Logitech TV Cam HD - Skype Now Comes To Life On TV

4/4/2013 9:09:41 AM

Video conferencing is already so common. Not too long ago, what people see on the other side is usually grainy or nothing at all. This is due to low resolution camera or horrible internet connection. Thankfully, all those problems are solved now thanks to the innovations that have appeared in the last decade. On that note, Logitech decides to take it a step further by bringing video conferencing into the living room. Calling it the TV Cam HD, this device adds another long-needed feature to your regular living room based TV set.

The Logitech TV Cam HD attaches to the top of your TV and has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity

The Logitech TV Cam HD attaches to the top of your TV and has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity

So fast?

When I picked up the TV Cam HD, I could definitely feel the quality of its build. Sure it may be plastic but it is hefty and doesn’t come across as flimsy and lightweight. As for the installation of the device, I really didn’t expect it to be this fast. However, I had been proven wrong as all I need to do is to hook the HDMI cable and power brick into the camera. Even my grandmother can fix it herself if it is this simple. The only way minor obstruction to manage is finding a suitable location to set up the device. As for being plugged into the web, it easily and quickly connects to my house’s Wi-Fi or, even better, I can just opt for the Ethernet port.

Logitech TV Cam HD – font and back

Logitech TV Cam HD – font and back

Ring ring

After I log into my Skype account, I instantly do a video call with my friends. All I get from them is how they can see me clearly. That says a lot about how good the video quality of the TV Cam HD is. What’s great about this device is it sets off a ringer and flashing light to tell me to “answer” my call. Certainly a very convenient and practical feature for sure. If nobody’s there, a “Message” light is illuminated to tell me to check who called. All this function can be seen through my Skype account.

Logitech's lifestyle marketing shot for the camera

Logitech's lifestyle marketing shot for the camera


The Logitech TV Cam HD is a wide angle camera that comes with Skype pre-installed

The Logitech TV Cam HD is a wide angle camera that comes with Skype pre-installed


§  Price: $270

§  Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 g/n) or Ethernet connection

§  Notifications: Built-in ringer (rings if TV is on or off)

§  Camera: Carl Zeiss optics, Logitech Fluid CrystalTM  Technology, digital zoom, pan & tilt

§  Microphones: 4 x noise cancelling microphones

§  Ports: HDMI, Ethernet, power supply


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