A closely held tech firm with some impressive financial backing is hoping to piggyback on the success of YouTube and other online video sites with <A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2007/04/30/technology/flipvideo/index.htm">a new, inexpensive camcorder</A> geared to older consumers who may not be as tech-savvy as their kids.
Pure Digital, which makes disposable cameras sold in drugstores, is launching a new pocket-sized camcorder called Flip Video. The product, which will be available at Target, Costco, Best Buy and on Amazon.com, comes with a USB arm to connect to a personal computer or Mac.
Pure Digital is selling two versions of Flip Video, one that can hold about 30 minutes of video and another that stores an hour. The 30-minute version will cost about $119 while the 60-minute version will sell for around $149. Both devices run on standard AA batteries.