Reviews and Problems with Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0
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Don't waste your money
Mandy Michaels, Amazon
3 weeks ago
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 really wanted to like this item. Really needed it for home set up, seemed easy to install. Just moving from one location to another, being very careful. Plastic piece that holds on Eyeball broke, really no way to repair. Can not recommend whatsoever.
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: 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.
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.
Summary: I bought one of these for my Mac-Mini and was very disappointed both in the frame rate and video quality. In a normally lit living room the video had white streaks similar to the old tv 'snowy' pictures... improved somewhat with lots of light. The video quality and resolution are poor (not even close to an iSight Apple camera) and the update rate was jerky.
Summary: Blue makes fantastic microphones, but the webcam on this model is awful. It may record at HD resolution, but the picture remains grainy (which actually looks worse with the high resolution). The most disappointing thing about the video quality is the slowness of the camera. Blue claims to run this cam at 30fps, and I have no way to prove or disprove that claim.