Pure Digital Flip MinoHD 2 Hour Digital Camcorder

The problem is with the arm, not really the USB connector itself. Any cable with a female USB end should accept the arm. You may have to push a little harder, but since you don’t have to twist the arm, that isn’t a problem. I don’t remember where I got mine, but I just got the cheapest cable I saw.

I did some filming in low light footage in my living room. Day time with blinds closed and no interior lights. It wasn’t even that dark being that it was the middle of the day. But it was horribly grainy. I watched footage on a 52" LCD that i know outdoor day time footage looks great on. I didn’t even think it looked that great on my 15" laptop screen. Blacks were really gray. But if you use an ambient light like a lamp it seemed to work alot better.

I know that the Rosewill USB “extension cords” have only the metal sheath around the outside of the female end, so they’d be pretty easy to “modify” to fit an oversized connector. Plus, if you break it, you’re only out about two bucks.

I usually buy about five at a time from Newegg.

oh, well it seems you didn’t have the problem i was refering to. read the reviews on Amazon they will refer to what i was talking about. actually not being able to insert the USB in the port. it was a big issue with this model.

i should make a vid of this cause if i try to insert the “Flip” USB into any other port than the one i’ve been using i have to force it in with alot of struggle.

??? It’s an extension cable mang

so you’re saying the female side of an extension cable is a different dimension than a laptop or computer. i don’t think so.

here’s a link of others with the same issue. i actually own this product. i know what the problem is.


Nope, the whole premise of this camera is that it’s dead simple to operate. The only real recording option is Digital Zoom. Outside of that, you rarely ever have to fiddle with the buttons.

Man, you must have some bad luck. We just bought four of these cameras and they all fit just fine across several different desktops and laptops. Did you bend the plug the first time you were trying to jam it in there?

in for 3! This is a perfectly targeted woot! as I was already looking to buy a few of these (at full[ish] price!) to hand out to some guests to shoot some video during my wedding. At this price I can get 3 for the price of one. Thx woot!

I’ve had an old Flip Ultra (non-HD) for a while, and it does the job well enough. Unless you’re into some serious amateur film making or videography, you wouldn’t need anything more complicated than one of these (and if you are, might as well pick up a new dSLR that shoots HD video).

Nope. You just got lucky. That’s why these things are liquidating. They still sell this model for over 200 bucks new. Wonder why?

I don’t see a specific model number or generation number anywhere. Did I miss it somehow? Can anyone confirm it please?

Just did a little homework and I discovered that the Flip MinoHD came out with a 3rd generation product on September 20, 2010. The new build offers nearly identical features as the 2nd generation, offering only the addition of image stabilization.

I didn’t want to buy the second generation product, only to have a new version pop up with full 1080p HD support. Now that I know that they won’t be coming out with such a product until at least next years model I am more interested in getting this one.

Yes. It is very good in low light and the sound is great, too.

I’m not sure I follow. Are you saying that the respiffed ones all have problems, or that this entire model (new, respiff, etc.) does?

These are actually quite decent… but I don’t like them very much at all.

You beat me to it…
The ‘commentary’ on this Woot is very inappropriate.

I paid $250 exactly 1 year ago. It was and continues to be worth every penny.

Before this, I had a Mini-DV camcorder, purchased in 2001 for $650. It’s been used a small handful of times. We had our first kid in 2006. There’s basically no video of her for the first 3 years of life.

Then I got this Flip camera. It’s always on top of the fridge. The battery maintains a decent charge. There’s no numbing capture procedure to get it onto your PC. I now shoot dozens of 1-5 minute videos all the time.

It’s truly the difference between my kids not having any video of themselves vs. having just the right amount.

Oh, and it sucks in low-light conditions. The image gets all grainy. The fixed focus lens isn’t going to help you get your cinematography merit badge either.

No… Amazon