A few months ago I had a dilemma on my hands, should I go for a half decent Samsung Smart TV, or do I pay the extra and have the model that comes with the built-in camera. I had to ask myself what I would use the extra features for and while it would have been good to do the video calling, it wasn’t worth paying the extra for the other benefits. The good news is you can achieve one of those features thanks to the Logitech TV cam, which simplifies HD video calling on Skype.
With having a few friends that live in other countries it’s certainly nice to stay in touch and while I can already do this on my 27-inch iMac, there nothing better than sitting in the comfort of your living room and having a video chat with a friend on the couch on a 46-inch screen in HD. There’s also the added benefit that the video chat will be in HD, although both parties will need to have the Logitech TV Cam HD in order to benefit from the improved quality.
To take advantage of the Logitech TV Cam with Skype video chat in HD all you need to do is to connect it to your HDMI port on any TV and then clip it to your television. However, there’s no need to connect the device to a computer because Skype is built in. Now you may worry that you could miss a call when your TV is off, but you will be pleased to know that Logitech’s cam will ring even if the TV is switched off, and if you do miss it there’s also voice mail.
The Logitech TV Cam HD price in the US is $199.99 and £179.99 in the UK and while this sounds like a lot to pay, you have to consider what you will be getting. Apart from what we mentioned above there is also the benefit of a wide-angled view, which means it can take in more of your surroundings as well as the fact that the camera can work in low-light conditions. To see this device in action take a look at the video embedded below.