Summary: I had been looking for a low-priced web cam for some time when I ran across this listing and decided to take a chance on it. I did not need a cam with a microphone, so the lack of a mic was not a problem. It worked right out of the box, but there was no software that came with it, so I downloaded the installation software from the HP website and installed that. The installation software gives me a lot more camera options. As far as I can tell, it works O.K.