Mino Goes Flippin High Def!

Pure Digital’s Flip Mino was pretty good for the money and the Ultra even more so – but now it’s gone Flippin HD!

Ok, so it’s listed as being $230 in the Wall Street Journal so perhaps cool it a bit.

For the cash you get about an hour’s worth of fixed zoom, 720p, MPEG-4 video recorded to 4GB of built-in flash memory.

Shove the USB cam into your PC or Mac to launch the built-in FlipShare editing software for fine-tuning your videos before sharing via MySpace, YouTube or direct over email. Obviously this gets compressed to 480×270.

There is word of HD sharing via an unnamed partner arriving early next year according to Pure.

Katie Boehret, over at the Wall Street Journal groped the gear and seemed impressed by the video and improved sound quality.

Overall she made noises to the fact that the FlipShare was well worth the $50 premium over the previous Flip Mino.