Here is my new toy, tenderly held in Ken's hand. I wanted to give you an idea of the size of the thing. As I was opening the package, I kept making little sounds of delight, because it's got to be one of the cleverest little things I've seen in a while! It really is about the size of a pack of cigarettes, and even with the batteries in (2 AA's), it's not heavy at all. (My digital camera also uses AA's, and I got rechargeables for that, so this works out perfectly.) It's an elegant design, with a nice, soft plastic finish. Ken and I agreed that black would be the best color, and I'm glad that's what we got. I can see the white getting dirty awfully fast.
I took a quick video of Ken being goofy just to get an idea of how it works. Then I took a video of Sheeba, and used that one to try out uploading and the software. The USB arm is pretty cool, but I'm using it on the laptop--I can see how if you were using it on a desktop or tower, you'd want to use a cable in order to not stress the arm too much. I still need to experiment with the little fella a LOT, but with my initial attempts, I'd have to say this is going to be tons o' fun! I can upload directly to AOL video or YouTube, but I haven't tried that yet. I can edit, and I can also make movies with songs attached. Oh boy oh boy, I can hardly wait to have some fun with this! It's supposed to get nice this week, so maybe I can get a little Nutwood action recorded for posterity.
Coming soon to a computer screen near you: Nutwood Junction, now with video! I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me.