You know what I regret? Not capturing my daughter’s past three Halloweens on video for prosperity. It’s her favorite holiday by far and her enthusiasm for trick or treating, her pride in her costume, and her gigantic grin that lasts all day (and night) is something I cherish. But it’s all in a file marked ‘holidays’ in my ever packed mind or in a couple of snapshots that just don’t seem to capture the magic of that day.
We do have a video camera but it’s bulky, old, and something always seems to go wrong. It just seems like such a hassle and a production to pull out. The answer to my dilemma? The Flip Camera. I’ve seen the ads, heard the hoopla, but this was my first chance to use one. And I must say, it’s pretty awesome. You turn it on, press a big red button and that’s it. And when you are trying to navigate your child across streets, helping adjust their costume and explaining that skeleton hanging from the door isn’t actually real, simple is so much better.
This ridiculously easy to use Flip I fell for is from the new UltraHD and MinoHD lines. Lightweight, slim and with fabulous quality, it is easy enough for any parent, and a four-year-old to use and operate. The MinoHD ($229.99 to $179.99) will hold one to two hours of video and has a built in USB to easier hook up to your computer or TV. And the quality far surpasses that of the bulky one we purchased at about twice the price. You can also customize the Flip so it can look cool(er) too. To celebrate All Hallows Eve they have put together a series of Halloween-themed Flip skins. (You can check out some of the designs below)
And best of all…we’re giving one away! We are giving a Flip HD camera to one lucky winner. To win just leave a comment right here about what your child (or any child in your life) wants to be for Halloween.
One entry per person. We will randomly select one winner after the contest has ended. You must get your entry in by midnight (PST) on October 20th. Winner will be notified by email.