Gadget Lab seems to think so based on the product page of the Vado listed on JR.com. The specs and description do reveal striking similarities to the popular Flip. A 2-inch screen is an improvement over the Flip’s 1.5-inch screen, but VGA quality, one-touch recording and up to 2-hours of recording per charge are carbon copies of what the Flip can do. Is there really a need for two so-so video cameras?
Creative Vado is a slim, lightweight pocket Video CAM that makes it easy to capture and share everyday life as it happens. Simply connect Vado to your PC with the flexible USB plug and the built-in Software lets you save videos to your Computer or post them directly to YouTube or Photobucket. Since Vado is thinner that a deck of cards and as light as a cell phone, it fits into your pocket or purse and never weighs you down. Free yourself from the hassle of the bulky camcorder bag. You’ll never miss a moment with two hours of video capacity and one-button Recording that makes capturing life on video effortless. With a 2x Zoom and excellent low-light performance, you’ll get great video quality every time you press record. Just connect Vado to your computer with the flexible USB plug and the built-in software takes over. You can transfer your videos to your computer or post them directly to YouTube or Photobucket, all at the click of a button. The rechargeable Battery is removable so you can change out for a fresh one.