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Macally ICECAM2 USB 2.0 Video Web Camera with Built-in Microphone (White)
List Price: $55.20

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Product Description

The Macally IceCam2, USB 2.0 webcam with built-in microphone, is truly plug and play. As a Windows PC compatible webcam, it does't require any additional software and is inmediately recognized by your computer. The Macally IceCam2 has an adjustable focus lens with a resolution of 640 x 480 VGA for high quality video and a microphone for video calls in applications such as iChat and Skype. The Macally IceCam2 works with Yahoo! Messenger, aMSN (Mac only) and Live Messenger (Windows only) as well. System requirements: USB port; Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later; Microsoft Windows XP SP2 / Vista.

Features:
  • High performance and compact USB2.0 Webcam with Microphone built in for video conferencing
  • Driver-free USB Video Class(UVC) device
  • VGA 640 x 480 Resolution

Customer Reviews:

  • Awesome for the Price!
    Pros:
    - easy to use - plug in and play
    - cost efficient - (most other mac webcams out there at least $50+)
    - fun for chatting - my friends said the resolution is pretty decent and the sound quality is clear
    - easy transition - you don't have to install any drivers to use it with any other chat applications
    - it clips on easily to your monitor

    Cons:
    - wish the USB cord was a bit longer
    - not good for work-related video conferencing

    Overall review:

    Awesome product for the price. The only reason why I didn't put 5 stars is because the quality obviously is not going to be as good as the higher end webcams. Overall I'm very satisfied with it. No take that back, I'm very excited about it!
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  • Great Cam for Mac
    Works perfectly. I just plugged it in, opened the application I want to use with it, and I was up and running. No problems so far....more info
  • Web Cam
    The installation for this product was very simple. I am using it for Skype, so I plugged it in, opened Skype options, found the video option and selected the name of the webcam, and that was it!...more info
  • If YOU have the light...
    ...ICECAM has the talent. Excellent audio and video for a very cheap price, but make sure you have good lighting on you. Setup could not be more simple; connect to OS X 10.4 or 10.5 via. USB 2.0, and it acts like Apple's built-in iSight, and also uses all the same apps, like iChat and Photo Booth. Only four stars because you really do need good lighting to see anything. Overall, great buy, again, if you're not dimly lit....more info
  • isight is better
    great service. Product not so great. very contrasy camera - cant compare it to Apple's isight!...more info
  • ICECAM web camera
    the camera arrived within two days of estimate and works very well. There have been no problems with it....more info
  • needs a lot of light
    Not a very good cam, nice design and looks good just not a good quality picture....more info
  • mini webcam
    Macally ICECAM2 USB 2.0 Video Web Camera with Built-in Microphone (White)

    This small mini cam clips on my Mac at the top and it is a good product. It doesn't have the power as a larger one probably would have but this is my first web cam and it works fine for me....more info
  • Works so well, there is not much to write
    What can be said about a webcam and mic that works so smoothly? Step 1, open the box. Step 2, plug it into a USB 2.0 port on my MacMini. Step 3, begin using it in PhotoBooth (Mac OS X 10.5) or iChat, or any of the built-in iApps like Address Book. No delay in transmission across the country when connecting to Dallas. No jerkiness. (I've used the Microsoft LifeCam on Windows, and it is painfully jerky). The only possible drawback is that the spring that holds the camera to the monitor should be a bit stronger. If I start moving the monitor around, the camera can be turned by the wire - which is only an inconvenience. I did not try to install any software (I can't even remember if a CD was included). Other webcams for Mac OS X require special software to work with USB port. A great buy, and fills a hole for Mac users with no built-in camera. Five Stars ...more info
  • Cheap, good, Mac webcam
    Cheap webcam that works with Mac 10.5.6. Easy to install, aesthetically pleasing. Image quality isn't the best, and needs lots of light. I have a lamp under my camera, so I don't have to have a lot of overhead light on, and it works fine. Maybe your light situation is different so you won't have to worry about it. A great camera for the price to get the video chatting done....more info
  • Terrible product that doesn't work
    The USB port won't stay connected to my computer, so my camera keeps disconnecting. I would never recommend this. In fact, I am past the 30 day return policy otherwise I would return this item. Don't waste your money....more info
  • Not so great
    My sister bought this web cam for my father so her baby could see him on Skype. As the family techie, I handled the install. It gets an A+ for compatibility. I plugged it in and it worked, both with my MacBook Pro and his PowerBook G4 and for both Skype and iChat (not at the same time). The sound quality is also very good through Skype. However, the image quality is really poor. In a well-lit office the entire background is black, and my face is only half visible. As a comparison, I brought up the image from the iSight built into the MBP when the IceCam 2 was connected to the MBP. Both cameras were aimed at the same scene, and they were mounted within four inches of each other. The iSight image was bright and colorful. The IceCam 2 image was dark and almost monotone. I tried contacting Macally tech support and got no satisfaction. The best he could offer was to add more light directly behind the camera. Given the lighting in my office, it must take a flood light to make it work. You get what you pay for....more info
  • Very Dark Image, mediocre sound quality
    The image quality is very dark with this webcam, and sound quality is mediocre at best.

    I was very disappointed with this webcam.

    (used with a Mac Mini)...more info
  • Poor video, buggy
    I'm pretty disappointed in this webcam. I had hoped it would be a good addition to my built-in iSight on my Macbook for situations when I want to be able to point a webcam in a different direction. Unfortunately, it has 2 major problems. The first is that the quality of the video is really bad. I somewhat expected this given the price of this cam, but it's worse than I thought it would be. The other problem is that the camera appears to be buggy, as it will sometimes record for a couple minutes then abruptly stop for no reason. This has happened with multiple different applications, so I'm sure the problem is the camera....more info
  • Good chat cam
    This camera is great for what it is, a cheap webcam. It's a true UVC (USB Video Class) device, which means no drivers, works in vista, mac and linux. Needs sufficient lighting, doesn't get a good picture in low light, I have to use it with a lamp on my desk, but my apartment's lighting is horrible....more info
  • A pretty good webcam
    This inexpensive webcam works with older Macs lacking webcams, without the need to install drivers. Just plug it in, set your preferences, and you immediately get an image. The camera lens needs to be focused manually, which is a little tricky but does allow the use of a less wide angle lens. The quality of the image is ok - not as crisp as that of the built-in powerbook cameras. The color accuracy varied considerably between the two computers I tried with it. Coupled with iGlasses software, I was able to get a fairly acceptable palate on both machines. The built-in microphone seemed to work well. Overall, it is an acceptable camera at about $30, and fills a void for Mac users, who need a camera a low cost....more info
  • Phil
    I thought this product was very good. There have been several reports about it having terrible light sensitivity, which I don't blame reviewers for, but I don't think its that big of a problem. It works wonderfully if your in daylight near a window or something, with very true to life color reproduction. However, if you are using it after dark, and need an artificial light, it still works fine, but your face appears very white, and everything else looks almost black. Great buy for the price....more info
  • For my non mac savey parents
    This was very easy to install and easier to use. My parents wanted something to use with Skype and have a MacMini. Had a hard time finding a webcam that was compatible. I found this one and had my reservations, but as I had few options, I ordered it. They have OSX and the only this that I have to say is make sure that the OS is updated with patches. My parents had not done that since the had gotten the computer (3 years ago). This webcam works wonderfully and the resolution is so much more clear than anyone that they talk to on skype. ...more info
  • Great for the price
    This webcam is great for the money and easy to install. That was my favorite aprt about the whole thing, you just plug in the usb and done! it is ready to use. The only bad part is sometimes the connection goes in a nd out, so my camera just turns on and off randomly and I have to jiggle the usb....more info