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Tech SAVVY: I spy, you spy

Published:Saturday | April 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Corey I. Lindner, Gleaner Writer

Chatting with your 'peeps' on Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger or interacting via Skype isn't enough fun when you are just typing! Gone are the days when loads of emoticons have to be employed to broadcast one's facial expressions and feelings. Now it's all about that little device that connects you with your entourage videographically.

LogicTech Orbit AF

Price: $20,312

Style: ★★★★

Compatibility: ★★★★★

Functionality: ★★★★

Adios to dark, blurry images and so long to being afraid of dim lighting. Say hello to this two-megapixel motorised tracking webcam. With images that cut like a razor, whether near or far, your video-calling experience is guaranteed to be better than before.

Pleomax (Crystal Edition)

Price: $4,000

Style: ★★★★★


Functionality: ★★★★★

Not satisfied with just seeing the person? Then make Pleomax Crystal Edition your choice. With a built-in microphone, a 1.3-megapixel camera and Magic-I software, which makes available more than 50 different photo frames and 20 video effects, you are bound to serve up a platter of F-U-N!

Klip Extreme: Go Cam

Price: $1,000

Style: ★★★

Compatibility: ★★★


Certified to offer the best video calling in just four simple steps. Boasting an adjustable clip to attach the camera comfortably on to monitor and a universal base for flat surfaces, it is conveniently designed to simplify life. However, it can only afford a 0.3-megapixel photo capture and a 0.1-megapixel video capture. Share life as it happens and discover a difference with Go Cam.

Writer's Choice

Pleomax Crystal Edition is my preferred choice. The price is relatively cheap because of its multifunctional capabilities and miniature appeal.

The products mentioned in this article were provided courtesy of Royale Computers and Accessories; telephone 906-1067, 906-1068 or 754-5048.