Cisco Debuts HD Flip With Slide-Up Screen


The Flip SlideHD offers storage for up to four hours of HD video or up to 12 hours of regular content. The playback touch screen has a 3-inch display with 1,280 x 720 video resolution. The Flip SlideHD also offers H.264 and MP4 video formats, a battery life of up to two hours, HDMI wide screen, and the same FlipShare software seen in all Flip devices.

The Flip SlideHD has an MSRP of $279.99 and according to Cisco is available immediately.

"Since its launch less than three years ago, Flip video has changed the way the world captures and shares video," said Jonathan Kaplan, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Consumer Products, in a statement. "The addition of the exciting new SlideHD to the Flip family allows consumers to take their life with them wherever they go and easily share those experiences with everyone around them."

Since its acquisition of Pure Digital, Cisco has made the popular Flip cameras a priority, fitting into the consumer piece of what Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers has referred to as 30 "adjacencies" -- that is, markets where Cisco sees itself as thriving.

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Video itself has become a major focus at Cisco, from Flip cameras to high-end TelePresence deployments, and the company is expected to close its acquisition of videoconferencing stalwart Tandberg sometime this month.

In addition to the Flips themselves, Cisco claims to have taken a number of design cues from Pure Digital's simple technology for use in its own consumer products. The networking titan recently released a new line of home networking routers, collectively called Cisco Valet, that it is marketing around ease-of-use and simple setup functionality.