Big price. Mediocre video quality. Bloated software.
15 October 2011
Summary: By D. Hentze Usually you get what you pay for, but in the case of the "Creative Live! Cam InPerson HD Webcam", you sure don't. My old Creative Cam is several years old. It cost less than $50, has just as good video quality if not better, and is a fraction of the size of this 9" webcam. Out of the box, the Creative Live! Cam InPerson HD Webcam was easy to install, although the included bloated software did take several minutes to install.
Summary: By EdistoWillie "Will" I purchased two of these webcams to use in conference room applications. One proved defective early on, but by the time I got around trying to return it to Amazon the return window had closed. So I had to return it directly to Creative for repair/replacement. Two weeks later, I got a replacement unit. All in all, I tend to agree with both the positive and negative reviews of this product.
Creative Sound Blaster Live!: Are all the features really necessary
21 August 2000
Summary: I've had my Live! for a while now, and to tell you the truth - I find it hard to distinguish between the sound produced by this and a lesser soundcard. At times, it is very noticeable, especially when the EAX is turned on - but most of the time (e.g. listening to music or whatever) you don't notice. This is one of the most flexible home soundcards available though.
Summary: Before buying the Soundblaster Live! decide exactly what you want it for. For gaming it is great; the audio playback is of superb quality, with very little noise. If, on the other hand, you are aspiring to be a computer musician, then be careful. The card is still great. Brilliant audio, theoretically 32 tracks of it, depending on you processor and sequencer, and full duplex recording.
Summary: The Live is a PCI soundcard that features: Full Didital Recording/Playback (Full-duplex unlike previous SoundBlaster cards) 32Mb Sampler (easily hacked to make it bigger) MIDI in/out Good Quality Hardware effects (Reverb, Distortion, Chorus, AutoWah etc...) which are called environmental audio. Digital I/O All this makes the sound blaster very attractive. That is until you realise that it has very bad software support.