Excerpt: It was a toss up between this and the Belkin version. While they're all pretty even, the reason I went with this one was purely aesthetic. The reason I wish I went with the Belkin is because of Microsoft's stupid integration policies with their other features. I don't use MSN's chat features. I bought this unit solely for Skype and Google+. I had to go in and manually disable an automatic boot-up of Microsoft Instant Messaging.
Pros: Fast Connection, Good In Low Light, Sharp Image
Summary: A few years ago, each webcam needed its own driver software. If you changed OS and the manufacturer didn't do a new set of drivers, choosing to abandon any support and hoping you'd buy a new one from them (yeah, right!) you were stuffed. The publication of the Device Class Definition for Video Devices ('UVC') changed that because it means that - in theory - you can stick a compatible webcam into anything with UVC drivers and it will work. And, in this case, it does.