Samsung InTouch 5010N Autonomous Skype Webcam

samsung intouch 5010N[CES 2012] The Samsung InTouch Camera is one of the most interesting Skype-related products that we have seen at CES. In a nutshell, this camera is a self-contained Skype camera that has a webcam, microphone, speaker, and all the necessary internal software to make Skype calls. In short, it’s a self-contained Skype computer. The video feed (and audio, I guess) comes out on an HDTV, or any HDMI-enabled display. On the hardware side, it’s hard to get any simpler than that.

The InTouch is designed to be placed on an HDTV frame or a table, and thanks to its tilt, it has a 30 degrees of freedom, which should be enough for most settings. It connects to a WiFi (N/G/N) network in an effort to reduce cable clutter, even if there are two cables that are required: the 5V power and the HDMI.In terms of image capture, the InTouch has a sensor that has 2048×1536 pixels, so that’s beyond 1080p HD video. However, keep in mind that video compression is the main factor when using Skype, and although we are hopeful, we will need to see the quality for ourselves before calling it “HD”. At the moment, the camera has a fixed focus, which is appropriate for a living-room usage, even if having an auto-focus would be very nice.

I’m very curious to see how easy it to setup up and use, but this is a very promising product. If you have been eager to setup your parents/grand-parents with Skype in the living-room, this may be it. The product will retail for $199.99 and should be available in the spring, according to Samsung. www.samsungsv.com

Read more about CES, CES 2012, Samsung and Skype.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments



You May Also Like

Top 10 CES Gadgets

Windows Phone Skype app going gold soon

telyHD brings Skype to your HDTV

Samsung Smart Window

Samsung Series 9 laptops announced

Angry Birds headed for Samsung Smart TVs

CES 2012: Samsung Press Conference

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE headed to Verizon

Most Shared

Apple Could Skip iPhone 7s, Jump Straight To iPhone 8

iOS 9.3 Also Crashes iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

After Thousands Of Years, Someone Has Reinvented The Scissors

Apple Claims Backdoor Unnecessary After iPhone Password Was Changed

FBI Could Use Suspect's Fingerprint To Unlock iPhones

John McAfee Claims He Can Decrypt The iPhone In 3 Weeks

Baby Dolphin Dies After Tourists Grab At It To Snap Selfies [Update]

World Of Warcraft: Legion PC/Mac System Requirements Revealed

This Is A Potential Fix For The iPhone January 1, 1970 Brick Bug

Hasbro & Marvel Unveil Detailed And Affordable Cosplay Accessories

LG & Samsung Will Reportedly Start Phasing Out 3D TVs

Pentagon Shuts Down Killer Drone Fleet

Tesla Model 3 Could Sell For $25,000

Sony Continues To Tease Crash Bandicoot

China's Fusion Test Hit 90 Million Degrees For Nearly Two Minutes

Tim Cook Posts Blurry Super Bowl Pic, Gets Trolled