28 Mar

The Flip – Ultra Giveaway – CLOSED

While on vacation, it’s imperative to capture those great family moments on video – just in case you want to win big money on  America’s Funniest Home Videos.  I have had a few different types of video cameras over the years and none have been as simple and straight forward as my Flip Video Camera.


The Flip is small enough to easily fit in a purse or pocket making it optimal while travelling (I wonder what it was like to travel back in the 80’s when video cameras were the size of microwaves?)  It is also very light making it easy to hold up your arm for a long period of time while filming.  Have you every tried filming with a large camera and your arm starts to hurt after 20 seconds?  The Flip is nothing like that.  As long as you can keep your arm upright with nothing in it for any period of time you will be able to do the same with the Flip in your hands as well (it’s that light).  If your arm does begin to hurt, it’s easy to still capture the moment while resting your hand and arm.  The screen is big enough that you can easily see what’s being recorded.

 

I am surprised with the good quality video this little camera takes (although I’m not sure why I’m surprised, it is HD).  Despite it’s tiny size, it’s not lacking in the quality department – which is a bonus.  It works best during the day, as you can see above, here is DD playing in the pool while on vacation.  The camera doesn’t have a light so, I wouldn’t recommend it in the dark, but during the day with sunlight, it’s pretty impressive.

I was able to capture some great family vacation moments on the Flip. There was one mini draw back that I forgot to take into consideration while travelling south – I didn’t bring my laptop.  If you don’t have a Flip, you’re probably wondering why that matters – well, the Flip is recharged by USB which usually means having it hooked up to your laptop. So, after just a few days of using the Flip for our family memories it died.  This is totally my fault and I take full responsibility, because there are also portable USB chargers (that my husband just happens to have, but left at home).  So please, learn from my mistakes and bring a charger with you on vacation. I suppose I could have also asked the front desk to charge it for me at their computer, but I didn’t think of that until after vacation.

Overall, I am pleased with the Flip, it’s small, compact, simple and can still zoom in and out like any other camera.  For an inexpensive video camera, this is the best value for your money that you will find, just make sure to  travel with a charger (or a computer) or get the Ultra – it takes batteries.

Giveaway:

  • 1 lucky reader is going to receive the Flip Ultra

To Enter:

  • Visit  The Flip online and make a comment below about something else you like on their site

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Giveaway closes  April 15th @ 11:59 pm PST.  Open to US and Canada

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

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1,977 thoughts on “The Flip – Ultra Giveaway – CLOSED

  1. I love that you can design it to look the way you want it. I also like that you can watch your videos on your HDTV by connecting your UltraHD to your HDTV with the Flip Video Cables HDMI. Awesome! Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  2. I LOVE the action tripod and the underwater accessories, and that you can design your own. The action Tripod would be prefect for my tutorials.

    I already follow myweeview on twitter and Facebook, and I’m sharing this on my twitter and FB.

  3. I also like the Slide HD.
    This Flip is such a wonderful prize.
    Thank you so much for offering this giveaway.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  4. played with my friends flip video and thought it took wonderful videos. I love it that its slim not those big bulky video cameras. I also like the Slide HD

  5. Oh goodness! I love all their cameras! I think it’s awesome you can upload your own image to be added to the camera case. MinoHD is my fave.

  6. OMGosh, I love that we can design our own Flip Minos!!!! How cool is that?! I also love that they are sleek and stylish and they are ultra-portable… I travel a lot and often to places in the world that don’t allow one to take their time to gather their equipment and shoot footage (sometimes you get shot at), so this would be a great, almost invisible camera. Please accept this as my mandatory entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  7. I also commented on the ‘Max and Ruby Bunny Party’ post. Thanks!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  8. I subscribe to My Wee View via email under the below address. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  9. I love that you can design your own Flip. The price is great and it is so small I could take it anywhere! I travel across Canada frequently and I do not like lugging my big camera back and forth but with the Flip I could keep it in my purse!

  10. i love the
    Flip Video Ultra™ Underwater Case my kids would have soo much fun with that
    staceyx at telus dot net

  11. Have your button at rocketgirl00.blogspot.com

    (Is that what you mean by Put my logo on the main page of my website?)

  12. I LIKE that they offer custom designs and would especially love to get one of the sports designs for my son. He just finished Basketball season and they have a Milwaukee Bucks one he’d love.(or hope they add pro baseball soon) So many are plain or too “girlie” for a teen guy so this would be great and he actually has never had any cams or corders and wants one for his 14th bday to have one for high school next year.

    thanks!

  13. I commented on your guest post called Guest Post: 7 preventable mistakes when flying with small children.

    thanks!

  14. One thing I love about the Flip is that I can design my own!! A family member owned one and when I was caring for my elderly Mom it was easy to bring to the Dr. to show him any problems that she would have . It was great!!
    Thanks

  15. I love the Design Gallery and all the different options you have for the outside of your Flip (or if you can’t choose from one of their designs, you can upload your own). That’s a BIG difference from my very first Flip I got a couple of years ago, that only came in white.

  16. I like that they take Battery Packs or Standard Batteries.
    janicebudgellpollard at hotmail dot com

  17. The Ikelite Underwater Housing looks awesome – it would be a great way to get awesome video at the beach without worrying about ruining the camera with water/sand!

  18. I like how you can upload your own picture for the design or use the pattern generator to design something yourself. They have so many cool ones already on their site though; I would probably just pick one of those. I like the “Bird on a Wire” design a lot.

  19. commented on your Mouskersize post – and again – how cool is that?!? Brings back the memories…

  20. I love the Pattern Generator on this site. You can create your own Flip video design and even upload your own image. thanks!

  21. I like the Flip Video™ Action Tripod! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  22. I like the Flip Video™ Action Tripod because my hands can be a little unsteady when using any type of camera.

  23. I’d like to see that they have sugestions how to protect the lens while carrying as there is no cover & recommend ang good carrying case.

  24. I like the Flip Video Action Tripod! I had a friend video tape my wedding with his Flip and it would have been great to have this then!

  25. Wow … all of their cameras are so cute. I’m surprised to see that they also have lenses … and I’d love to get the Bower Wide Angle Lens (if I were lucky enough to win this flip camera). 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  26. WOW nice Flip! I loved the Connections
    By Carol Van Zandt design on the Flip site! I love that the flips come in HD:)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. The Slide HD is cool too.
    Thank you so much for this fabulous giveaway.
    I have wanted a Flip for so long. With 10 Children 17 grand children and 3 dogs, I would never lack in having something to video!

  28. i like that if you own a flip you can go to the accessories and get a bower wide angle lens that attaches to the flip to give you wide angles. and i would have to say that 50 dollars for a lens is moderately priced too!

  29. I love that you can design your own cover for some of them (mino and slide), but I don’t think I would need those. I’m good with the Ultra!!

  30. The Bower Wide Angle Lens would be a great enhancement for the camera.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  31. Follow on Twitter as pbbearclaw. Tweeted this giveaway at 12:35 PM on 4/1.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  32. I like the MinoHD – Great products and designs.
    flophasit at yahoo dot com
    Thank you for the chance to enter!