Reviews and Problems with Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0
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no mac performance. PC only
The Sandor, Amazon
14 May 2013
Summary: even though the mac will recognized the camera and allow you to use it, the open source usb driver that the mac utilizes renders the camera pretty much useless. The mic sounds great, but the frame rate on a mac tower is so low it's not functional. The color is terrible. I mean it's super grainy and not even close to a representation of reality. I do like that the camera tucks away. to bad it's a fail on a mac. I've spoken to blue customer service. they had no fix for me.
Doesn't work with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. No customer service.
C. Sheng, Amazon
25 July 2012
Summary: I bought this mic/webcam two years ago for my Mac Pro running OS X 10.4 at the time. It worked marginally well then, although the frame rate while using Skype was terrible, and there was absolutely no option on the Mac to control this thing. I upgraded my operating system to Snow Leopard 2 months ago, and the webcam does not work at all now. The mic still works, but not the camera. I searched the web for an updated driver, but there doesn't seem to be one.
Summary: This is a terrible cam! The sound quality is great but the camera is not. The image is grainy and the product literally came apart in my hands right after I set it up. Other Blue products are great for Mics but this one is not one I would recommend!
Summary: My husband and I bought a webcam because he was going to be out of state for 6 weeks. My dad had the Blue eyeball 2.0 so we decided to use his so we didn't have to purchase two. It's supposed to be HD and the quality was awful, even in natural light it's not great. The video and sound delayed a lot also. It doesn't mount to the computer and has a very short cord so it's hard to place it somewhere that actually works well.
Summary: I had high hopes for this "plug and play" webcam based on other reviews I read here. I mainly needed the microphone for an iMovie project, but I find that the video quality is really bad -- in PhotoBooth, Facetime, you name it. I'm using OS X Lion and, if it isn't compatible, the Blue support site should say so. It has really grainy video output and the latency is just, well, bad. I remember latency this bad about 7 years ago using a basic Logitech cam and a Windows box.
Great... when it works... poor construction quality - buy something else.
21 July 2011
Summary: I purchased this unit from Frye's Electronics. Right from the beginning, the USB connection on the unit was wobbly and weak (the USB didn't securely plug into the unit). A year later, after much TLC when using the unit, the USB port has finally failed. So, I pulled the unit apart. The USB port seems to connect to the circuit board with pressure only. In other words, the USB port is it's own component.
Summary: This webcam doesn't work as expected. The stand is not stable and it always falls off. You can't even mount it anywhere as it is a flat surface base. If you want to frequently change the direction of webcam, dont buy this.