I’ve been wanting one of these handy little digital camcorders. They look like they would be great for posting video on my blog. When I saw a refurbished 30 minute on Buy.com for 70% less then new, I jumped on it. It has turned out to be a great way to quickly capture video during every day circumstances. I can’t wait to take it to my Jiu-Jitsu class and get a few clips for my blog. It is very easy to use and and comes with its own software built into it. That is sweet! Not installing software or trying to get the USB driver on before hand is a big plus in my book. I just plugged it in and shazam! It worked! It even asked me if I wanted to upgrade my software on the Flip. I let it and the upgrade was smooth and seamless. It even has all the features you need to e-mail and share your videos. I thought 30 minutes would be to small an amount of time but for a starter Flip it is great. There are only two things I’m unsure about with it. First of all it take two AA batteries. It would be nicer if it was rechargeable and had more battery life. Yes, I could put some rechargeable batteries in it but then I’d have to pay more wouldn’t I. The second thing is that the 2x zoom isn’t enough. I noticed that when I zoom the video is a little grainy. I guess I can live with that for now. Over all for the price it is a great pocket sized digital camcorder for the avid blogger or video amateur.