Skype is a pretty known software used mainly for video conferencing. I use it sometimes to talk to my friends who are from other countries and I tell you from firsthand experience that my webcam just sucks. The result? Not so clear videos. My current webcam typically hampers my supposed fun experience to chat with my friends. I thought my webcam is one of the best ones there is but it seems that there is something better than it … a high definition webcam!
That is right. I actually just learned now that there are high definition webcams available specifically those made to work in tandem with Skype. The faceVsion TouchCam N1 is the first Skype certified webcam capable of delivering full screen 720 pixel streaming video over the Internet.
There are high definition webcam products from Microsoft called Cinema and Logitech called the Pro 9000 that may fit well with Skype but I found out that these so called HD webcams cannot even stream true high definition quality over the Internet thereby limited for local use only.
The FV ExpressCombo features a 78 degree super wide angle lens with fast auto-focus giving you a wider area of your view. It can easily attach it to your desktop or laptop or even flat screen monitors with easy plug and play installation.
FV touchcam N1 is the first Internet streaming true HD webcam for Skype video calls and it is available at faceVision on line store. The site is now running a back to school promotion with $10 off any purchase, using the promo code of FVTBTS2 while checkout. The promotion ends on September 30, 2010.
If you use Skype, then you definitely use it for video conferencing. That is after all what the program is known for. I just found out that there is a webcam that is the world’s first Skype-certified capable of delivering full screen 720 pixels streaming video over the Internet. Now that, is high definition!
It is no secret that there are already so called high definition webcams out in the market today like Microsoft Cinema and Logitech Pro 9000. But these so called HD webcams cannot even stream true high definition quality over the Internet. They are pretty much limited for local use.
But the faceVsion TouchCam N1 is different. Anybody would definitely choose seeing high definition videos in their calls compared to low quality video. Sometimes with the small resolution limitations that webcams have, sometimes you cannot see every part of the video clearly.
The N1 even features a 78 degree super wide angle lens with fast auto-focus which means your angle view gets extended to a wider area. And the best part is that the N1 is very flexible that you can easily attach it to your desktop or laptop or even flat screen monitors with easy plug and play installation.
Here is one new site that seems pretty controversial. Chatroulette is a simple site that, with every click lands you in a face to face video conversation with a random stranger. Yes stranger. So, it could be a guy or a girl. The setup is simple: Activate your webcam and click “play.” Then, as people from all over the world pop up one at a time in a box on your screen, you decide whether or not to chat with them. If you don’t like the looks of things, click “next” and the site shuffles you to someone new.
If you have kids, you should block this one or else they might see things not suitable for their eyes. Majority of the users here are men and who knows what your kids would be seeing once they click next (I won’t be specific but you know what I mean). While the site does get a very high amount of traffic, I wonder how this site will survive without any business plan.
Advertisements? Surely advertisers wouldn’t want to show their ads beside a video of a guy doing something bad :P. There are quite a number of those in Chat Roulette. You’d be lucky if you see some wild girl showing herself naked to the world. But yeah, as I said, lucky. Most users are men so if you are the patient type, just click on next next next until you see a girl. But that is, if she won’t click next on you as well ;).