Dr. Ashen Reviews The Flip Ultra and Creative Vado

Benny may have reviewed a bunch of cheap camcorders for our cheap camcorder Battlemodo, but he's much less British than we'd like. Good thing for us Dr. Ashen of Vii, PolyStation 3 and various other shitty gadget fame has decided to put two of them head-to-head. Spoiler alert: The Creative Vado sucks, even in the… » 7/28/08 1:30pm 7/28/08 1:30pm

The Ultimate Cheap Camcorder Battlemodo

Ever since the world caught wind of the Pure Digital Flip cam's success, super-cheap digital pocket camcorders have sprouted up everywhere. With everyone and their mother trying to become the next Lil Show Stoppa or Soulja Girl, people need a cheap and easy way to capture those magic moments. I tested six of these… » 6/05/08 11:15am 6/05/08 11:15am

Cheap Camcorder Showdown: Creative Vado Vs. Flip Ultra (Vado Looks…

On paper, Creative's Vado might outclass and out-spec the wildly successful Flip Ultra camcorder it very liberally (like crazy, PETA liberal) takes its cues from, but what about in the real world? Laptop Mag tosses 'em together and finds that while the Vado outpaces the older Flip most respects—it's cheaper, slimmer,… » 5/23/08 5:30pm 5/23/08 5:30pm

Creative Vado Official, Way Better Looking Than Flip

Creative today confirmed the existence of the Vado camcorder, one with specs almost exactly identical to the popular Flip, with VGA vid resolution and 2GB of internal flash memory for two hours of film, plus a $100 price tag. It works as a USB drive, but if you want, the optional software will give you instant YouTube… » 5/13/08 12:43pm 5/13/08 12:43pm

Creative Clones the Flip Camcorder: Why the Hell Are They Calling It…

The most impressive thing about the ultra-basic Flip camcorder (to me anyway) is that it's managed to steal 13 percent of the camcorder market. Creative is hoping to bottle some of that magic with a $100 Flip clone called Vado (which sounds more like a failed Star Wars character than a cheapo camcorder). The leaked… » 5/05/08 6:07pm 5/05/08 6:07pm