Creative has unveiled a new portable webcamish device called Vado Pocket Video Cam. This product costs $99.99 and captures 640 x 480 pixel video, it's pretty small and has a 2" LCD display.
A breakthrough in video camera design, the Vado Pocket Video Cam at only $99.99 is dramatically thinner and lighter than competing video cameras. Available in silver or hot pink, the Vado Pocket Video Cam is so small and lightweight that it's hard to believe it can capture such high-quality video. With the press of a button you can record life's spontaneous moments, whether it's baby's first steps, awesome sports stunts or hilarious adventures with friends.
Creative's President and COO Craig McHugh describes how the Vado Pocket Video Cam completely changes the experience of shooting and sharing video:
“When you're having a really great time and are experiencing one of life's special or funny moments you'd love to have a video of it, but you don't have your video camera with you. Your camcorder is likely stored away somewhere in a camera bag, because it's too expensive and you're afraid of breaking it. You end up missing many video opportunities and use your camcorder only for planned video shoots. When you finally do get it out to shoot something you have to make sure you have a tape or disc and the batteries are charged before you set up your shot. Chances are you're going to miss that awesome spontaneous moment while you get your camera ready. Once you've shot the video, how are you supposed to share it with anyone? It can be a time-consuming challenge trying to figure out how to get video from your camera or tape, so it remains stuck on the camera or put away somewhere in a box of tapes or discs, and you can't share it with your family and friends.
The Vado changes all of that! We're making shooting and sharing video as easy as taking pictures with a point-and-shoot portable digital camera. The Vado is so small and lightweight that you can have it in your pocket so it's always there, or you can just set it on your coffee table so everyone in the family can use it. It's so inexpensive and easy to use that you don't have to worry. It's always ready to capture spontaneous moments that are once in a lifetime, the type you can't plan for in advance. The Vado doesn't need tapes or discs; it can record up to two hours of high-quality video on its built-in 2GB of memory and it has a removable rechargeable battery, so you can shoot two hours of video on a single charge and you don't have to hassle with disposable batteries.
Just as the Vado makes it super easy and quick to shoot video, it makes it incredibly easy and fast to get the videos off the camera. It has a built-in USB connector so you can just plug it into your PC, just like you would with a thumb drive. The Vado has a software program built right into it that will prompt you to copy the video, or you can just drag the videos directly to your PC. With one easy step, the software can take you to YouTube or Photobucket so you can easily post your videos. When you want to share your videos with only friends and family, you can use Box.net, where they can either view or download a copy of the video. Box.net provides online storage and creates a web link to videos you've uploaded, so you can share them with anyone.”
• Slim, lightweight, pocket-sized design
• Built-in two-inch color LCD screen
• Removable rechargeable battery
• 640 x 480 VGA video resolution
• Built-in USB connector for PC
• Built-in software program for posting videos to YouTube or Photobucket
• Enable friends and family to download your videos from Box.net
• Available in silver or hot pink
• Priced at only US$99.99
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Re: Creative Vado Pocket Video Cam unveiled by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 14 2008 @ 13:28:53 CEST
Looks kinda crappy. Creative's product line has really demised over the years.