You might not have heard of the name V7 before, but here’s an opportunity to learn more about the company – it is actually the exclusive house brand for Ingram Micro Inc., where they intend to deliver premier computer accessories worldwide. This effort has resulted in a bunch of high-quality webcams that are meant to see action whether for casual or business use.
The V7 Vantage Webcam 300 will follow one of the more traditional form factors, where even the stand seems to be stuck sometime in 2000 – simply because it is meant to be placed on the edge of those fat CRT monitors – instead of a clip that will sit securely and comfortably atop a flat LCD display these days. The resolution is rather disappointing at VGA (640 x 480 pixels), but at least there is a built-in microphone – all for $14.95.
At least the V7 Elite Webcam 2000 looks more of 21st century material, where it will boast a 2-megapixel sensor with auto focus capability, not to mention a built-in microphone, HD video capture capability at up to 1600 x 1200 resolution, richer colors and smoother video if you love indulging in virtual video calls. Needless to say, we think this $29.95 well spent is much better compared to the 300 model. The folks over at Logitech need not fret if this kind of “competition” are around. [Press Release]