Cisco FlipLive Streaming Camcorder Would’ve Launched This Week

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By now, you’ve surely heard about the death of the Flip. Yes, you can just as easily record video on your smartphone or digital camera, but the Flip Video holds a special place in digital product innovation. And this week would have seen another major innovation called the FlipLive.

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Cisco Systems Prepares to Kill Off Flip Video Camera

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This is a sad day for soccer moms and casual videographers alike. I’ll admit that I was more than skeptical about the original Flip Video camcorder (by Pure Digital, at the time), since I said a regular digital camera could shoot video too. Then, the brand grew on me. The simplicity grew on me. And I got it. Now, it’s about to be put out to pasture.

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Cisco unveils Cius Android business tablet with front-facing camera

Cisco Cius docked in the HD Soundstation

A new business focused Android tablet has been announced by Cisco today, they call it the Cius (“see us”). Loaded with every feature we had hoped the iPad would have, the Cius comes with HD video streaming, real-time video communications thanks to a front-facing camera, tricked out 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G/4G data and Bluetooth 3.0 so you can pretty much stay connected anytime, anywhere. A 7-inch high-resolution LCD using contact-based touch targets, something called the HD Soundstation, which without a doubt is the best looking docking bay I’ve ever seen.

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Cisco reveals $280 Flip SlideHD pocket camcorder

Flip Slide HD with large LCD

Remember when the first Flip Video hit the market and everyone thought it was such an amazing little toy? It made video recording so accessible to everyone, since all you had to do was point and click that big red button. The Flip line expanded again today with the Flip SlideHD camcorder.

While all the other pocket camcorders in this line have offered the same basic form factor up until now, the Flip SlideHD is dramatically different. It’s not just a regular old candybar, because it actually slides up… sort of like an HTC Tilt smartphone.

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Cisco Valet Wi-Fi routers are easy enough for grandma to setup

Cisco Valet and Valet Plus Wi-Fi Routers

Cisco’s latest additions to their router arsenal are the Valet and Valet Plus. Blue is one of my favorite colors, though I wouldn’t know how I would feel about a bright blue router sitting among my traditional black stack of gadgets, the new duo do come in the friendly color. Since Cisco’s acquisition of Flip Video, they have taken a shift in creativity and have set the Flip design team loose on this latest offering. In the end, Flip has been able to make their devices not only visually appealing, but also easy enough for grandma to setup.

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