05/24/2010, FaceVision certainly took their time with the TouchCam N1 720p HD VideoCam, where the device is finally out and available for purchase a good 5 months plus after its announcement at CES 2010. Still, given the time frame since then till now, no one else has come out (apparently) with a 720p HD webcam with integrated H.264 video encoding, so here it is. It will retail for $119, making it […]
05/24/2010, The InterPad concept is a rather weird one, and seems to be designed for folks who are hooked on sites and services such as Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and your webcam. It allows you to switch between said programs and services easily, while allowing you to configure music, video, camera and games options via additional downloadable hotkeys. Looks like a good companion device for a home theater PC, albeit looking like […]
04/30/2010, Having a webcam is fine and dandy, but what happens when you are careless (or ignorant) enough to leave a way for hackers to find their way into your system, only to check out what’s going on on your side with your webcam? Gsou of China came up with this USB webcam that has an anti-peep feature – it features a robotic arm that will cover the camera lens automatically […]
04/26/2010, Teclast is more often noted for its range of portable media players, but this time round their W900 comes in the form of a wireless webcam instead, where Teclast claims it is the first of its kind in the world. It seems to be effective at distances of up to 200m, and boasts a 5-megapixel resolution. To get started, just plug its USB receiver into your desktop or notebook and […]
04/25/2010, The Skype Shop has put up the Freetalk Everyman HD for pre-order, where you will be able to enjoy on-board H.264 hardware encoding at up to 720p video at 22fps right out of the box. Of course, you will need to run at least Windows XP on your machine with 1GB RAM and a dual core 2GHz processor, although folks using a Mac are on the losing end of things […]
04/20/2010, Panasonic’s TY-CC10W webcam is special as it not only plays nice with computers, but works on Viera TVs as well, letting you communicate via Skype over a Panasonic Viera TV if you happen to own one. Make sure before you plug the camera into the Viera’s USB 2.0 port, it has to have the latest firmware installed so that you can carry out video chats in 1,280 × 720 resolution […]
02/01/2010, According to the folks over at Mission Repair, there is a space that closely resembles the holes necessary for a webcam in the replacement iPad enclosures that it acquired. A camera from the MacBook fits into the frame, with the lens, LED and ambient light sensor all lining up. This does seem to jive with the previous discovery that there is code for the iPad to take photos. Could this […]
01/13/2010, Gone are the days where webcams were just that – simple devices that helped you keep in touch visually with your family members from afar, never mind about resolution, picture quality and color hues. Enter the FV TouchCam N1 HD VideoCam that brings things to a totally new level thanks to its embedded H.264 codec chip and dual microphones to give you a much higher resolution video call, where you […]
12/14/2009, Our friends at TechCrunch has had the chance to play around with the Cerevo Cam, where this dummy-proof digital camera is capable of uploading pictures to various websites automatically without having to hook it up via USB, a memory card reader or through an Eye-Fi memory card. It does so by detecting Wi-Fi hotspots, transferring images by itself without having you attend to it. You can always select the upload […]
11/23/2009, Who would’ve thought that a regular webcam could actually be turned into a 3D scanner? This was made possible thanks to a project from Qi Pan, a PhD candidate at Cambridge University Engineering Department. That’s some serious brains working there, we tell ya.
11/19/2009, If you’re looking for a mini spy camera, the Mega Mini Spy Camera Ultra might just fit the bill. It might not be as small as those pinhole cameras that are used to fill up the pictures in the gossip column, but it’s still fairly small. For $199.95, you can pick up the black or silver version, with other colors to be released soon. The Mega Mini Spy Camera ultra […]
11/04/2009, IPEVO has released its latest 2-megapixel camera known as the P2V USB Web Camera, where it will boast Point to View that features a writing instrument-style body for omni-directional video capture functionality. You get a universal monitor clip to mount the P2V upon, allowing you to use it as a standard webcam on notebooks and computers. Apart from that autofocus capability as well as provision for a macro mode lets […]
10/02/2009, Want something different on your computer? You can do so with this new webcam known as the BlueMic. It comes with an integrated microphone, boasting a 2-megapixel camera as well as a higher quality lens than its predecessor to help make your video calls all the more coherent. This is a plug-and-play webcam that boasts professional-class, digital audio, and will retail for $79.99 a pop.
09/21/2009, USB 3.0 is on the verge of entering mainstream consciousness, and Point Grey aims to take advantage of it by releasing their new USB 3.0 video camera that is able to pump full 1080p video at a stunning 60fps. This is made possible thanks to the widened pipe of USB 3.0 which allows more raw data than ever to be pushed through to the host computer’s CPU. Inside the Point […]