CeBit 2007: Logitech Shows Off new Notebook Web Cams

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Here at CeBit, Logitech has a couple of new notebook web cams they’ve announced — the QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks and the QuickCam for Notebooks. Both are fairly similar and include RightSound noise suppression (for better sound of course) and what Logitech claims is better performance in low light situations using their RightLight technology. The Deluxe camera uses a glass lens instead of typical plastic to help in improving the image clarity.

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RightSound technology

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The QuickCam has a built-in microphone that uses RightSound technology, which is of course a fancy marketing term for something more mundane: software that helps to identify differences between the speaker’s voice and background noise. This software enhances the speakers voice while suppressing background noise so that when you’re transmitting audio the person on the other end of a Skype call hears you and not the loud fan of your notebook.

Glass Lens (Deluxe version)

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Both the Deluxe and regular QuickCam use a 1.3MP camera, but the Deluxe version has a glass lens instead of plastic. This allows for better image clarity and truer coloration.

Ease of use, and works with Vista

Logitech included a button on the camera so you can push it and take a quick snapshot. The camera also uses a spring tension clip ensuring it can fit on any sized notebook screen. And yes, these cameras are Vista tested and compatible. There’s in fact some gadgets specific to the web-camera that’ll work in Vista: QuickVideo, QuickPicture and QuickView can all be used in Vista’s gadget tray.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks and Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks webcam are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe starting in April. The Deluxe version will cost $59.99 while the regular more budget version will cost $39.99 (US).



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