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7.4 out of 10

Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0

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Reviews and Problems with Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0

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Overall 4
4.0

Kinda lame

Mark Rogers, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: This really does not work all that well. Choppy video. Not too happy with it. I'd get something else if you need one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Should be labeled "Microphone (with webcam)"

Max, Amazon
13 May 2013
  • Summary: I got this refurbished for $10. At that price, I guess I can't complain. Sound quality is excellent, but the volume is very low. As a result, you need to put the microphone close to your mouth, rendering the webcam useless. Effectively, You can use video, or record audio, but not at the same time, at least not on windows 7 Video quality is about as good as a webcam from 2005. I don't mind that its not HD, but its grainy, and the colors look weird.
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Overall 4
4.0

poor video, good sound

Al, Amazon
22 December 2011
  • Summary: the video is OK in bright light with little movement, but add either a low light situation or movement and it fails miserably. I got this to upgrade from a MacAlly IceCam2, which is not HD, but gives far better results, mounts easier to an LCD monitor or laptop and is less expensive. The sound quality, however is quite good and I now keep it next to the cam it was meant to replace, as a microphone only.
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Overall 4
4.0

Better choices out there for webcams.

soakland, Ebay
31 July 2011
  • Summary: The camera was not great, audio was fine but not up to my specs. I use a powered lapel mic instead with a Microsoft LifeCam, it's much better.
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Overall 4
4.0

Who wants a microphone with a crappy camera?

Amazon
8 May 2011
  • Summary: I don't understand what good spec claims do if a web cam doesn't come close to achieving them in the applications under which it operates. I bought the Eyeball 2.0 to use with ichat and have not used it with any other programs. I have a Mac Pro with 12 gigs of Ram and a broadband connection. I tried using it running Leopard and Snow Leopard with the same results, from the moment The Eyeball 2.0 came out of the box it had slow frame rate issues.
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Overall 4
4.0

What a POS

Eric Grimes, Amazon
6 April 2011
  • Summary: I bought a Blue brand because I heard good things, however, this webcam is a piece of JUNK! The video quality is very low, and lags ALOT. The audio quality is OK but is very quiet. Don't waste your money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Okay sound, but totally rotten image quality.

Steven Farkas, Amazon
5 March 2011
  • Summary: Tried this on my Macbook Pro alongside the built-in iSight. The sound isn't really up to the quality that I expect from Blue, and there was just no comparison for image quality. The lighting hue was wrong, there was a huge amount of pixellation, and it performed as though it was nearly pitch black in the room. I'd say that for the $20 I paid for the unit, it isn't bad, but I bought a webcam. If I wanted a mic only, I would have ordered a snowflake.
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Overall 4
4.0

There are better cameras for the money...

Simon, Amazon
21 November 2010
  • Summary: I bought the camera for recording myself play guitar so I can save my song "ideas" onto video. The microphone is supposed to be the same one as the one featured in Blue's USB condenser. I'm not sure if it is, but I record things semi-pro so I can judge a microphone and I would say that this microphone is good if you are recording a sound source within two or three feet of the microphone.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ultimately disappointing

Jerry Saperstein, Amazon
30 October 2010
  • Summary: Blue has such a great reputation for turning out terrific USB microphones that when these units were offered at what appeared to be a great price on an Amazon subsidiary's website, I snapped up two thinking they would be a nice gift for a grandchildren and a not-so-subtle encouragement for them to video chat with me. Unfortunately, these units have been a disappointment, with things getting worse instead of better.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK audio, poor video

Amazon
23 November 2009
  • Summary: I bought this Blue Eyeball 2.0 to use for Skype. I have a new, well-equipped MacPro, which I was going to use the Eyeball 2.0 on. I also have a new MacBook Pro which has a built-in iSight camera and microphone. I have high-speed broadband. I had expected the Eyeball 2.0 to be as good or better on the MacPro than the iSight camera and mike on the MacBook Pro. I was very disappointed. The Eyeball 2.0 is a lackluster video performer.
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