It's been a while since I've had a 'fairly priced thing worth buying' to write about. Frankly, most recent offers have not been offers at all but cynical tricks to get the gullible to dispose what remains of their disposal income and credit card debt on crud.
Then this comes along: a pocket camcorder for not much more than the opportunity cost of trawling voucher sites all day for 10p off a tube of instant fish paste.
Ignoring the silly oxymoron that it boasts a 'large 2.5in screen' [in what world of augmented reality is six-point-three-five centimetres large?] the Kodak Zi8 is a real beauty. And it it's simple to use. The main criticism has been the fact that this is a basic camcorder. For normal people that should be a bonus.
Don't take my word for it.