Summary: I love how small it is. I remember the old days when webcams were humongous and on tripods. And they had horrible audio/video. The video on this little Webcam is as good as I could hope for, it adjusts automatically depending upon how light or dark my room is.
Summary: The "Microsoft LifeCam VX-55000" is a great little webcam that installs fairly quickly (on my Vista Laptop PC) and provides good video and audio quality. This webcam was very easy to install and setup, taking less than a half hour so before I was able to make my first test shots.
Summary: I'm a casual user of Skype, not a regular user. A webcam is an occasional need, not part of a daily regimen. I installed the VX-5500 on an x64 Win Server 2008. (This is an improbable platform for a webcam, but this happens to be the machine I own that has a headset with noise-canceling mic).
Summary: Very good webcam for the price I payed ([...] w/free shipping). The clarity is great, microphone is very clear and picks up sound like a champ. Has spoiled my girlfriend in skype conversations. Only thing that irks me a bit about it is the microphone stays on when I don't want it to.