Review: Flip SlideHD

You just shot an awesome video of your dog doing Chatroulette, and you’re eager to show it to your friends. But they’d rather wait till it’s on YouTube than watch it on a videocam screen the size of Barbie’s laptop. Fortunately, the folks at Flip Video have added a new move to their gymnastically monikered hardware. In place of the postage-stamp-sized viewers and physical controls on previous models, the Flip SlideHD packs a 3-inch touchscreen that shows what you’re shooting and hosts a virtual instrument panel. To film, use the SlideHD just like the old Flips: Touch the red button to record. But when you’re ready to debut your remake of Dog Day Afternoon, the display (wait for it …) slides and pivots to a 45-degree angle for optimum bar-top viewage. With 16 gigs of built-in, solid-state memory, you can record up to four hours of 720p shenanigans before commandeering the computer to unload. Good luck kicking the dog off the machine, though. There’s no reasoning with him when he’s on a chat binge.

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