Excerpt: I found this webcam on a special offer for about $20 and decided it was worth the risk to purchase it "blind." The Camera itself is quite sleek, with a front cover, focus dial, and a "shutter" button on top. The installation was quick and painless thanks to Windows 98's USB support. I simply plugged it in and inserted the CD-ROM that accompanied the camera when prompted.
Conclusion: If you've recently found yourself having trouble recapturing that sense
of wonder which, in years past, caused people to buy useless light pens
and cumbersome three-shot video digitisers, the QuickCam USB is a fine way
to find it again. Recommended.: TWAIN stands
for Technology (or Toolkit) Without An Interesting Name. No, really, it
does. Who says programmers have no sense of humour?
Excerpt: This camera has been an interesting experiment. It has a really nifty shape and when mounted on its extension pole really attracts attention. The camera itself is in a detachable eyeball with a standard mini-USB connector in the bottom. That plugs either directly into the camera base, which contains the microphone component, or it can be attached with an 8 ½ inch extension pole to bring the camera up closer to face level.
Pros: Very good quality and a sharp image, Works quite well in low light, Extension pole helps get the camera up at face level, or the pole can be removed and the camera set on a desktop, Twain driver works well and is stable, Camera can be separated from base and connected directly to your comptuer using a mini-USB cable; however, there is no way to mount the camera in this condition, so you would have to build some sort of a support, Motorized face tracking feature (the c...
Cons: Rather expensive and not quite as good an image as the cheeper 4000 model, Face tracking software has some serious problems, No fine adjustment of color balance, only preset settings, Pop-up assistant won't minimize to the taskbar or taskbar tray, it sits on top of taskbar taking up part of the desktop, If one closes the pop-up assistant, I haven't been able to get it back without rebooting; however, the same controls are available by right clicking the camera icon in...