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Old May 25, 2009, 6:50 AM   #1
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Hi
Can you help me please.

In a nutshell I am looking for a portable item to store videos from a Flip camera . The Flip has a USB port only, no memory cards. To store that information and then transport it from portable hard drive to a computer at a later stage. It has to be portable for travelling.

It would be great if you could help me with some options.

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Old May 25, 2009, 9:21 AM   #2
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Are you saying you don't want to carry a laptop with you?

Does the flip have any memory cards installed in it or is it one of those with an internal memory?

Not sure you can do this without a laptop or desktop involved.

I will ask my brother who owns one the next time we chat.

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Old May 27, 2009, 3:37 AM   #3
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Hi Dave

The Flip has no memory cards, only a USB port and you download the video direct to the computer. No I do not want to take a laptop with me.
I have read about a Smartdisk Photo Chute but they are expensive.

It would be great if you can come back to me

Thanks Roger
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What a lot of people are now doing is to purchase a netbook, such as the Acer Aspire One ... yes, it is a computer, but on a cost effectiveness basis is outstanding for storage of videos and photographs while on the road. Additionally, netbooks are wifi equipped and otherwise fully functioning computers (without a cd/dvd drive). And they fit into a raincoat size pocket or virtually any purse or similar.
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My brother knows of only one to do what you want to do and I am not familiar with this at all. He says get a USB bridge deivce and use your ipod as a portable storage device.

Never heard of this before or know how it works so I can't say if this is the answer....

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Delkin makes one (USB Bridge device). If your Flip is USB Mass Storage Compliant (i.e., doesn't require special software to be recognized as a disk drive), then one of these would probably work:

http://www.delkin.com/products/connect/usbbridge/

You could use a portable USB Drive for storage using the bridge as a way to transfer files between them.

Or, get a little Netbook of some type instead (Eee PC, etc.). Here's one with XP, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB Hard Drive for $259.99 with free shipping:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=190283875588
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If the camera is seen as a USB drive (has to be 2.0) then this should do the trick, but it's not cheap http://www.vosonic.com/product.php?P...kind=1&id_1=16
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You could use a portable USB Drive for storage using the bridge as a way to transfer files between them
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