Logitech Quick Cam Pro for Notebooks ReviewPropane - September 18, 2007
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Opening the box reveals some goodies that come with the webcam. A software packet and installation guide are present, along with a small desktop stand, for when you want to use the webcam with a laptop that's too thick or when you want to position it somewhere other than attached to your monitor. There is also a padded pouch that will let you take the QuickCam Pro on trips, while not risking its safety. The Quick Cam itself is not very big, coming in at about two inches by one inch. Also, the USB cable is very short, which is in line with the goal of the product - mobility. On the back of the webcam is a small clip that uses a spring to keep the webcam clasped onto the monitor or stand. Additionally, the cam is able to pivot with the clip as an axis. The cam also has a button that runs along the top of the webcam, allowing the ability to snap pictures without going through the hoops of the software.
The stand comes in three parts and is easily put together by pressing the pieces together. The base is weighted to reduce the chance that the webcam will fall over. Also, there is a recessed line that runs down the stand, allowing the USB cord to be hidden when the stand is being used.
The webcam clips onto the flat panel of a laptop with ease. On my MacBook Pro (15 inch), the bottom part of the webcam dipped onto my screen area a little bit, making it slightly difficult to see the menu bars at the top of the screen. The clip was sturdy, while the webcam was easy to position.
The installation is very straightforward. Plugging the device into a computer (Mac or PC) will let you use the webcam with a basic set of features. However, if you want the entire program set offered by Logitech, the software that is included must be installed before the device is plugged in. Keep reading to see how the install went.