Date: October 17th, 2006
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Logitech
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Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal peripherals that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. The company's products combine essential core technologies, continuing innovation, award-winning industrial design and excellent price performance.
Logitech continues to broaden its product offering and its presence in the retail sector. This is fueled by a trend among consumers to enhance their basic PC systems with more fully featured personal peripherals that add functionality and cordless freedom to their desktops. They are also purchasing supplementary devices designed for new applications and specific purposes such as gaming, multimedia, or audio and visual communication over the Internet. Further, Logitech´s retail business includes personal peripherals for platforms beyond the PC, such as gaming consoles, portable music players, mobile phones and home-entertainment systems.
Ahhhhhhh……the webcam. I remember my first one, when the idea was still new. 320x240 resolution, and required a serial port connection for video, and a keyboard passthrough. The only program that supported video conferencing was NetMeeting, and trying to hold a face to face conversation over dialup was laughable. My new toy wound up sitting on a shelf of useless gadgets.
I figured the webcam would be relegated to the teenage set and porn industry……and I was half-right.
Today, web-based cameras are present in many major corporations (which brings a few Dilbert cartoons to mind….), as well as incorporated into home security solutions. So, when I was given the chance to review a new webcam from Logitech, I was intrigued enough to have a look.
I'm staring into the lens of the new Logitech Fusion as I type. Let's see how far along the lowly webcam has come in the last 10 years.