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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default *Major* Audio Enhancement For New FLIP Camcorders!

Finally!

We can now attach high-quality external microphone to the new FLIP camcorder models that are enabled by the new "FlipPort" feature!

This is a *MAJOR* development for the Flip camcorder line.

Now, I'm definitely interested in the Flip models.

Here's what I'm talking about...

...the "Mikey" by Blue Microphones:

http://www.bluemic.com/mikeyforflip/



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Mikey for Flip features two of Blue’s custom-tuned condenser capsules for professional-quality stereo recording. Users can choose between ‘Loud’ or ‘Automatic’ sensitivity settings, allowing users to record any volume level clearly, from a marching band to a wedding. Mikey for Flip also features a mic input jack for easy plug-in of additional microphones like a lavalier, handheld or corded interview microphone. Mount the Flip video camera on Mikey’s built-in tripod mount or stand it upright on Mikey’s wide base design for hands-free recording. Mikey for Flip is plug-and-play with automatic power-on, using a AAA battery to conserve power on the Flip video camera for longer recording time.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Mikey for Flip, MSRP $69, will debut at CES 2011.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:37 AM   #3
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The "Mikey" will only connect to the new models of Flip camcorders that have the "FlipPort" connector:

http://www.theflip.com/pdf/en-us/Fli...eUserGuide.pdf
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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Wide angle lens now available:

http://store.theflip.com/en-us/produ...px?SKU=A3P0007

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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:44 AM   #5
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Portable projector also available in October:

http://store.theflip.com/en-us/produ...px?SKU=A3P0001

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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:47 AM   #6
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And FlipShare TV:

http://store.theflip.com/en-us/produ...aspx?SKU=CTV1W

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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:50 AM   #7
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And Ikelite underwater housing:

http://store.theflip.com/en-us/produ...px?SKU=A3P0010

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Old Sep 20, 2010, 11:53 AM   #8
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I wonder if they'll add remote control capability in the future.

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Old Sep 20, 2010, 2:57 PM   #9
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Here is CISCO's press release about the new FlipPort feature:

http://investor.cisco.com/releasedet...leaseID=508933

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The FlipPort is a uniquely developed connector found on the bottom of the new Flip UltraHD 8 GB/2 hour video camera -- also announced today -- that will become a standard feature on future generations of Flip video cameras. The FlipPort, will allow a range of specialized accessories to easily plug right in to Flip video cameras and open up a world of new uses and creativity for consumers. New Designed for Flip products using FlipPort include Mikey for Flip, from Blue Microphones(TM), a professional quality external microphone that lets Flip users capture even better sound quality ranging from a whisper to a rock concert. Scosche(TM) will also be offering a wireless lavaliere microphone that will enable up close audio ideal for interviews. iGo(TM) is also offering three new products: the Overtime Battery extender which doubles the Flip Video battery life; the Charge Anywhere power adapter can charge two products at once such as a Flip video camera and another USB accessory; and finally a new Pocket Projector will allow Flip owners to instantly project and watch their Flip video clips directly from the video camera anywhere and on any flat surface up to the size of a 70" TV. In addition, Seagate has plans to support Flip video cameras with FlipPort in the coming months.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 3:12 PM   #10
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It's not on the Scosche Web site yet, but news articles on the Web confirm that Scosche will be offering a wireless microphone that will be specifically-designed for the new FLIP camcorders with their new FlipPort connectors.

http://www.fastcompany.com/1689990/f...us-accessories

Here's a photo that shows a glimpse of the forthcoming Scosche wireless microphone:



Keep an eye on the Scosche Web site for further details:

http://www.scosche.com/
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