Throw-Away Video Camera

Okay, you don’t actually throw it away, you take it back to the pharmacy, but CVS’s new single-use digital video camera follows in the footsteps of single-use digital still cams. And, like those “disposable” gadgets, geeks are excited by the hacking potential of the vidcam. Currently, the camera costs US$30 ($20 w/coupon) and after you’ve shot the max 20 minutes of footage, you return it to CVS andf they burn the contents onto a DVD (for an additional $12). Hackers have already gotten to work taking this thing apart and figuring out how to interface it with a PC for downloading content (giving you a decent digital camcorder for as little as $20).

[Via Make]