Essential Tools for Every Home Office

Flip Mino
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Flip Mino

For small businesses that want to use websites like YouTube for promotion, the pocket-size Flip Mino is an easily accessible camcorder that can record an hour of video. A panel on the back controls the camera's bare-bones functions -- record, zoom, pause, and a few others -- and a tiny 1.5-inch color monitor handles video playback. The device, which lasts four hours on a charge, has an attached USB connector, making it easy to load videos to either Macs or PCs, and its software also handles rudimentary editing. At around $150, it won't break the bank. HD versions are available for $200 and $230, depending on memory capacity.