$100 bucks will buy you. . . a really nice webcam
I’m pretty much constantly amazed at how cheap webcams have been getting. As the quality and number of features increases, the price keeps on going the same. That hold trues for Logitech’s new Quick Cam Pro– it can even take 8 megapixel stills as well as a whole lot more.
I hate to sound like an ad, but man, Logitech certainly gives you a bang for your buck. The lens itself is high quality with Carl Zeiss optics. Technology wise, the camera has advanced autofocus, RedLight 2 to ensure quality video even in dark environments, and RightSound technology that keeps background noise and echoes out and your voice in. While we really don’t quite know how well all that cleverly named technology works, you’ll have to admit, it sounds good. Even without all those fancy technologies, the video would still look good, as it is HD at 960 by 720 pixels. You’ll never see Grandma so up-close again, that is, if her connection can handle it.
Logitech also provides some fun software that allows you to add effects to your video; you can also create avatars with likenesses to your own face.
Logitech’ QuickCam Pro, which shoots HD and takes 8 megapixel stills, retails for only $100. Buy a 3-pack for the relatives, they’re really that affordable.