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Pocket a Creative Vado camcorder for $35 shipped

Dell's deal of the day is for a new, pink pocket camcorder. It's great for capturing everyday moments that you want to share on YouTube.

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Originally $100, the Valentine's Day-ready Vado camcorder is on sale for just $35. Creative

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Dell Home is offering the Creative Vado Pocket Video Camcorder--in pink, no less--for $35 shipped.

I've mentioned these before, but this is the lowest price I've seen. Consequently, the sellout risk is huge. Also, this deal expires at the stroke of midnight.

For anyone unfamiliar with it, the Vado is an ultraslim digital camcorder that's ideal for capturing life's little moments: the children doing something cute, some friends ripping off that wedding dance, the two feet of snow in your driveway, and so on.

The Vado can record up to an hour's worth of video at its best quality setting, which is a YouTube-friendly 640x480-pixel resolution. It features a 2-inch screen and a stowaway USB connector for plugging it into your PC.

With that connection made, its built-in software makes it a snap to upload videos right to YouTube or PhotoBucket.

Alas, while the Vado can connect to Windows and Mac systems, the included software is Windows-only. Mac users will have to settle for dragging and dropping videos to their machines.

CNET had mostly good things to say about the Vado in its review, and Amazon customers collectively rated it 4 stars out of 5.

I think this would make a great gift for the gadget girl in your life.

Backup deal: Want a camcorder with a little more oomph? SonyStyle has the refurbished HDR-CX100 1080p digital camcorder for $289.99 shipped. Wowee-wow, is that an awesome price on a full-size, full-featured HD camcorder.