Summary: I bought Vado First Generation VFD510 in 2009 and used it exactly 5 times. This month it stopped working. It would not turn on or respond to any buttons. Removal of the battery (reset) turns it off and on but still not responding to any buttons. It does connect to USB and you still can use it as a USB stick. "Creative" product support is an oxymoron. So buyer beware. Low cost, low quality products. Will stop working with almost no use. The worst seventy dollars spent.
Summary: This 2nd gen version was to replace my 1st gen Creative Vado 8GB HD, ordered from Amazon in May 2009 (for $180). I had gotten LOTS of use out of the 1st gen, and decided to get another as a backup, since the USB plug is starting to fray at the elbow. That's another issue; I can't believe the designer thought that was a good place and method for the USB plug! And it wasn't improved upon for the 2nd gen! Well, it's only a matter of time before it goes.
Low Reliability, Bad Batteries, Wish I Hadn't Bought It
25 October 2011
Summary: Purchased the Vado HD 8GB Pocket Video Camcorder, 2nd Gen in October 2009. Vado wouldn't work upon receipt, easy return & replacement via Amazon. Happy with the replacement Vado, I ordered an additional new battery in December 2009 for a spare. However, the original, new battery that came with Vado only worked for 3 months. Contacted Mfr Creative Labs who 1. told me to try to exchange it thru Amazon; 2.
Summary: I bought this product for my daughter for her birthday. It arrived later than promised and the package was missing everything but the camera. No instructions, no battery (must have been removed by previous customer and not checked by Creative). I love the Vado and know it is a great product, and Creative has been totally reliable up until now. Basically a disappointment in customer service.
Summary: I bought this product in May 2011. At the beginning, everything works properly until one day, suddently, the on/off button does not work. It happened when I watched the vedio, I have to remove the battery to stop it. The problem was fixed for a while. One month later, the on/off button does not work when I try to turn it on. I only have this product for less then 4 months. I am going to see if I can return it and get a replaced one.
Summary: Do not buy this product. It does not come with any instructions. No quick start guide. No user manual. It also does not come with the HDMI cable, though the product description says it does. My Vado also would not turn on. I returned it for a refund. Buyer beware.
Summary: I am making a review after 1 year and two months of using this Vado cam. It is a nice product in terms of video quality but if you are a mac user, don't get this. This is because the video format is not compatible with imovie and if you will try to convert with the software they provide then you lose the quality and the video gets really really bad. After 1 year and 2 months of usage, this cam suddenly stopped working.
Summary: Product worked for 3 to 4 months and then stopped turning on. Some research showed that this was a common problem with the Vado cameras. The warranty for refurbished product is 90 days from the date of purchase and that is clearly not long enough for the refurb products Vado sells. Would not recommend.