Flip Camera RIP: Education Will Miss You

Today I read a celebration of the death of the Flip Camera on Gizmodo.  While its true that most people do not need one – your smart phone probably records better video with more “cool” options – there is a solid use for the Flip Cam in education and other settings that don’t have a phone option.

As a result of the looming of the death of the VCR I have suggested several times to clients that they replace the old ‘tape and review’ process with a Flip Cam.  Instructors and students are able to very quickly record themselves and get feedback on performance without the need for a lot of bulky equipment.

Though there are alternatives to the Flip Cam it was clearly the best option on the market.  RIP old friend, RIP.

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