I gave it one star because it arrived very quickly ...
8 December 2014
Summary: I gave it one star because it arrived very quickly. Unfortunately, it was a very expensive paperweight after that. It would not turn on and my computer could not recognize it when I plugged it in. The red charging light was the only sign of life it showed. I suspect the battery was dead on arrival, but no tech help was available. Back it went!
Summary: It's a bit too pricey for the product. I bought this for my brother who has autism and doesn't have the maturity or cognitive control to own and keep safe a smartphone but who loves to record videos. After researching other alternatives, this model is just too pricey for a product market with fairly low demand. The controls and interface are very user-friendly and the video quality is above average.
Summary: I'm giving this FLIP 4/5 stars. The picture and sound quality are top notch, high definition with a super clear picture and crisp clean sound with no feedback of any sort. I used it at a Lady Gaga concert, and with most cameras I expected a lot of harsh extra noise, but surprisingly I could clearly hear every last note, and word. It's completely easy to use - with a touch interface. forward backward record, zoom and play button. Pretty elementary stuff.
Summary: Had to return it. Came with a DEAD battery. Would not take a charge with USB or New Charger. It was a gift....so I am quite embarrassed. DO NOT BUY!!! I ordered a second one and it also has a near-dead battery that won;t fully charge!!! AVOID!!!!
Excerpt: I love photography a lot, but I recently also started doing a bit of amateur videography. Some time back, I used to have one of the fist flip cameras, but unfortunately I was not very impressed by it.
Summary: A waste of time and money. The battery was dead on arrival and wouldn't charge despite every option. I wish I had read more reviews prior to this purchase as it seems this is a common problem. Apparently this is an older model. AND, the price tag on the actual box, which was from a discount store, was 1/4 of what I paid for it! Disappointing and frustrating.