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Cisco axes 6,500 staff as Flip dump fails to turn share-slide

Cisco axes 6,500 staff as Flip dump fails to turn share-slide

Cisco may be madly enthusiastic about its Cius tablet, but investors aren't so keen, and so the company has has officially confirmed plans to axe 6,500 jobs in an attempt to save $1bn every year. According to a recent SEC filing, Cisco is cutting 9-percent of its workforce after attempts to stem the flow of cash losses by shutting down the Flip camcorder business failed to convince shareholders that the company was taking its core networking business seriously.

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freedomMIC Bluetooth Mic for iPhone 4 and Flip Video Hands-On

freedomMIC Bluetooth Mic for iPhone 4 and Flip Video Hands-On

As consumer camcorders and video recording devices become smaller and smaller, users are using them more for capturing the special moments of their lives. However, one problem with this using a smaller device for recording is that the audio quality isn't optimal. Solving this problem, Scosche has launched a series of Bluetooth enabled external microphones for use with the iPhone 4, iPod touch and a separate device for the Flip UltraHD 2.

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Scosche freedomMIC Bluetooth microphone for Flip camcorders

Scosche freedomMIC Bluetooth microphone for Flip camcorders

The next accessory intended to work with Flip Video's new FlipPort socket has arrived, and it's a Bluetooth lavaliere microphone from Scosche.  Like the Blue Microphones Mikey, the Scosche freedomMIC snaps onto the bottom of the Flip UltraHD or MiniHD, but rather than integrating the microphone into the adapter itself, you get a small clip-on microphone that connects wirelessly.

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iGo Portable Pico-Projector for Flip drops October for $349

iGo Portable Pico-Projector for Flip drops October for $349

Flip Video's other notable partnership in the new Designed for Flip accessory program is iGo, who have put together a pico-projector for the company's UltraHD and MinoHD camcorders.  Unlike the Mikey for Flip, which physically snaps onto the bottom of your Flip, the iGo Portable Projector uses an adapter cable; it also has regular A/V, composite video, stereo audio, mini HDMI, VGA and microUSB inputs.

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Flip Video UltraHD and MinoHD get refreshed; new accessory program includes snap-on Pico

Flip Video UltraHD and MinoHD get refreshed; new accessory program includes snap-on Pico

We've seen quite a few companies looking to steal Flip's crown for point-and-shoot camcorders - JVC's PICSIO models, for instance, or the HP V5020u - but Cisco aren't willing to sit back and watch that happen.  A new range of Flip Video cameras has been launched, the UltraHD 8GB and 4GB, and the MinoHD 8GB and 4GB, each capable of 720p 60fps recording.

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