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Review of Vado Pocket Video Cam by Creative

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Whoa, Moms! Have I got a Mother's Day 2009 Gift Guide product for you! If you like taking videos, but aren't game for lugging along a traditional camera (with tripod, strap, yada, yada), then you'll really dig the Vado Pocket Video Cam by Creative.

This clever little camera comes in silver (like mine) or pink. It's super-easy to use. You just aim and push the record button. Zooming in and out is just as simple as pushing arrow buttons, and you can review your video as soon as your finished recording with the full-color LCD screen. It's easy enough for my kids to use, but produces the kind of quality that an adult would boast about.

Up to 2 hours of video can be stored on the little camera, and when you're ready to transfer it, just plug it directly into the USB port on your laptop or PC. The built-in software works instantly, giving you no reason to download any extra software (cause who needs that?) We also LOVE that it recharges when plugged into your computer (or you could switch out the rechargeable battery yourself for a fresh rechargeable -- if you're short on time.)

I can't say enough about the usability of the Vado, and you can look forward to our first videos here at Lille Punkin' beginning next week!

Would you like to try it for yourself? We have one silver Vado to give away to a lucky readers (valued at $99!) Just comment on this post with how you would use the Vado in your home (videos of kids, pets, or yourself, maybe?) You can enter once per day until the end of the promotion (11pm CST on May 10th).

See all our other Mother's Day Gift Guide items and giveaways HERE.

Giveaways are subject to
complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck!


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311 comments

  1. I would use this when I watch my grandsons play at their soccer games!

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  2. If i won this i would record the grandbabies, and my two puppies, and of course my husband...ha. ha.
    alice100(at)comcast(dot)net

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  3. i would use this to film my new puppy!!

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  4. I would video my three children who are dancers.

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  5. If I won I would give this camera to my friend. She is due with her first baby (a GIRL) soon and she is going to have a lot of video worthy moments. ;)

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I would use it to record my puppy, who will be full-grown before I know it!

    Thanks!

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  7. I would use it to film my 2 year old :)

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  8. I would use this to record my neice as she is just starting to walk and is so adorable!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. We're going to visit family in Scotland in August and it might be the last time we see them, a video would be perfect.

    joebobtom(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Linz said :
    I'll use this every day to capture everything .. from the wild birds coming into the garden to hubby in front of the t.v. sleeping on the couch.
    sardisoaks(at)live(dot)com

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  11. We're going on vacation to Cedar Point this summer, this would be the perfect size to fit into my purse. My daughter swears she's going to ride the roller coaster this year, I'll need to get that on video!

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  12. I would viedo the wildlife around my house. Quail, rabbits,ect.

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  13. I would film my kids on family outings ans school chorus concerts.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  14. I would use this to tape my grandsons' motorcross, talent shows, sports events, and everything else including just plain old daily living. Happy Moms Day ladies...

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  15. I would use it to record videos of my granddaughter. Thanks.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  16. Can never have too much video of my dogs. Would love this!

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  17. I would catch my cats doing what they do best - being cute. Especially when they clean each other :)

    alison_luby at hotmail dot com

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  18. My niece takes voice lessons. It would be great to record her recitals when I visit!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    email in blogger profile.

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  19. I would probably use the Vado for taking videos of my pets since I have no grandkids yet and my children are all grown (although sometimes it might be interesting to videotape them doing something I could blackmail them with!). I also like to birdwatch, so I might use it for that also.

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  20. I would use this to tape recording sessions at our music studio

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  21. Would love to win this to photo my grandkids and my 2 dogs as they grow thanks

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  22. I'd like it for family get togethers.

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  23. I would use this to video my daughter around the house and at her various performances at school.

    abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. Gloria WalshverMay 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    I would use it to take videos of my kids and grandchildren.

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  25. I would love to use this video for taking videos of my kids, hubby and cat. My kids seem to be growing so quickly and I'd really love to record all these special minutes.
    Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful prize!

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  26. I would definitely tape the kids, but also bring it to work to catch funny moments!

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  27. It's almost Mother's Day. I would like to video some of my mom's stories from when she was growing up.

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  28. I'd love to give it to my son for his birthday this summer so he can make videos. He loves videos of him and his friends and brothers skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. I want to video my son playing soccer so that I can send it to grandpa.

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  30. This is a nice prize. I would film my 17 month old son!

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  31. I'd use it at my kids' sporting events

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  32. would give to my 11 year old, he's had a couple school assignments where he could have used a vid cam, this would have been perfect!

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  33. I would use it to take videos of my grandkids. Thanks.

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  34. I think I'll record my dog. I've done that with my cellphone but it doesn't work as well.

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  35. To video my little boy reach his milestones
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  36. I would film every time we're with my parents especially now that Dad is battling colon cancer. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  37. I would use the camera to take videos of my grandsons.

    arochel52@hotmail.com

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  38. I would use it to film the family on holidays! Thanks!

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  39. I would use it to capture great moments of the kids and grandkids.

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  40. If I won I would record me and all my family.
    austma7@aol.com

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  41. I would give this to my son to take lots of videos of my beautiful grand baby!

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  42. I would love to win this to video my beautiful children..especially now that they started baseball...so cute. THanks for the giveaway.

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  43. i would use it to video the town i live in

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  44. We'd use this to video tape lots of baby memories!

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  45. I have a YouTube account that I use with my webcam, but that constrainst me to my computer room. With something like this the possibilities are far greater. I'm excited.

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  46. i'd video the kids playing in the backyard

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  47. I'd use it to take videos of my cats and my friends

    shotgunnnsinner at yahoo dot com

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  48. i'd film my wildlife in our yard. squirrels, birds, possums, raccoon, deer and one very pampered cat!
    allegro966@yahoo.com

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  49. My nephew always does such funny things. I would love a camera so that I can finally capture these funny and heartwarming moments. I also love to travel and a camera would make those trips so much more memorable.

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  50. i call my grandaughter pukin perfect pize

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  51. I'd love to catch Dude (my German Shepherd) tossing his ball at the TV when baseball comes on.
    vlknh(at)verizon(dot)net

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  52. I'd use it for videos of my cat doing funny things

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  53. My sister would take videos of sermons to remember. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  54. I would use it to video my 12 yr old pomapoo.I know he wont be with me forever so it would be great to have!

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  55. i would lov to win this for my mom

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  56. I would give it to my friend who is about to have a baby. Lots of photo worthy moments to come!

    (I hope this counts as a different day, time zones arnt fun!)

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. I would use this to video my daughter's 2nd birthday party next month.

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  58. Mary
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Oh I'd so love to win this - I would use it for BOTH my beloved kids and our furbabies!

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  59. I would take pictures of my kitty to post on utube

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  60. My mom lost all of our childhood photos in a fire. She's been re-creating them, but a prize like this would make it SO much easier!

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  61. I would use it for videos of my baby niece.

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  62. I would use this to take video of my dogs and child.

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  63. I would use this at Church when I need to video the kids. I could have used this at Thanksgiving when I borrowed one to tape what the children were thankful for. Thanks!

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  64. Would use the Vado for my family,friends, pet, ebay stuff and nature and wildlife. I'm such a photo nut.electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  65. We just lost a family member and we've been crying over the videos we didn't think to get. Won't happen again.

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  66. This 'Creative Vado HD Pocket Video Camera' would be useful in recording my ten year-old 'princess' ballet recitals!

    Please, include us in your giveaway drawing!

    Thanks and good luck to all!

    leandrew_taylor@yahoo.com

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  67. I would use this to record all of the excitement during the holidays

    pamela.callahan@sbcglobal.net

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  68. I would use it for family get togethers

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  69. I'd film the entire family! thanks!

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  70. I'd use this on the family. Whenever we go out- it'd be fun to have- I won't have to miss a moment!

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  71. I could take pics of my grandkids with this.

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  72. Just the gift for Mom!

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  73. I would love to win this to take with my on my girls nights out and weekends as well as to capture my kids activities.

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  74. Would be great to use for pictures of my new grandson!

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  75. i would use this to film my kids!!!!

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  76. I would record all my kids' recitals

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  77. I would use it to film my toddler, until she took it and used it to film the carpet.

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  78. I think these sound great! I would love to record my BF'S band practice and live shows!!!!
    cyclona66@aol.com

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  79. I would use this for holidays, birthdays, family get-togethers, and my daughter's puppy.

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  80. I would use this to film my grandson!
    lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  81. I would love to have this to film my son!

    thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  82. We have 5 boys and I would use it to record their little lives!

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  83. i would first use it for my granddaughter- then a pictorial of my hometown

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  84. I think this is a brilliant little gadget. I would love to have one to capture my nieces and nephews, age 4 to 34, something is always going on.

    Thank you,
    src1964@gmail.com

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  85. I am going on vacation this summer, and would love to have this along with me to record fun moments along the way! :) Thanks!!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  86. So easy, maybe even I could use it to send video to far away family. Of course my 11 yr old would be the subject of much of this (he could help if I can't figure out how to do this).

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  87. I would use this for when the kids and I travel to Disneyworld!

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  88. This is something i really need, thanks for the chance.
    msmith572@yahoo.com

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  89. I would use it to record my kiddos sporting events.

    hebert024 at aol dot com

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  90. I would use it to record my daughter's softball games. Thank you!!

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  91. i'd video the kids playing in the backyard

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  92. My 2 cats playing and being themselves!

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  93. Wow! Great giveaway! I would use the Vado to catch my little man streak across our backyard in his birthday suit...Which he likes to do these days!LOL!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  94. I would use this camera to video my grandkids at their sporting events, birthdays, and graduations.

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  95. I'd love to video my kids and all their sports. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  96. I'd use this at school plays and such, but I'd love to try to do some claymation.

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  97. love to take this on vacation with me this year

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  98. I'd use for multiple things, but would like to try out some claymation.

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  99. I would take videos of the kids...

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  100. I would video my boys playing soccer to send to their grandfather.

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  101. I'd take it everywhere and use it to capture the random things in life!

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  102. my little neice is quite the dancer, I would love to take pictures

    weblynx at homail.com

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  103. I'd love to use it to take pictures of my grandson!

    gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

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  104. I'd use this camera to take those once-in-a-lifetime pictures of my family.

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  105. I would keep it in my purse to catch my little ones cutest moments

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  106. I would like to capture the wildlife outside our home - also use it on trips

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  107. I would take videos of my younger kids so their brother who is away at college could see them. Thanks for the contest.

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  108. I would use it to take lots of videos of my kids. Then I would upload them to my Facebook page to share with all my relatives.

    tutucuteforme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  109. I would use it to film my family.

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  110. I would love one of these, with kid number 4 on the way this would sure come in handy

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  111. I would take videos of local baseball and football games. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  112. I would record all of the wildlife that visits the orchard this year.

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  113. I would use it to record my nephews 2nd birthday party!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

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  114. We just moved into our first home so we plan to do lots of entertaining--and video-taking!--this summer :)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  115. I would love to give this to my friend who is due with her first baby soon. Lots of film worthy moments coming up!

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  116. I'd use it on my sons! My oldest plays tball and my youngest is learning to crawl!
    kristi2bsb@yahoo.com
    Great givewaway

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  117. Watching my puppy and kitty play is mos def more fun than going to the movies -- and it's free. It would be great to have some film on them while they're still at the silly stage.

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  118. We've got a couple of really neat vacations coming up this summer (touring the state and going to my son's military graduation), so I would use this to record those events.
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  119. my kids & dog are always coming up with funny things they do... It would be nice to finally get them on film

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  120. would be great to use for vacation...small and easy to carry




    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  121. I would use this to tape my daughter doing everyday things. Thanks!

    sphinxcw (at) aol (dot) com

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  122. I would use this for my kids' sporting events.

    alicia75136@yahoo.com

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  123. I would use this for family, for events, maybe even for sneaking into opening movies at the theater, j/k!

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  124. Daily entry: i would really love to capture my cat. His little antics are too cute. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  125. I would film the otters in the bay.

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  126. I would video my children and grandchildren during the holiday gatherings.

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  127. My son playing soccer to send to grandpa.

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  128. I would use this to record my pups!1

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  129. I'd take pictures from my vacations, I still havve rolls of film waiting to be developed going back years

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  130. I'd tuck it in my purse when I go on vacation. Thanks!

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  131. JeansandTs@hotmail.com
    I would try to catch that one viral video that would make the world laugh. I would shoot video of everyone from pets , children to elderly. I wish I could have got a shot of my 87 year old Father trying to get a chunk of dog food for his plate! We had to rush in and stop him!

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  132. I want to start vlogging and this would be perfect. I would love to document my veggie garden.

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  133. I love being able to send my husband surprise videos of the kids during the day. I know it brings a smile to his face.

    tutucuteforme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  134. I'd record the kids' recitals so I can send copies to the grandparents.

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  135. I'd record the daily funny stuff around the house.

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  136. I would use the Vado to record holidays and family gatherings.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  137. i'd video the kids playing in the backyard

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  138. Since my parents live in Hawaii, they only get to see videos. They'd love more!

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  139. i would video my 6 month old daughter and email them to her grandma in georgia

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  140. I'd love to be able to video my beautiful boys...they are the loves of my life and I'd love to document the special moments in their lives

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  141. I'd use it to video my girlfriends son's football games.

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  142. That's an Awesome Giveaway, My wife and I are expecting our Fourth Child and this would make an amazing Mother's day gift to record the new one!

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  143. we would use it to record my son's fish he catches this summer, he loves to fish.
    imjessica(at)mail(dot)com

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  144. I would use this to record my kids playing

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  145. I would use it to record my family.

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  146. i would love to video my grandson learning to walk.

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  147. I would use it to video my kitties!

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  148. I would video our upcoming trip to the beach. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

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  149. I would use it to take pictures of the kids playing and acting silly.


    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  150. i;d have this on hand to film the kids in my class

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  151. I would love to tape our family reunion this summer!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  152. I would love to be able to tape my niece's first dance recital. They grow so fast!!!!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  153. Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

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  154. I would use this to capture those special moments with my grandchildren.

    dove42(at)comcast(dot)net

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  155. I would use it to film my friends and I so we have memories forever!

    Amber
    Crystalclearbc@aol.com

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  156. My special family moments! thanks!

    baller19822002(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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  157. I'd take it on my trip to Alaska this summer. Thanks for the contest.

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  158. I would love to give this to my friend who is due with her first baby. Lots of video worthy moments!

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  159. I would keep the Vado lying right on the sofa table ready for any vid-worthy moment!

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  160. I'd use it everywhere and probably keep it close at hand in the glove box of my car, never know when somethings gonna happen.

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  161. I'd use this while camping, at 12 year old's events, some claymation and keep it handy in cars glove box in case something happens that I might want to catch on video.

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  162. I want to record my daughter's graduation

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  163. I'm jealous of all the videos of babies and kids on youtube. I've been a mom for 14 years and I have missed so much, it makes me sad. My daughter has a video camera I borrow but its not that great, the battery cover falls off, I have to tape it on and it seems to run out of batteries every 15 minutes. :(
    I would start taping my kids right away, before they get one minute older. :)
    harmonden[at]wowway[dot]com

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  164. I will be traveling soon to meet my birth sister for the first time. I would use it to film the reunion.

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  165. i would use to tape my Bella!!

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  166. Daily entry: I would use this to capture my cat's little antics.
    msmith572@yahoo.com

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  167. I would give it to Mom to video her kids.

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  168. I would love to have this camera because I can acutally use it in class. My students do a lot of creative work and I'd like to be able to show some of it off to my peers. I would also love to be able to video family and friends.

    thanks for this great giveaway.

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  169. Birthdays, anniverseries, holidays, sunny days, kids at play... I wouldn't just use it - I'd abuse it! ;)

    mcj4tlj@comcast.net

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  170. Videos of my daughter's events.

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  171. I will take pictures of my vacation so I can send them to my oldest daughter

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  172. this would be great to film my boyfriends graduation from basic and a.i.t. this summer.

    jillianlveit@msn.com

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  173. i would use this to capture my daughter give berth for the first time.

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  174. jane again i forgot to leave my email address

    twiddlebetee@aim.com

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  175. I follow, would use to record my kids

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  176. I would record my vacation.

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  177. I would like to win to video my children. I have lots of pictures, but we don't have a video camera and I'd love to have some video of them.

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  178. I would use it for vacation.

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  179. My little companion, a black schnoodle, is growing old and I would love to capture her on video to save some very special memories.

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  180. I would use it for my grandkids. they are always doing something I'd love to capture on film. Thanks!

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  181. I have been wanting this very Vado Pocket Video Cam by Creative for the LONGEST time so I can capture those candid moments of my 3 young children. I am home with our 7 month old daughter and 2 other children all day and can't get my husbands clunky old camcorder to work and I want to take videos of all this precious moments for my husband, my parents, his parents and anyone else who wants to see them!! Both set of grandparents live out of state so we would bring them so much enjoyment and entertainment if we could send them the video files to watch! It would rock everyone's world, especially mine since I would have so much fun using this nifty little video cam to make little stars out of my kids for the grandparents, LOL! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  182. i'd video the kids playing in the backyard

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  183. I'd tape all my kids' recitals

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  184. I would love to take videos of my kids!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  185. We have graduations coming up, kids concerts, kids sporting events, a wedding and a new grandson so we finally could have a way to have some memories captured for all family members to enjoy and share.

    Thank you so much

    camper223[at]live[dot]com

    Happy Mother's Day To All

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  186. Two kids, one dog, two rats, ALOT of activities, there are so many places I would use this camera that it is impossible to list them all. I can say that this little camera is the perfect size to carry with me everywhere so I could catch all those fantastic moments that fill each day.

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  187. Ii would take videos of my family at home and other places.


    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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