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05. 20. 2008

Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam - easy, easy, easy

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We got an early Vado video cam from Creative Labs to play with - in bright pink no less - and we're here to report that the hardest part of the set-up was getting it out of the Fed Ex box.

Simply put in the rechargable battery, plug it into the USB port, power, then shoot and play (the software is built-in). To copy videos to your computer, click "Copy." Duh. Posting your videos to YouTube or PhotoBucket is done at the click of a button, too.

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About the size of a deck of cards and weighing less than most cell phones, it's the most portable camcorder around. Get up to two hours of video with the one button recording. (The closest competitor camcorder on the market would be the Flip, which is only slightly larger and twenty dollars more).

It looks like Barbie's camcorder, and that's a bit of a problem because it feels like a toy, too.
At $99, it would make a great second (backup) camcorder, and the reason I say that is the zoom is only 2x on the Vado, and for momentous events you want/need more options.

But for day-to-day, it's the prefect camcorder. Mine is going in my purse (or you can literally put it in your pocket) and you'll never miss anything again. If you want one (available in pink or silver) watch for our giveaway in an upcoming Popgadget Drop email! (Sign up here to subscribe, or fill in the quick form on our homepage.)

Available at Amazon.

Related posts on small camcorders:
HD in the palm of your hand - Sony Handycam HDR-TG1
Fabulous Flip for all

Find the perfect camcorder for you with our Interactive Buying Guides.

Posted by Evan    Category: cameras | devices
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