The Logitech HD Webcam C270 is a stylish and compact webcam that offers high quality video and a number of extra features. It comes with a lengthy 1.5 meter USB cable that neatly wraps up into a bundle thanks to a Velcro cable tie, making it perfect for travelling.
Installation is quick and easy with the supplied CD disk. I tested out the video quality with Skype and the picture was clear thanks to the 720 pixel HD video calling. It also allows you to take 3 megapixel photographs that you can share easily. The webcamera will also work with a number of other instant messaging programmes, including Windows Live and Yahoo Messenger.
The webcam comes with a universal clip that can be adjusted to clamp on to your computer monitor. It fits in place snugly and gives you the flexibility to use it on your home computer and laptop, without the need to use Prestik to keep it in place.
The fact that it has a built-in microphone is very handy because you don’t need to use a headset. The audio quality was excellent in my home test and given that it is a noise cancelling device it should work well in noisier environments too.
Through software controls you can zoom and tilt to get the right framing in the webcam feed.
We tested the stylish Ink Gears black and white design, but it is also available in a number of different styles within the Graffiti Colour Collection. Priced at R399 from Incredible Connection, the Logitech Camera HD Webcam C270 is a quality webcam with excellent visual appeal.
|Aesthetics||5/5||The Ink Gears design is visually appealing|
|Quality||4/5||Solid construction with added extras|
|Functionality||4/5||The video and audio reproduction is excellent|
|Value||5/5||Features, reproduction of sound and video are great for the price|