I’ve been hanging with the vWire guys (Steve Beaver and Karen Hepner) a couple of times this week. After having dinner on monday evening, hanging out at some bars and Steve and me celebrating getting the vExpert Award, I thought it was time to swing by their booth on the Solution Exchange and find out what vWire is all about. Unfortunately, the product is still under heavy development and I had to sign a NDA to get the inside scoop, they did give me loads of goodies.

First, I got a signed copy of ‘VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center’, which is awesome. I’ll be reading all the way home :). But then, I was in for a big surprise, Karen gave me a Flip MinoHD, which is the upscaled version of the Flip all the VMworld Bloggers got! I also got a tri-pod along with the Flip, so no-one will notice my unsteady hand when drinking and flipping at the same time. Great advice for all the VMworld Bloggers: don’t drink and flip!

Some specs for the techies:

  • Recording Time: 60 minutes
  • Internal Memory: 4GB
  • Designable: Yes (see the photo’s below!)
  • Resolution: 1280 x720
  • Frame Rate: 30 frames per second
    Check out all the specs at the Flipside Flip Site

When I got back at my hotel, I immediately had myself an unboxing-party:

To get an idea of the quality of the Flip MinoHD, check out the video below.

Flip MinoHD Quality Check from Joep Piscaer on Vimeo.

Click the Vimeo video to go to the Vimeo site and watch it in HD Quality.