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Should this be in the Geeky Stuff section? WEBCAMS - come tell me all about them. This is not a Rhubarbesque thread of dullery...honest.

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MadamAnt Mon 15-Sep-08 09:07:09

We want a webcam to video chat with far away (grand)parents. We have a laptop and broadband and use VOIP phone (like Skype, but diff company).

Would like something of reasonable picture and sound quality, and budget is no more than £50 (no idea if this is realistic).

Any advice welcome.

MadamAnt Mon 15-Sep-08 09:43:08


MadamAnt Mon 15-Sep-08 11:19:03

ok ok i know it's boring, but pleeeeeeease???

lauraloola Mon 15-Sep-08 11:46:13

We bought one very similar to this a few years ago and it is brilliant. Easy to use and not badly priced.

Your best bet may be going into somewhere like PC World so that they can show you how to use them. Luckily dp is good with computers so set it up easily but my cousin has had problems with hers. Logitech seem a good brand though.

They are definitely worth it as relatives who live far away can see your lo x

bamzooki Mon 15-Sep-08 11:50:47

Don't know in detail specifics on brand, but from what i found when I was looking at webcams then you should get something pretty good.
It is possible to buy them for about £6, but I guess the quality won't be great.
You need to decide what image quality you want and whether it needs to have a built in microphone etc.
But afaik, will all be wasted if who you are talking to as a cheap crappy thing.

not much help i know but just my 2pence worth!

MadamAnt Mon 15-Sep-08 12:07:31

Thank you! Lauraloola - funnily enough that was the only one that had caught my eye so far.

tallbirduk Mon 15-Sep-08 12:58:21

madamant - I was doing a bit of research into this yesterday as it goes - looking to buy one for the same reasons.

The 2 that I like the look of were this logitech one which I have found for £39 in PC World (internet price)

or this Microsoft one which they have on Amazon for £30.

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