Summary: This is okay, I wish it mounted better on more of a variety of monitors. (flaw in design I guess) but as far as working goes, it hasn't failed me yet. Good product. Would have received 5 stars if mounting was more versatle.
Summary: The Eyeball 2.0 HD webcam with audio & video is friggin awesome!!!! I use this device for everything and it works incredibly well with my mac! I use it for skype, yahoo video, taking photos of friends, all types of stuff! It is awesome!!!! I highly recommend this item if your looking for something simple, effective, and cute in design!
Summary: As a recording enthusiast I was familiar with Blue microphones. I have a Mac Pro and Apple Cinema Display so unlike iMac owners or most modern laptop owners I had no built-in webcam. I now work closely with an associate in the UK so I decided that I wanted to add Skype to my portfolio. I read other reviews of the Blue Micropones Eyeball and some competing products before purchasing.
Summary: I read a number of reviews of this thing on Macs, both good & bad, and I've come to the conclusion that the people complaining about poor performance, or no performance at all, don't understand the requirements of this webcam. I plugged it in to a Mac Mini with OS 10.5.8, going directly into one of the USB ports in the back, and it just worked. I tried it out with GarageBand, iChat & Skype, all with no problems. Seriously! Make sure you plug it in to a USB 2.0 port.
Good experience, the mic is worth the money. The camera is just a bonus!
12 July 2011
Summary: I will start by saying I didn't buy this for the video. The microphone is what you can expect from Blue, just great. I was able to get a great deal on this so no complaints, the video is average. I see no difference in the video from my laptop that comes standard, the mic is worth it though!!
Summary: On the whole, I'm reasonably pleased with my purchase of the Eyeball. I got this to be able to add video and audio comments to papers in my online classes, and for that purpose, it works well. The audio is clear (better than on my Flip video camera) but the video is choppy. Since I don't really think my students care all that much about what I look like when I'm commenting on their papers, that's okay for me, but anyone who wants better video quality might need to invest...
Best deal I've seen for webcams. Good video, great audio, impressive value.
Alive Wire, Amazon
9 January 2011
Summary: Got this for my wife for Christmas and I'm not disappointed in the least. It's at least as good as the picture quality from my macbook pro (using skype). I'm using it on my wife's imac (older white intel imac) on USB2 (very important factor I hear on this webcam). For $40 I doubt I could find a better HD webcam for video and certainly not for audio.
Summary: This is my third webcam in a few months and the first that actually worked with my Mac Mini. Two other "top brands" produced intermittent audio and were a pain in the neck. The Eyeball was true plug and play and I never think about it anymore.