The Mino

Have you heard of the Flip Video recorder? The last player, the Mino (pronounced ‘minnow’) is pretty amazing for the price.

It has a viewing screen that is 1.5″ (diagonal), the record quality (resolution) is 640 x 480, which is VGA quality and while not HD by any means, it is great internet quality. Most YouTube videos have a smaller resolution size than 640 x 480. The frame rate is 30 frames per second and storage is 2 gigabytes, which is estimated to give about 60 minutes of record time.

On-line sharing includes unlimited private video emails or video greeting cards, direct upload to MySpace, YouTube, or AOL. It will also take still photos. It works with PCs and Macs and connects using a built in USB port.

See the full set of the specifications.

Why would I want one if I already have a video camera? (and you know I do because of all of the Caden videos!) I don’t always have the video camera with me, but this is so small I could keep it with me when and always be able to capture the funny stuff that we sometimes miss.

One added bonus is the cover of the Mino can be customized. It has has to be ordered through their web site for this option.

Amazon’s current price is around $153, purchase it from Amazon.