Flip Video (which was acquired by Cisco in March) has announced the newest member of its pocketable camcorder line, an updated version of the Flip MinoHD. This second generation of the popular MinoHD doubles the memory (and recording time) of the previous version, and sports a bigger higher-resolution LCD, an HDMI output, and uses the latest version of the Flip Video Engine. Additionally, a new version of the pre-loaded FlipShare software now allows direct video uploads to Facebook.
The new MinoHD offers most of the features of the UltraHD (which had been Flip Video's top-of-the-line offering until today) -- such as 8GB of memory; a 2-inch, 960 x 240 LCD; 1280x720 HD video recording at 30 fps; the Flip Video Engine 3.5; and an HDMI output -- in a sleeker, slimmer and customizable package (as with the original Mino camcorders, the new version can be customized with cool designs and patterns or your own design or photo if you purchase it direct from Flip Video). Like the original 4GB MinoHD, the new version uses a built-in, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery rather than the rechargeable (and removable) AA NiMH battery pack of the UltraHD (which accounts for the slimmer package).
The online Flip Video Store lists the new edition as the MinoHD, 120 minutes, while the original version is now listed as the MinoHD, 60 minutes (the former selling for $229.99 and the latter for $199.99).