11th November 2009
Aussies beating us again?
Apparently last Friday, Towel Surfing was born in Australia – launched at none other than Kiwis favourite Aussie Beach – Bondi – surely an expensive piece of real estate in itself and a place dear to many Kiwis hearts.
In light of Aussies being the first in the world to experience an iPod worm this week – albeit of the Rick Astley flavour (yes, he of RickRolling fame), you just have to watch this gem, and tell me if it doesn’t make you smile.
As one suspects by the Youtube user name its got something to do with the launch of the latest “Flip HD” mini video camera that Bond & Bond launched here in NZ last week.
According to quite a few US Realtors this device is now a Real Estate Agent must have.
I’ve been told by a few over there that many Realtors have adopted a carry-it-with-them-at-all-times attitude to this small & capable device.
Apparently one of its claim to fames, from a Real Estate user perspective anyway, is its not only so easy to use, but many think its just a cell phone camera, and have no idea of the fabulous 720p video it will produce. Many people when faced with a camera for a testimonial / similar will develop a “public speaking” type of fear and clam – up.
First user reports from US Realtors using this camera (theres also the Creative one, a Kodak one and a new Samsung one – and I’m sure there will be more soon) is the lack of this fear and a more natural appearance on camera of their subjects.
I suspect more than anything one of the “boxes ticked” with these new “so-small” devices is the almost instantaneous upload to Youtube for that video walk-through just taken. This one-click upload isn’t exclusive to the Flip it seems the Samsung and I’m sure the others do so too.