Remember when camcorders were bigger than Volvo estates and heavier than anvils? No, neither do we. We chose to forget about the humungous contraptions the day digital camcorders hit the scene. And looking, nay squinting, at the Muvi Micro Digital Video Camera, who can blame us?
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Impossibly diddy, this ludicrously peasy movie cam is set to redefine the genre. One button does the lot. Moreover, at only 5.5cm x 2cm x 2cm, it's one of the smallest camcorders in the world. You can even wear it around your neck and use it as a webcam. Try doing that with your old tape-munching camcorder. Actually, don't. You'll hurt yourself and break your computer.
Despite its eye-rubbing weeny-ness the Muvi Micro records in VGA quality (640x480) equivalent to the best selling (and comparatively enormous) Mino and Ultra by Flip. Incredible! Videos are stored on the included 2GB Micro SD card, but for those of you who prefer real epics the Muvi Micro can handle cards up to 8GB.
2GB Micro SD Card
Wannabe movie moguls with a penchant for boxing gloves (well you never know) can rest easy because the Muvi Micro has a special VOX mode that lets you start/stop recording using your voice (or any other noise over 65 decibels). "Annnnd….action!" It's ideal for those moments when your hands aren't to…erm, hand, or you feel like going on a Christian Bale style rant.
(L-R): Micro SD Card slot and voice activation controls
Speaking of action, this sleek miracle of miniaturisation is encased in a tough metal shell, so you can video that bloke out of Kings of Leon's lower legs from the mosh pit without having to refer to the guarantee. Better still, if you're into mountain biking, snowboarding and walking around the pub with a camera strapped to your noggin, the boffins behind the Muvi have created an Extreme Sports Pack. This smart collection of brackets, clips and straps allows all you Jackass types to attach the camera to almost anything. Even your helmet.
Time for a road trip!
As you've undoubtedly guessed, the Muvi Micro is charged via USB while uploaded movies can be fiddled with using the included software. In fact the only thing not included is a bunch of imbecilic friends who'll pass out, trip over and drop their pants for your movie making amusement. That's a wrap!
Extreme Sports Pack and Waterproof Kit are for Muvi Micro only:
1) Strap, 2) Armband, 3) Velcro straps, 4) Carry pouch, 5) Weatherproof skin, 6) Clip,
7) Helmet/band clip, 8) Universal mounting strap for handlebars, 9) Carry strap,