webcams 05.15.2008 Comments Off
For lot of first thing that you have in mind when someone mention Microsoft is logically Windows. What people doesn’t know that MS has a quite good hardware section. Their small PC hardware is quite famous by durability and overall quality.
Microsoft hardware section is presenting two new web cameras LifeCam VX-5000 and VX-500 and one pair of headphones LifeChat LX-2000.
LifeCam VX-5000 web cam is a standard web cam, even a bit under standard with it’s VGA resolution (640×480). VGA resolution is quite enough for a propose of web cam, but if you want to make a bit better still photo just forget it. It strange that MS has limited this camera only to VGA resolution, you know that almost every laptop has a built in 1.3 Megapixel cam ( three times bigger resolution than VGA ) in it’s case nowadays. One of the other feature of this cam is a Live call button on the top of the cam case.
Curently there are no information about the VX-500 cam, but it should be similar like the older brother VX-5000.
LifeChat LX-2000 headphone set is a classic neck-band type headphones, they can be folded so it can be packed in the bag with more ease. They have line-in volume control, the button for turning microphone on and off.
Basically these new accessories are pretty standard, but they have one exclusive feature and that is the logo on it. It’s obvious that that logo is the base for price, LifeCam VX-5000 will be soled for around $50, and the LifeChat LX-2000 will be around $30.
They are not too expensive, but I’m more then sure that you can find a better value for your money in that class of PC accessories.