Reviews and Problems with Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0
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Good sound quality
Howard C. Sun, Amazon
24 October 2013
Summary: I use this product with my Mac Mini. Beautiful metal product with compact folding design. Works fine, the sound quality is really great, but the video quality depends on sunlight. With artificial light, even with a lot of artificial light, the video is very choppy, almost not usable. You must have strong sunlight to get smooth video from this device.
Summary: Well, I like Blue Mics, and I like webcams. I honestly expected WAY more bang for my buck. See, the issue is, it's driverless, and comes with no software of ANY sort-meaning you've got NO way to adjust the settings. Oh, it works GREAT when the lighting is PERFECT (i.e. mass amounts of sunlight streaming through your windows-CFLs and Incandescent bulbs are RIGHT out, if you want decent frame rate). The picture is crystal clear, too. It's just the FRAME RATE is rubbish.
"Rosebud," though a rose (or a snowflake) by any other name is still a rose (or a snowflake)
Samuel Chell, Amazon
7 December 2011
Summary: This is a nicely discounted price compared to that of a year and a half ago. If some followers of Blue are a bit puzzled, that's understandable. The "Eyeball" mic is simply a new name for what Blue used to call the "Snowflake" mic. I auditioned it and found the sound comparable to the audio quality of Blue's Snowball.
Great audio, ok video, didn't mount well on lcd monitor
David Quick "Free Soda Drinker", Amazon
23 September 2011
Summary: First off - audio is great if you're withing 4 feet of this thing as I am the way it's mounted at my office. I love it for that. I bought it primarily as a conference calling aid - we use a product at work called Lync instead of having phones/handsets and this worked great with that product to allow me to sit in on conference calls and be clear in my communication. That was my primary purpose - I'd give it a 5 out of 5 for audio.
Summary: I use it on a Mac Mini. I have no issues with the audio and video. Audio in fact is exceptional. I love the retro look. But mounting it is impossible. The included base and rubber gasket won't stay on my big monitors. The USB cable is too short anyway. I ended up taping it to a large water bottle, an ugly, but effective solution. Redesign the mounts and you have a winner here.
Summary: The Eyeball 2.0 is a great starter for anyone. The only issue I've had with it, is the webcam. They say the cam is HD, but this statement is not even close. Yes, it's good quality; but not all that great. As far as the Mic, now thats a fun and amazing sound. I recomend being close to the mic if you want the sound to be loud. I give this item a 3/5 stars.
Summary: My review's all in the title: this is a really solid little desktop mic that sounds great. I can't seem to boost the input volume enough on my Mac Pro, so while the audio quality is unusually awesome it's a tad quiet on its own. If you're using this for Skype or voice chat, be prepared for people to tell you that you sound great but you're too quiet. Some may find the base cool and useful, but for me it's just awkward.
Great pictures and above average video, but lacking in sound.
8 June 2011
Summary: I bought one of these after reading several reviews. Most said that it was one of the better webcams for Macs. Some reviewers stated that the video was lower quality but I disagree. For stills it's superb. For motion video the image quality is great but the frame rate is a bit lacking. Getting it to accurately capture sound is more than a bit tricky. Maybe I need something better than iChat or PhotoBooth but the sound volume is low at best.