User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Which webcam?

  1. #1
    Temporal Mechanic. Lexicon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    MBTI
    JINX
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Posts
    5,737

    Default Which webcam?

    So, after visiting with my grandparents for awhile, seeing how animated they are, enjoying the interaction, it popped in my mind, that I'd like to still be able to see them when I move to the west coast. I think they'd get a real kick outta interacting with me on Skype every so often, actually.

    Their laptop is the same type I have- HP Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC, Windows Vista.
    (idk if that's even relevant)

    Anyway, I thought, "why not buy them a webcam/set it up for them before I leave?"

    I'm wondering which one I should get, that's low in cost, but can pick up good audio as well as video. The built-in mic on these laptops are utter shit, and I can't really imagine either of them wanting to bother with a headset.

    Any ideas/product recommendations, tech people?

    Thanks in advance,
    -Lex
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

  2. #2
    WALMART
    Guest

    Default

    You are so lovingly thoughtful.


    I have no real input, btw.

  3. #3
    FRACTALICIOUS phobik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    7,368

    Default

    Learn here: Webcam 101 FAQ

    Compare prices/shop here: Cnet Reviews. Customize the left pane for price, and features. Per 101 FAQ, the higher resolution 1280*1024 [4:3 aspect ratio old squarish TV/monitors] shows cheaper results than the lower resolution 1280*720 [16:9 new LCD screens/movie-like]. Either one will work, also newer products might utilize better technology, i.e perform faster/better/higher quality for the same specs as an older product/achieve better results with less strain/cheaper price.

    Youtube often has product reviews, it can be useful to search for additional feedback, before committing to purchasing.
    To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
    ~ Elbert Hubbard

    Music provides one of the clearest examples of a much deeper relation between mathematics and human experience.

  4. #4
    likes this gromit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    6,652

    Default

    That is cool. I would have loved if my grandma had been up for skyping (or even touching a computer, like for email or something).

  5. #5
    redundant descriptor netzealot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    231

    Default

    Anything Logitech should do you well.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1

    Default

    I have Logitech web camera and it works just fine. The clarity of video is also very nice so you will not have any problems regarding that.

  7. #7
    failure to thrive AphroditeGoneAwry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    INfj
    Enneagram
    451 sx/so
    Socionics
    ENFj Ni
    Posts
    5,651

    Default

    kinky
    Ni/Ti/Fe/Si
    4w5 5w4 1w9
    ~Torah observant, Christ inspired~
    Life Path 11

    The more one loves God, the more it is that having nothing in the world means everything, and the less one loves God, the more it is that having everything in the world means nothing.

    Do not resist an evil person, but to him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. ~Matthew 5:39

    songofmary.wordpress.com


  8. #8
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    11,925

    Default

    My Creative webcam works fine. It's about two years old, though. And I don't feel like digging around for the box to find out the exact model. Cost me around $100, though, while others cost a measly $20, so it must be pretty damn good. The more expensive something is, the better it is...unless it's gasoline.

    The webcam on my phone is pretty awesome, too, and it takes amazing stills. And I've got the Tiny Chat mobile app, and I'd love to try it out.

Similar Threads

  1. Which Philosopher Do You Dislike the Most?
    By logan235711 in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 113
    Last Post: 08-02-2017, 11:14 PM
  2. Which Lost character...?
    By Totenkindly in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 03-21-2009, 03:47 PM
  3. Comics which have amused you recently
    By JivinJeffJones in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-04-2007, 05:23 AM
  4. Which POW movie is better?
    By MacGuffin in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-30-2007, 01:16 AM
  5. Which one of you is.....
    By targobelle in forum Welcomes and Introductions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 10:42 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO