Well, I suppose it was inevitable but the ubiquitous cell phone camera has caused the Flip to become extinct. Cisco has announced it will no longer make the camera so watch for prices to fall as stores try to sell out of their stock. Kodak is still making several versions of USB enabled video cameras, including the Zi8 which features an external microphone jack and the various “play” series cameras. I will not morn the Flip since I have a Kodak Zi8 and have ordered several for my school. I find having the external microphone jack essential when recording students and the software bundled with the camera (Media Impressions) is very useful. I have several digital photoframes which would not play videos, Media Impressions has a converter which makes them playable.