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Featuring a super thin design, quality wide angle lens and pan, tilt and zoom functionality.

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high quality camera and microphone

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good integration with Microsoft Windows Live Messenger

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easy to change colours to match your laptop or room decor

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small and easily transportable - great for laptop use

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a little costly in comparison to the professional model or even miniature laptop systems with a similar quality webcam and embedded microphone

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special button feature is useless for those that don't use Windows Live Messenger

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The LifeCam VX-5500 is an easy to use transportable webcam aimed towards prosumers and individuals interested in a quality webcam that can be used anywhere. With interchangeable colour faceplates, the miniature VX-5500 features a 1.3 megapixel camera, a unidirectional microphone with noise and echo cancelling, pan, tilt and zoom functionality, and small clips which can be used to mount the webcam to flat LCD screens, notebooks or as a stand directly on your desk. Created specifically for use with other Microsoft products, the LifeCam Show includes a button used to immediately launch Windows Live Messenger's video call window that allows users to quickly initiate video conversations with online friends, family and co-workers. This doesn't mean it won't work with your program of choice however, Microsoft claims compatibility with Skype, Yahoo! Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger as well.

  • Camera: glass element wide angle lens, 1.3 megapixel sensor, 21” to 60” field of focus, pan, tilt and 3x digital zoom functionality
  • Microphone: unidirectional microphone with noise and echo cancellation
  • Interface: USB 2.0 recommended, USB 1.1 supported
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista
  • Dimensions: 67.1 x 68.1mm (L x W)
  • Warranty: 3 year
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