Built-in flash "bouncers" instead of external flash devices?

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Built-in flash "bouncers" instead of external flash devices?

As someone who never uses direct flash and don't like carrying external flash units I'm looking for an alternative solution which will allow me to use my built-in flash in a more effective way. After some search I found these "bouncers":

http://www.amazon.com/Lightscoop-Deluxe-Bounce-Pop-up-Models/dp/B00BISLDAY/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

http://www.amazon.com/Professor-Kobres-Lightscoop-Standard-Version/dp/B0017LNHY2/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

Both look like they could do the job, especially if I keep ISO relatively high (e.g. 800) and aperture relatively wide (e.g. f/4.0). I'm fine with both constraints. Has anyone tried such devices on an A77 (or other camera with Minolta-type hot-shoe) + an adapter? Alternatively, any DYI suggestions for attaching a mirror in front of the built in flash could be helpful too. Note that I'm only interested in bouncing the light, not diffusing it (which I consider to be pretty much useless unless the light source is at least a few feet wide).

Thanks,

Prog.

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