And the angels wept – Cisco kills the Flip

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Cisco is eliminating the Flip camera!

How could this be? It’s the coolest little video camera, perfect for real estate agents, parents, anyone who appreciates the ease and portability of a stand-alone video camera.

Yes, you can use your phone or your regular camera, but the Flip had that cool USB that just plugged into your computer and started the download automatically, plus it downloaded it’s own movie-making software that allowed one to quick and easily to edit and post a video online.

I have used both my camera and my Flip, and I definitely appreciate the Flip’s ease and versatility. It’s a sad day for real estate brokers and everyone who’s enjoyed this little camera.

“We are making key, targeted moves as we align operations in support of our network-centric platform strategy,” the company said in a statement. “As we move forward, our consumer efforts will focus on how we help our enterprise and service provider customers optimize and expand their offerings for consumers.”

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14 comments
  1. such a shame cisco decided to kill flip video instead of selling it. yeah we have smartphones but the flip is a great, well-designed product

  2. It is a shame about the cisco flip video camera but I can’t wait to see what Cisco R&D is up to especially if it involves android phones.

  3. The title of your post says it all. Great post.

  4. All I have to say is Flip helped me out with my struggling times starting out in Colorado real estate, this is a sad news.

  5. Truly what a shame! Interested to see what Cisco does next. Thanks for the post.

  6. We just bought one last month – unbelievable! 🙁

  7. Wonder if some one else may buy the line. I hear that many are using their ‘smart’ phones as replacements, but I’m not sure if the quality of the videos is as good.

  8. So, what’s a good replacement? We were just gearing up (a little late turned out to be too late!) to use the Flip to help sell homes in Chapel Hill.

  9. Nice product, Thanks for this posting, I had known about this product. This camera has very nice features in it.

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  11. Great post. However, I’m very sad to see the Flip being taken off the market. I have a lot of love for the Flip and when it comes to vlogging it’s the perfect fit. The Flip has made my vlogging life so much more easier, I’m not sure what I would do without it.

    A vlog is one of the most cutting-edge ways to market yourself (and your listings). For one, broadcasting yourself online in short video clips is a great way to brand your business. Seeing your face while they learn about the latest market stats in your area, or watch a virtual tour of your newest listing, people feel connected. That’s especially critical in real estate, where success really hinges on your ability to connect with your clients and prospects.

    On top of that, vlogging is also a great way to drive traffic to your website. Just like a blog, your vlog draws traffic into your site from around the web (when you address topics people want to hear about, that is). Plus, when you cross-publish your vlog within your social media network (on your YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, ActiveRain, Trulia, etc.), you drive traffic toward your website, where you can turn visitors into leads. All that helps boost your search engine rankings, which drives even more traffic to your site (as people searching for “Real estate agents in Phoenix” for example, find your site).

    Yet as helpful as a vlog can be for your success, only 1% of real estate agents are using video marketing. This gives you an incredible opportunity to really stand out from the crowd.

    Christene Honomichl, Marketing Specialist
    http://www.youtube.com/castelazomarketing1

  12. Oh man, I haven´t heard anything about this. What a shame. I´m one of those who used to use my smartphone, but now use Flip HD instead. I was actually so happy with this little HD Camera that I wrote a long review about it on my website. In my opinion, the smartphones can´t fully replace the flip camera.

    Martin Pedersen
    http://www.fliphd-camera.com/

  13. Despite a small lens and video preview screen, the videos were of decent HD quality. Handy for families and outdoor. Got this camera from Microsoft to record a review of their products, kept it.

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