camcorder before and there are so many times in our life where I wish I could document some of those milestone moments in our lives. Camcorders are expensive though so we have just relied on the grainy films that our digital camera could take.

Recently though a series of video camcorders have come onto the scene that make owning a camcorder possible for a more affordable price. One of those new camcorders on the market is the new Flip Video camcorders that are going for around $125!

The Flip Video is about the same size as a digital camera and has a sleek and very simple design. As someone who is more technology-challenged, I am usually stumped when it comes to gadgets like these. The Flip Video has only a couple of buttons and they all make sense, so I was able to begin taking video footage of my children within five minutes of receiving it in the mail. This is virtually unheard of for someone like me, so I knew this product was well-designed.

This Flip Video is able to take up to thirty minutes of footage. They also make a model that can document up to sixty minutes (for around $150). The sound quality is absolutely outstanding and most importantly, the video is great… until you zoom in. The more you zoom, the worse it gets. At maximum zoom, the quality is about what you see on YouTube.

Other cool features are a cord that lets you watch movies on your TV and an easy connector to you computer. The “flip”part of the camera is the USB cable that flips out when you are ready to view your footage. It is short and fits easily into your computer or laptop. You can instantly view the videos and share them with family and friends. We had some difficulty with their software and we never were able to get it to install, but we were able to easily copy them over to our computer and view them with Windows Media Player.

These would make an excellent Christmas gift for any family or as a gift to yourselves for the holiday season!