When the Internet was still on dial-up (low speed connection), it was almost impossible to conduct video chats over the Internet. Voice and video were often lost during the transmission, and to make things worse, dial-up connections tend to drop frequently. However, all that has now changed since today’s Internet is a whole new beast.
First of all, understanding that premium or high quality content can only be transmitted via high speed connections, developers worked hard to improve the infrastructure. Today, in almost every major city in the world, you can expect high speed (broadband) Internet connections. They can be found in homes, hotels, restaurants, etc. You can even connect to a high speed connection wirelessly in many locations. This is great if you have a mobile device, such as a laptop or UMPC.
With the introduction of high-speed Internet, hardware and software developers are now able to release greatly enhanced technology to the public. Video chat is one such example.
As mentioned earlier, it was very difficult to conduct a decent online video chat in the past. However, with a broadband Internet connection, advanced hardware, and software, one can expect video chats to proceed smoothly without glitches.
Logitech recently released a new webcam, the QuickCam Pro 9000 HD webcam. This is a 2.0 megapixel webcam (the most advanced to date), and it offers support for HD (hi-def). For enthusiasts who love to record videos in HD format, this is the perfect webcam.
If you walk into a retail store, the QuickCam Pro will surely catch your attention. That’s because it has a very unique design. The small gadget has its lense situated to the left. In the middle, there is a button for taking pictures. Right below the button, there is the Logitech logo. Surrounding the logo and button, there is a circle that lights-up in red when the device is powered on.
The body of the webcam comes in two parts, which are joined by two hinges. This is to ensure that it is versatile enough to be placed on a wide variety of CRT and LCD monitors. If you like, you can also remove the gadget and place it on the table thanks to the unique product design.
The QuickCam Pro is powerful, supports HD, and easy enough to operate. The end user can use it to record personal videos or take photos with it, and then share them over the Internet with family and friends. They can also use the webcam to conduct full screen video chats with whoever they want. This is only possible with a high speed connection and a powerful webcam.
The gadget is reasonably priced at about $ 113. Although it costs a little more than ordinary webcams, it does sound like a fair price to pay for the advanced features and the quality of the product.
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